Commercial

  • With so many aircraft grounded, Finnair ordered 500 wooden “corona chocks” from a local carpentry shop Bloomberg
  • Airbus achieves the world’s first fully automatic refueling contacts – Airbus
  • Boeing plans to limit scarce N95 masks for plant workers – Bloomberg
  • Employees on 737, 747/767, 777 programs, fab and support teams will resume work as early as April 20 and 21 – Boeing
  • Government aid to airlines is getting more expensive by the day – WSJ

Business

  • JetNet iQ: Covid-19 could halve 2020 bizjet deliveries – AIN
  • Cessna Skycourier completes ground engine tests – AM&D

Airlines

  • For those who were holding out hope that would be rational with minimum service exemptions… hope is gone – DoT
  • AirAsia announces resumption of domestic subject to approval from authorities – AirAsia
  • U.S. carriers aren’t just reducing schedules, they’re flying their smaller jets more too – TPG
  • Two private groups consider bid for Virgin Australia – Reuters
  • Cathay Pacific to lay off US cabin crew, furlough pilots in Australia and UK – Reuters

Social

  • Small plane makes emergency landing on Quebec City highway – CBC
  • EAA: Fate of AirVenture 2020 likely to be decided in May –Twitter

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