Despite numerous studies and reports on the cleanliness of passenger aircraft and the low risk of infection while aboard, the implementation of tangible and visible measures is key to building passenger confidence.
Spirit AeroSystems, its diversification efforts struggling as two major acquisitions remain in limbo, announced a smaller move to bolster its strategy via an aftermarket support partnership with Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. (EGAT).
Danish Air Transport (DAT) plans to cut back its domestic routes in the face of continuing weak demand and what the company’s boss said was the failure of the European Commission (EC) to provide adequate financial support.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) expects to resume a twice-weekly service from Kiev to New York starting from December with narrow-body Boeing 737-800s as demand is expected to stay low owing to the pandemic.
Just months after buying the factories as part of a prepandemic acquisition spree, Connecticut-based aero engine supplier Whitcraft Group is auctioning several plants across the U.S. next month as part of a retrenchment effort.
United Airlines will delay the planned furlough date of nearly 3,000 pilots until Oct. 31, in a bid to buy more time for negotiators to hammer out an agreement to keep the entire workgroup in place until summer 2021.
Eurocontrol and chief executives of European air navigation service providers (ANSPs) met virtually to discuss options for the deepening financial crisis caused by a “huge and ongoing decrease” in flight activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the participants announced Sept. 24.
United Airlines said Sept. 24 that it will start a pilot testing program for exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for passengers traveling to Hawaii, declaring itself the first U.S. carrier to make testing available.
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