Air Traffic Reflects Pandemic’s Impact

space-based tracking system
A side-by-side view of flights tracked by the Aireon space-based ADS-B system on Nov. 5, 2019, and April 14, 2020.
Credit: Aireon
There are various ways to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial aviation—airline schedule reductions, canceled aircraft orders, government bailouts, layoffs—and all point to the major upheaval. Among starker indicators is the number of air traffic movements. According to newly...

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