The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services jointly issued its Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus guidelines to support the health and safety of passengers, aviation employees, and the aviation industry.
Airlines around the world are beginning to ramp up operations again. CAT Editor Rick Adams, FRAeS, outlines some of the considerations for pilots, cabin crew and maintenance technicians and the retraining required for restarting the engines.
Due to COVID-19, Nicholas Robinson, the Director General of Civil Aviation for Transport Canada, has allowed candidates to attempt a flight test prior to completing a written exam for the issuance of an Instrument Rating or any of the Initial Instructor Ratings.
Turboprop manufacturer ATR and Australia’s biggest independent airline Regional Express (REX) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in studying optimised solutions for the replacement and modernisation of its fleet.