It is difficult to overstate the impact the present COVID-19 crisis has and will have on the whole aviation sector. Airline travel came to a near standstill, nearly 18,000 planes are parked or in long-term storage, and manufacturers are drastically reducing their new aircraft production rates.
United Airlines delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and the airline’s San Francisco Maintenance Base that were made from 12,284 pounds of uniforms United upcycled.
Robert Luthy, General Manager of L3Harris Commercial Training Services, noted while the schools remain open, his team has been in regular contact with federal and state governments and are taking preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of employees, including enabling employees to work remotely where possible.
CPaT Global has been chosen by Korean Air to provide distance learning solutions for its pilots. Korean Air’s distance learning package includes tailored aircraft systems courses, over 40 general subjects, interactive aircraft diagrams, and a mobile learning management system.
Fatigue is a challenge to workers in all industries, especially air transport crew members with the myriad of fatigue exacerbating factors involved with their work, including long haul flights, night flights, international trips across multiple time zones, jet lag, and constantly changing sleep environments.