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Tag: COVID-19

ICAO calls on countries to grant speedy authorization and access for repatriation flights

ICAO issued new advice to national governments on repatriation flights designated as State aircraft, humanitarian flights, or commercial repatriation flights. The move comes as restrictions on air traffic continue to be introduced by many States to contain the spread of COVID-19. The latest recommendations from the UN agency for civil aviation encouraged countries to ensure… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney customers heading to the front lines in a time of need.

In the face of Covid-19, aircraft manufacturers and operators around the world have shifted their operations from transporting passengers to finding creative ways to help ease the pressure in times where urgent support is needed. Many companies have found ways to create a positive impact on the current situation. Embraer Embraer, manufacturer of several Pratt… Read More ›

Safran and Segula Technologies continue to support the fight against Covid-19 by adapting Decathlon’s Easybreath Subea mask for use in hospitals

Safran has adapted the Easybreath Subea snorkeling mask from sports retailer Decathlon to protect medical personnel from airborne droplets that could transmit the coronavirus, in conjunction with the engineering firm Segula Technologies and with support from the French Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute (IRBA). Safran and Segula Technologies are offering open access to the files… Read More ›

25 Million Jobs at Risk with Airline Shutdown

The International Air Transport Association has released  new analysis showing that some 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with plummeting demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 crisis. Globally, the livelihoods of some 65.5 million people are dependent on the aviation industry, including sectors such as travel and tourism. Among these are 2.7… Read More ›

EUROCONTROL States agree a €1.1 billion deferral package to assist airlines

The EUROCONTROL Member States have agreed a financial package enabling airlines to defer the payment of up to €1.1 billion of air traffic control fees due for payment to Europe’s air traffic management industry in the coming months. As a result of COVID-19, the number of flights operating daily in European airspace has declined by… Read More ›

ICAO launches COVID-19 contingency coordination tool and new measures to ensure safe operations

  ICAO issued a new State letter today drawing the attention of national governments to new measures aimed at ensuring safe operations during COVID-19, and to a contingency coordination website it will establish through 31 March 2021. The State letter was issued by ICAO Secertary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and comes as more and more aviation service… Read More ›

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