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OVID-19 impact on aviation

airlines, airports, 

business aviation, general aviation

OEMs and etc.


This is the seventh 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. (etymology of potpourri is “rotten stew”)




SAFO 20009, COVID-19: Updated Interim Occupational Health and Safety Guidance for Air Carriers and Crews,

EASA to set out ‘safety protocol’ for restoration of air transport

Fact Check: Southwest CEO’s Boast About Airplanes’ Low COVID Risk Flies by Key Concerns

Flying is going to be very different post-coronavirus – Marketplace

Empty ‘Middle Seat’ to Enhance Safety on Board: Yes or No?

American Airlines Will Make Employees Wear Face Coverings Starting Friday and is Checking Temps for Some

Frontier Becomes First U.S. Airline to Announce Temperature Checks Before Flying

Delta Cleaning All Flights Using Electrostatic Sprayers

International Flights Suspended for 7 Days in Philippines

Asiana Airlines Enforces Its Pilots to Fly A380 Airplanes with No Passengers for Their Pilot Qualifications

A List of Retired Aircraft Due to COVID-19 Pandemic




Homeless Living at Airport — and One Man Found in a Parked Plane — Underscore the Wreckage of COVID-19

Airports are being repurposed as drive-in movie theaters, morgues, and a concert hall for one during the pandemic. See 7 ways airports are adapting without fliers.

Airports are testing thermal cameras and other technology to screen travelers for COVID-19

NY Airport Is 1st to Use Device That Could Be Game-Changer In Keeping Airports Clean

Airport cities and aerotropolises after the COVID-19 pandemic

Airlines and airports adopt new measures to get passengers flying ahead of a coronavirus vaccine

Bringing America Back: The state of airport testing and more to know




Private jets industry wrecked; only 5% fleet flying, 40% aircraft to remain grounded after lockdown

Pilot Protection a Priority During COVID-19 Air Ambulance Operations | NBAA – National Business Aviation Association

Insurance Hikes, Limited Covid Aid for Helo Operators

Doctors refine advice to volunteer pilot groups

NetJets to Test Pilots for COVID-19 Despite ‘Unprecedented Financial Strain on Our Industry’

Civil Air Patrol Wing Flies New Mexico COVID-19 Tests to Lab

Picture of the Day: Honoring COVID-19 first responders


Post COVID-19, flying will be the safest mode of travel: Airbus

Boeing CEO Expects Airline Bankruptcy: What Did He Really Mean About Coronavirus Impacts?

Aerospace sector in Wales ‘may never recover’

Over 500 Layoffs Possible for HAECO Airframe Services

What Aircraft Maintenance Workers Need to Know about COVID-19

Business Aviation OEMs Adapt to COVID-19 Landscape

GE Layoffs 2020: Why The Engine Manufacturer’s Aviation Division Plans To Cut 13,000 Jobs



Lawmakers seeking pandemic aviation working group

IBA Highlights At Risk Aircraft Types as COVID-19 Drives Oversupply, Fleet Reductions and Value Falls

New aviation safety guidance for managing COVID-19 is published

AINsight: Aeromedicals and the Pandemic

TSA reveals employees must wear face masks at screening checkpoints

Covid-19 Casts a Dark Cloud Over the Flying Car Future







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