Rewatch the first of our new series of online discussions regarding current training and simulation issues and best practices across civil aviation, military, healthcare and other safety-critical industries.
With the appropriate steps to improve the sanitary situation in airports and aboard aircraft, airlines around the globe are looking to restart passenger activity. The way forward is unclear, and indeed not easy.
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.
Even before 9-11, and especially with the continuous growth of commercial aviation since the financial crisis of 2008, every conference and every aviation publication, even business publications, would debate the pilot shortage.