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This is the sixteenth Potpourri edition.

This information resource is intended to capture some of the articles about the coronavirus impact on aviation. Not included are, for example, the high profile battles over the grants/loans under CARES, but stories of how the aviation safety personnel are dealing with this epidemic.


airline captain with mask

Man removed from Delta flight after mask dispute

Man threatened crew, passengers, witness says

JetBlue will Test UV Cleaning on Planes Due to Coronavirus

Allegiant Will Furlough Up To 275 Pilots Amid $93m Loss

The case of the unmasked airline passenger contracting COVID adds fuel to a growing debate

InFO 20005, Expansion of Existing Programs and FAA Policy – Flexibilities for Managing Scheduled Maintenance Requirements Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Southwest Is Testing Out Temperature Checks at Dallas-Love – Simple Flying

American Airlines Will Finally Allow Flight Attendants to Wear Face Shields

Man Holds Up American Airlines Flight Claiming HIPAA Rights Over Not Wearing a Face Mask

Airlines See Prolonged Wait for Pre-Covid Traffic Levels Return

 IATA Confirms: Global Passenger Traffic to Recover Only in 2024

Delta CEO: Airline’s Pandemic Strategy is ‘Putting People Over Profits’

Most travelers will be required to wear masks on European flights

JetBlue Outlines Post-Crisis Network Recovery Plan – Simple Flying

JetBlue, pilots union arrive at deal to keep away from involuntary furloughs right until Might 2021

The EU intends to legalize the wearing of masks on planes | FREE NEWS

FedEx pilots, union call on company to suspend Hong Kong operations

United Airlines Goes On Cargo Tear

Preserving Cash Is Top Priority for JetBlue Airways



Coronavirus testing at airports ‘not silver bullet’ to easing restrictions, minister says

Airport coronavirus tests demanded by airlines and MPs to save tourism industry

Israel to open fast-track coronavirus testing labs at Ben-Gurion Airport

Airport Health Accreditation programme to help combat COVID-19

Boris Johnson urged to launch ‘smart’ airport testing to cut Covid quarantine

Dogs are now being trained to smell coronavirus in US patients

 Philadelphia International Airport says hundreds of layoffs are possible without more federal aid

These absurd Covid-19 rules have actually made airports more civilised

German Airports Offer Free Covid-19 Tests For Holidaymakers To Combat Second Wave

  AviationManuals Reports Operators Used Lull in Flying to Improve Operations


loading medical supplies into GA plane

 Cleared to land: Private pilots given rare opportunity to land at JFK, LAX and other major airports

NATA: Charter Community Must Step Up Collaboration

NetJets COVID Recovery Means Saving European Fleet | NBAA – National Business Aviation Association

New Bizav Group To Share Best COVID-19 Practices

Bolen Corrects L.A. Times’ Inaccurate Characterization of Business Aviation | NBAA – National Business Aviation Association

Signature Aviation Sees Rising Traffic




Manufacturing and Maintenance

Covid-19 Impact on Mx Will ‘Haunt Aviation,’ ARSA Says

Grim Picture of Pandemic’s Impact on Aviation Maintenance

Airbus slows plane-making as Covid-19 leads to £1.7bn loss

Airbus Reports 50 Percent Drop in Plane Deliveries as Covid-19 Crisis Batters Aviation Market

Embraer to collaborate on technologies and solutions to combat COVID-19

Boeing slashes jet output, eyes factory shake-up as COVID-19 hammers sales

Boeing Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19’s impact on the aerospace and defense sector

Guidance for aerospace and defense executives

COVID-19’s impact on manufacturing



et cetera

Stakeholders agree on consistent travel processes | Airlines.

400,000 Jobs Lost at Airlines During Coronavirus Pandemic

Hot air balloons take off for 1st time from Israel’s int’l airport – People’s Daily Online

 Weathering COVID-19: aviation regulators’ measures to aid aviation operations

Rosie the Riveter now and then

94-year-old ‘Rosie the Riveter’ once made warplanes and red bandannas. Now she makes face masks with the same cloth.

One of the original ‘Rosie the Riveters’ is now making masks to help defeat coronavirus

Just one of the authentic ‘Rosie the Riveters’ is now earning masks to assistance defeat coronavirus



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