Credit: BoeingBoeing 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.
Credit: Rob FinlaysonAmerican 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.
Credit: China Southern AirlinesBeijing is looking to allow more airlines to apply for charter flights into China, thus increasing flights beyond the so-called “five ones” policy introduced to stem the importation of COVID-19 cases.
Credit: Rob FinlaysonThe 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.
Credit: AirbusWelcome to Routes’ look at how the Asia-Pacific aviation market is responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, helping you understand the schedule changes and manage the impact so we can navigate through this crisis together. Routes is part of the Aviation Week Network.
Credit: Garmin InternationalConcerned 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.
Credit: Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services WorldwideThe German government and the European Commission (EC) are trying to overcome an impasse that is threatening a €9 billion ($9.9 billion) rescue package for Lufthansa
Credit: COMACChina’s state-owned aircraft manufacturer COMAC has rolled out the first ARJ21-700 regional jet destined for Air China and also debuted the corporate jet variant, the COMAC Business Jet (CBJ).