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2020 AGM & World Air Transport Summit postponed

International Air Transport Association announced the postponement of the 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The event had been scheduled to take place on 22-23 June in Amsterdam. The 76th IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit will be held when it is both safe and practicable to do so. IATA anticipates that will be in the late third or early fou...

European Union must act now - aviation industry is facing an unprecedented liquidity crisis

Aviation is a strategically important sector making a vital contribution to Europe’s overall economy and employment. In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, Europeans are no longer able to travel, the vast majority of aircraft in Europe are grounded, the sale of air tickets has come to a nearly complete stop and airports across the continent have come to a standstill. While welcomi...

British Airways joins the community fight against COVID-19

British Airways is joining the response against Covid-19 with a company-wide taskforce who will bring their skills and expertise to communities across the UK to help the fight against the COVID-19 virus. The current reduction in the number of flights means British Airways is in the position of having thousands of cabin and flight crew with more time available and an appetite to volunteer. The...

Lufthansa Group extends repatriation flight schedule until 3 May

Due to the continuing travel restrictions, Lufthansa decided to extend its repatriation flight schedule, which was originally scheduled to run until 19 April, until 3 May. This also means that all remaining flights of the original flight schedule between 25 April and 3 May will be cancelled. Flights which were planned to operate until 24 April were cancelled at an earlier date. As of today, 2...

Return to the Skies - London Biggin Hill recovery package for operators

London Biggin Hill Airport is launching a package of services to help operators maintain aircraft airworthiness and keep flight crew training current during the coronavirus crisis, so that flight operations can be ramped up quickly once travel restrictions are lifted. Branded ‘Return to the Skies’, the package applies to all business jets, whether based at London Biggin Hill Airport...

Business aviation in covid19 crisis - what comes after?

European Business Aviation Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, as well as national associations together urged European policy-makers and regulators to protect the continuity and survival of the Business Aviation sector in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In its open letter, the European Business Aviation community calls on policy-makers and regulators in t...

Make Air Travel More Safe and Efficient - Tamarack Aerospace Supports CARES Act

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the aerospace industry, Tamarack is launching a temporary program with special pricing for its revolutionary Active Winglet technology for Cessna CitationJets. This ensures Tamarack employees and the supply chain stay strong while providing added economic resilience and safety margins for customer operations. Tamarack is...

New player on cargo transportation market - Avion Express

Originally established as a cargo and passenger airline back in 2005, Avion Express, leading ACMI operator with 15 years of experience, announced re-entering the airfreight market. This move comes as a response to a rapidly changing situation in the market. Although commercial passenger flights were suspended around the world due to coronavirus pandemic, cargo-carrying flights are in huge dem...

First EASA-certified commercial Cargo Seat Bags

Colibri Aero together with J&C Aero have developed universal Cargo Seat Bags for commercial and humanitarian cargo transportation inside Airbus A319/A320/A321 passenger cabins. The newly developed interior modification kit has already been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and has received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC).  The Cargo Seat Bag comes...

Geneva Airpark adapted operations and procedures to COVID-19 crisis

Geneva Airpark has implemented full procedures and organization to manage the arrivals and departures of business jets and host and protect them in its hangar throughout the Covid-19 crisis at Geneva airport. Health: application of social distancing measures Geneva Airpark has adapted all its procedures to comply with social distancing measures so as to protect the health of its customers, t...

Europe leading airlines have self-help options to survive industry cash crunch

Europe’s largest airlines have important self-help options open to them to help stave off the liquidity crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic despite the spectre of mass bankruptcy hanging over the industry and calls for urgent government assistance. Scope Ratings says the longer-term challenge for surviving airlines is that they will be operating in a much changed and less favoura...

Mobilization of French aerospace industry

In order to help healthcare personnel to fight against Covid-19, Dassault Aviation has so far issued 130,000 protective masks to French regional health agencies. The Company is currently continuing to supply several hundred thousand masks of various types to ensure the protection of its employees and to make donations to the regional health agencies on which our nine facilities in France depend...