The COVID-19 outbreak and the disruption it is causing to international travel could hit industry-wide orders for long-haul aircraft, Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury told a Mar. 4 hearing of the French senate’s economic affairs committee.
Philippine Airlines’ net losses reached a record PHP10.6 billion ($208 million) in 2019; the flag carrier’s issues have exacerbated in 2020 with the Taal Volcano eruptions and COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Construction of a third runway for Shenzhen Baoan International Airport has received permission from China’s top planning agency, clearing the way for the facility to handle 80,000 passengers a year by 2030.
UK long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic is seeking to defer staff salary increases and is cutting the pay of its senior executives as it braces for the increasing financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
African airlines need support from their respective national governments and must also come together to face the problems confronting the airline industry on the continent, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said Mar. 4.
U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) auditors will examine the FAA’s recently-updated safety inspector staffing model with an eye on evaluating whether forecasted personnel needs are accurate, and how the agency factors in designees.
Satellite communications (satcom) terminal supplier Isotropic Systems will license components of its optical multi-beamforming antenna technology to aerospace and defense companies to build products “capable of unleashing a new era of inflight connectivity.”