Boeing formally announced the resumption of 737 MAX production on May 27, five months after it suspended manufacture of the model and five weeks after moving the first employees back into its facility in Renton, Washington, to begin reviving the assembly line.
American Airlines will cut 30% of its management and support staff, or about 5,000 positions, in anticipation of “running a much smaller airline” for the foreseeable future due to fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic, the airline told employees late May 27.
The grim situation facing the Asia-Pacific airline industry is highlighted by new statistics for April depicting the remarkably sudden drop in traffic and capacity caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
The A380's Newest Customer
All Nippon Airways is the newest operator of the A380, having taken its first aircraft in May 2019. More than two years on, it still operates three of the aircraft, having taken its final delivery in October 2020.
Concerned over the potential of interference with radio altimeters, an aviation industry coalition has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider an order making available “mid-band” radio frequency spectrum for uses including 5G communications.