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Re: Aviation
« Reply #300 on: March 10, 2020, 09:13:50 PM »
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Ramen!


Any other rules requiring minimum availability of planes, trains or even buses needs to be suspended while people are being asked to shelter in place.
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« Reply #301 on: March 10, 2020, 11:11:32 PM »
It seems they have, now it has been brought to their attention.
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Re: Aviation
« Reply #302 on: March 12, 2020, 01:21:19 PM »
FAA and European Commission drop ghost flight rules during the coronavirus outbreak
Airlines will stop coronavirus ‘ghost flights’—now we need to rethink the future of flying

Even without ghost flights—empty planes that help an airline hold onto flight slots—the coronavirus highlights the environmental impact of the aviation industry.
 
With the demand for flights drastically down amid the coronavirus outbreak, the airline industry is reeling. Avoiding air travel is top of mind for most of the public, and that means revenue losses—of up to $113 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association, if COVID-19 spreads broadly—but it also means that we’re in a crucial moment to reassess the industry’s impact on the environment.


https://www.fastcompany.com/90476154/airlines-will-stop-coronavirus-ghost-flights-now-we-need-to-rethink-the-future-of-flying
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Re: Aviation
« Reply #303 on: March 12, 2020, 01:26:15 PM »
And the US restricting the entry of EU citizens will mean even less flights i guess...
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Re: Aviation
« Reply #304 on: March 12, 2020, 02:08:41 PM »
Less long haul too. It will all have an impact.
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Re: Aviation
« Reply #305 on: March 17, 2020, 11:50:35 PM »
Global airlines face bankruptcy by May if governments don’t intervene, warns aviation consultant
March 17, 202
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Airlines are flying into one of the bloodiest weeks for the industry, as they battle to survive travel restrictions and country lockdowns in the face of the coronavirus crisis

The escalating coronavirus crisis could bankrupt most of the world’s airlines by the end of May unless they get help from governments and the industry, an aviation consultant has warned.

“Demand is drying up in ways that are completely unprecedented,” Sydney-based consulting firm CAPA Centre for Aviation said in a report on Monday.

“Coordinated government and industry action is needed — now — if catastrophe is to be avoided, CAPA warned. “Otherwise, “emerging from the crisis will be like entering a brutal battlefield, littered with casualties.”

The grim prognosis comes in one of the bloodiest weeks for airlines, which are fast running out of cash as hundreds of thousands of fleets are grounded as they battle to survive travel restrictions and country lockdowns that have engulfed the industry in crisis.

On Monday, British Airways owner IAG, easyJet and Ryanair withdrew earnings guidance as they announced mass groundings of aircraft and thousands of layoffs to cope with the escalating crisis of COVID-19.

EasyJet EZJ, -6.14% said it would continue to operate rescue flights for short periods “where we can” to repatriate customers, and warned that these actions “will continue on a rolling basis for the foreseeable future and could result in the grounding of the majority of the easyJet fleet.”

Nicholas Farhi, transportation expert at global consulting firm OC&C Strategy Consultants, said most countries are anticipating about 12 weeks of travel restrictions, which we are just at the start of in Europe and the US.

“In Europe, we are really only in week 1 or 2, and planned flights (as of March 13th) were already expected to be 15-30% down this week vs prior year,” Farhi said, adding, “Some kind of government support is unavoidable.”


“Most of all, amid these announcements, in some cases it will be important not to confuse zero equity with bankruptcy,” Manduca said.

In the U.S., United Airlines UAL, -13.53% announced an approximate 50% cut in capacity for April and May. In a message to employees late on Sunday night, United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz and President Scott Kirby said “Even with those cuts, we’re expecting load factors to drop into the 20-30% range — and that is if things don’t get worse,” the executives said.

Scandinavian airline SAS SAS, +3.36% said it would halt most of its operation and temporarily lay off up to 10,000 employees, or 90% of its workforce, and apply for government help to survive the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Sweden has announced a $31 billion crisis package to help struggling businesses. ...
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/global-airlines-face-bankruptcy-by-may-if-governments-dont-intervene-warns-aviation-consultant-2020-03-16
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Re: Aviation
« Reply #306 on: March 22, 2020, 01:09:05 AM »
COVID-19 — airline bailout must also help our kids avoid the next climate crisis
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Aviation has shown remarkable resilience in the face of past crises. This one is vastly different in scope and depth. But once airlines recover from this one, ensuring they’re on a path to reduce emissions would be a big step in the battle against climate change. Plus, taxpayers, who are facing their own economic hardships, have the right to expect responsible behavior in exchange for bailouts. They shouldn’t have to fund private corporations only to see them create more costs for the public, in the form of climate change impacts.

That’s why any big package of assistance to the airline industry should require that in order to access funds, U.S. airlines must agree to abide by the targets they’ve already identified. They must reduce greenhouse gas emissions attributable to domestic flights by 50 percent by 2050 from 2005 levels, and meet an enforceable downward emissions trajectory with interim targets. To meet their commitments, airlines can use a combination of sustainable alternative fuels (SAF) and offsets, drawing on their own “four pillar” strategy. ...
https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/488773-covid-19-airline-bailout-must-also-help-our-kids-avoid-the-next
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Re: Aviation
« Reply #307 on: March 22, 2020, 01:18:42 AM »
Lawmakers call protecting jobs the priority in any bailout for Boeing and aviation industry | The Seattle Times
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Boeing, reading the tea leaves and no doubt also anxious to preserve cash, said Friday afternoon that it will suspend dividends and share buybacks until further notice, and will not pay CEO Dave Calhoun and Board Chairman Larry Kellner for the rest of this year.
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Even the local Machinists union recognizes Boeing’s dilemma about trying to continue work while at the same time facing the growing threat from the virus that as of Thursday had infected 18 of its local workers.

In a note to union members Friday, Jon Holden, president of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 751, said he has received calls from members frustrated the union has not called for Boeing to shut down operations in Puget Sound.

“This union membership includes 32,000 families that depend on their paychecks to survive,” Holden told his members. “If we demand that operations be shut down, we have no way of knowing how long a shutdown will last and how much pay members will receive.”

This dilemma is at the heart of the debate over the economic-relief package now being negotiated in Congress.

Larsen said House Democrats will insist upon two basic principles: “It has to protect the workers. And taxpayers have to get their money back.”

He said Congress has learned from the mistakes of the relief package airlines got after the 9/11 attacks, when many of the carriers later went into bankruptcy anyway, cutting wages, handing pension liabilities to the government and outsourcing work of airplane repair and catering.

“We don’t want that to happen again,” Larsen said. He said the House bill will require that companies that take the assistance “continue to pay their workers and provide benefits and continue their obligations to people on pensions.”

And he said Democrats will also seek to insert some protection for workers in the event of a subsequent bankruptcy. ...
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/lawmakers-call-protecting-jobs-the-priority-in-any-bailout-for-boeing-and-aviation-industry/
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Re: Aviation
« Reply #308 on: March 22, 2020, 04:05:37 PM »
Yup go after Canadair like there is no tomorrow and then take a hand out. Good work boys and girls!!!

Reaping the instant karma now ;-)

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Re: Aviation
« Reply #309 on: March 24, 2020, 03:40:21 PM »
Boeing suspends Washington production, GE Aviation lays off thousands
03/23/20
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Two major U.S. aviation companies on Monday announced drastic measures as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe and hammer economic markets.

Boeing said it was suspending airplane production in the Seattle area for 14 days beginning on March 25.

The shutdown will take place at “sites across the Puget Sound area,” where roughly 70,000 employees work to build such aircraft as the Air Force’s KC-46 aerial refueling tanker and Navy’s P-8 Poseidon submarine hunters, according to a company statement.

The closures will include “additional deep cleaning activities at impacted sites,” as more than a dozen employees had confirmed coronavirus cases, Reuters reported Monday.

General Electric, meanwhile, will lay off about 2,600 employees -- or about 10 percent of the workforce -- from its aviation arm, which makes engines for military aircraft.

In addition, about half of its U.S. maintenance, repair and overhaul employees will be furloughed for three months, GE Chairman and CEO Larry Culp said in a statement Monday.

“The rapid contraction of air travel has resulted in a significant reduction in demand as commercial airlines suspend routes and ground large percentages of their fleets,” Culp said. “As a result, GE Aviation is announcing several steps that, while painful, preserve our ability to adapt as the environment continues to evolve.” ...
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/489101-boeing-suspends-washington-production-ge-aviation-lays-off-thousands
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Re: Aviation
« Reply #310 on: March 24, 2020, 08:06:50 PM »
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Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) 3/24/20, 2:17 PM
Yesterday, we tracked 95,227 flights, the lowest number of flights in a day since 25 December 2016. It's also the first time since then that we've tracked fewer than 100,000 flights in a day.

Daily tracking statistics: flightradar24.com/data/statistics 
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1242515928237121536
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Re: Aviation
« Reply #311 on: March 25, 2020, 08:57:48 PM »
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With so many canceled flights in Europe, the U.S., and Australia, there are fewer weather observations going into computer models. This could result in reduced forecast accuracy.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/03/25/by-grounding-flights-coronavirus-could-make-your-weather-forecast-less-accurate/
https://twitter.com/capitalweather/status/1242889318630383617
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Re: Aviation
« Reply #312 on: April 04, 2020, 04:34:04 PM »
United Airlines cuts 80% of capacity, expects bigger reduction in May
Published: April 3, 2020 at 6:31 p.m. ET
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United Airlines Holdings Inc. … announced huge capacity cuts and expects more to come. …  In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, United said it has cut about 80% of its capacity in April with even larger cuts expected in May. In the meantime, United said it will evaluate and cancel flights on a rolling 90-day basis until demand recovers.

The airline said it is losing more than $100 million a day in revenue and that it expects fourth-quarter revenue to be down at least 30% from the year-ago period. Crain's Chicago Business reported late Friday that United has also filed for a federal grant in order to keep paying employees. United shares are down 74% for the year, while the S&P 500 index is down 23%.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/united-airlines-cuts-80-of-capacity-expects-bigger-reduction-in-may-2020-04-03


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London Heathrow to close runway as it scales back operations due to coronavirus pandemic
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London Heathrow will close one of its runways from next week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the aviation industry.  Under a new scaled-back operation the airport will only use one of its two runways, changing over on a weekly basis.

The airport said a runway would be shut down from next Monday to “increase resilience and safety for staff, passengers and cargo”.

"Under this new operation, we will alternate which runway we use on a weekly basis and publish a new alternation schedule that will continue to provide local communities with respite periods," he said.

"Although we are seeing significantly fewer flights at the moment, Heathrow will remain open so that we can continue to play a crucial role in helping to secure vital medical goods and food for the nation during this unprecedented epidemic."
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https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavirus/london-heathrow-to-close-runway-as-it-scales-back-operations-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic/ar-BB125U3D
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