Trend: COVID-19 Impact

Airline CEOs See Digital Health Passports, Vaccines as Key to Restoring Business and International Flying

The month of March saw a rebound in domestic and leisure U.S. air travel, but airline executives are hopeful that the ongoing rollout of vaccines and a more standardized process […]

Pandemic Relief Plan Includes Billions for US Airlines and Aviation OEMs

On March 6, the U.S. Senate passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion bill that includes a combined $17 billion in coronavirus-related relief funding for U.S.-based […]

Biometric Privacy in the Era of COVID-19: Facial Recognition Compliance for Airports and Airlines

The commercial use of facial recognition technology has advanced at an explosive rate, expanding into numerous industries. This technology has had an especially transformative impact on the commercial aviation industry, […]

The Runway to Recovery: Future Proofing Will be Key for Commercial Aviation Progress in 2021

  Commercial aviation has faced major challenges in 2020 due to the near shut-down of international travel in March 2020. Commercial operators and MROs have had to park almost entire […]

COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Aircraft Values

The year 2020 was the most tumultuous on record for the value of most aircraft types, much worse than the First Gulf War of the early 1990s, the Asian Crisis […]

Free Internet is a Must: El Al Airlines Tal Kalderon Talks IFC and Airline COVID-19 Recovery

El Al Airlines is the national airline of Israel, and has been running strong since 1948. But with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every corner of the world, the airline — […]

Travel Medicine Researchers Urge COVID Testing of Airport Personnel

  While airline travel has dropped sharply this year as compared to last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel medicine researchers have plumbed evidence that points to ways to […]

KLM CEO’s Outlook Still Optimistic as Second COVID-19 Wave Hits European Air Travel

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines CEO Pieter Elbers believes most airlines globally as operating in unpredictable survival modes right now under the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, while he still sees […]

Is Your Face the New Airline Boarding Pass?

Biometric technologies, which can use anything from fingerprints to facial scans for identification, are being floated as a solution for airports adjusting to life under COVID-19. While some biometric technologies […]