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  • Eurocontrol: passenger traffic collapses, all-cargo flights stay level

    All-cargo flights have barely declined in Europe during the coronavirus crisis despite the wipe-out of passenger operations across the continent.

    Pan-European air navigation organisation Eurocontrol states that, on 26 March, it logged 1,127 all-cargo flights – a fall of just 1% on the 1,144 recorded on the equivalent date last year of 28 March 2019.
    But Eurocontrol has released a visualisation illustrating the collapse in scheduled passenger airline traffic at the end of the month. It states that, on the same day as the cargo operations were recorded, 26 March, there were just 2,872 scheduled services – a fall of 87% – as well as a near-halving of charter and business aviation flights.
    www.eurocontrol.int

  • European airlines revenue losses mount – urgent government support required

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) strengthened its call for urgent action from European governments to provide financial relief to airlines.

    The latest IATA scenario for potential revenue loss by European carriers is US$76 bn and passenger demand (measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers) is projected to be 46% below 2019 levels. A decline of this magnitude puts at risk about 5.6 million jobs and $378bn in GDP supported by air transport. “The air transport industry is an economic engine, supporting up to 12.2 million jobs across Europe and $823 billion in GDP. Every job created in the aviation industry supports another 24 jobs in the wider economy. Governments must recognize the vital importance of the air transport industry, and that support is urgently needed. First, this will keep airlines financially viable during the present lockdown, preserving jobs, maintaining essential connections to repatriate citizens, and carrying life-saving air cargo supplies. Secondly, this would avoid broad economic damage by ensuring that airlines can rapidly scale-up operations when travel restrictions are lifted, jump-starting the European and global economies,” said Rafael Schvartzman, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Europe.
    www.iata.org

  • COVID-19 updates

    The rapid spread of COVID-19 and associated government travel restrictions and advisories are having a significant and increasingly negative impact on the demand for global air traffic.

    The majority, if not all, of the world's airlines have announced drastic capacity cuts (mostly from 50-100%) and are taking severe actions to reduce operating expenses and improve cash flow, which include grounding aircraft, deferring capital spending, and temporarily reducing the global workforce. The situation is very fluid and changing daily, hourly.
    Due to the continually evolving situation the EBAA and NBAA websites will be updated regularly with new information and resources to help business aviation operators be informed and continue to operate.
    www.ebaa.org
    www.nbaa.org

  • Embraer’s Phenom 300E achieves triple-certification

    Embraer Executive Jets announced that the new Phenom 300E - the fastest and longest-ranged single-pilot jet, capable of reaching Mach 0.80 - was granted its Type Certificate by ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil), EASA and the FAA.

    The new Phenom 300E is the most enhanced version of the Phenom 300 series, which was the most delivered business jet series in the 2010s. The Phenom 300E achieved its certification goals with an intracontinental range of 2,010 nautical miles (or 3,723 km, considering NBAA IFR reserves with 5 passengers), a high-speed cruise of 464 ktas, a maximum payload of 2,636 lb (1,196 kg), a take-off distance of 3,209 ft (978 m) and an unfactored landing distance of 2,212 ft (674 m). In addition, the new Phenom 300E received both avionics upgrades and enhancements that lowered cabin noise levels. The enhanced Phenom 300E will be available for delivery starting in the second quarter.
    www.embraer.com

  • People: Andrew Broom, CEO for the Citation Jet Pilot association

    Andrew Broom is the Chief Executive Officer for the Citation Jet Pilot association. He is an accomplished aviation leader with executive experience at both aircraft manufacturers and member associations.

    Andrew BroomHe joined CJP after successfully launching the HondaJet for Honda Aircraft Company where he led all marketing and communications efforts globally from 2012 to 2016. Prior to Honda he was Vice President of Communications and Outreach at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and had responsibilities that included advocacy programs, efforts to grow the pilot population, and the annual AOPA Aviation Summit. Broom has also worked at Hawker Beechcraft, Eclipse Aviation, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He earned both a BS in Aeronautical Science and an MBA from Embry-Riddle, and completed his Certified Flight instructor, Instrument Instructor ratings. He and his wife Melissa have three boys.
    www.citationjetpilots.com

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