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· Boeing to Start Voluntary Layoffs, Will Shed an Initial 2,500 Workers →
Company executives said last month that Boeing planned to shed about 10% of its 160,000-strong global workforce this year as it reduces jetliner production in response to airlines’ inability or unwillingness to take new aircraft following huge declines in passenger traffic.
· COVID-19: Travellers take note! Most viruses, other germs do not spread easily on flights, says CDC →
If no symptomatic passengers were identified during or immediately after the flight, the CDC recommends airlines to follow routine operating procedures for cleaning aircraft, managing solid waste, and wearing PPE.
· Favourable Mix And Input Deflation Bolster Michelin Until An Aftermarket Recovery →
These favourable price developments in SR3 offset negative impacts from construction and equipment tires as well as aircraft tires, meaning a rather limited 7% decline in sales.
· Zipline begins US medical delivery with UAV program honed in Africa →
This rolls up into the evolving federal code on operation of unmanned aircraft in the U.S. and allows Novant and Zipline to operate “until Oct. 31, 2020, or until all COVID-related restrictions on travel, business and mass gatherings for North Carolina are lifted, whichever occurs first,” according to the FAA.
· 'Some things were out of bounds': Fire chiefs 'gagged' on climate change warnings to government, inquiry told →
Significantly less property may be have been lost to the fires if the government had heeded their warnings, and moved to secure lease agreements for an expanded fleet of water bombing aircraft ahead of the most recent fire season, Mr Mullins said.
· Latam becomes largest airline driven to bankruptcy by coronavirus →
Latam was born in 2012 through a merger between Chile's LAN and Brazil's TAM, spawning a carrier with large aircraft order books and major exposure to Latin America's top economy as it went through its worst recession on record.
· Virgin bidder Cyrus plans to keep airline as full-service Qantas competitor →
Virgin's would keep most of its 75 Boeing 737s for domestic flights but other aircraft types - including eight A320s, 14 Fokker 100s and 14 ATR72 turbo-propeller planes - would likely be cut, sources said.
· Airline Round-Up In Coronavirus →
The long pole at that point will be retraining pilots and recertifying aircraft: it is not a simple or short process to return a pilot or airplane to revenue flying, following an extended absence.
· From the Archives, 1962: Australia commits military support to Thailand →
Sabre jet fighter aircraft to Thailand within the next day or so.
· LATAM becomes largest airline yet driven to bankruptcy by coronavirus →
LATAM was born in 2012 through a merger between Chile's LAN and Brazil's TAM, spawning a carrier with large aircraft order books and major exposure to Latin America's top economy as it went through its worst recession on record.