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Covid-19 Airworthiness Issues

Often the word unprecedented is used. The COVID-19 crisis came upon us quickly, but it will not leave us quickly. There is much we do not know. However, we do know that the coronavirus pandemic is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone. The importance of Airworthiness remains undiminished. As the international aviation industry returns to service it may become more important than ever.

Covid-19 Articles

Planes grounded by Covid-19 kept in tip-top shape at Changi

About 800 maintenance workers have stepped up work around the clock to ensure that the planes can take to the skies quickly when air travel picks up again.
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Airbus FAST Magazine – Protecting precious Assets – Parking and storing aircraft

Airbus article gives clear information on the differences between Parking and Storing of aircraft, procedures and guidance on preparing for parking/storage and return to service. Read the article and link to view the full magazine.
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ICAO Seminar – Management of Aviation Safety Risks related to COVID-19 for CAAs

Trevor Woods joined the recent online ICAO seminar, read his key takeaways from the 45 minute session.This content is only available to IFA members. Join now or log in
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EASA/ECDC issue joint guidelines to assure health safety in air travel despite COVID-19 pandemic

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a joint document defining measures to assure the health safety of air travellers and aviation personnel once airlines resume regular flight schedules following the severe disruption caused by COVID-19.
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ICAO – COVID-19 added to SMS

The ICAO Safety Management Implementation - Overview now includes a COVID-19 section covering Safety Risk Management.
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Potential nest problems with aircraft in storage

Bird and insect nests made in stored planes create airworthiness issues.
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OAG – Coronavirus Update – Week Seventeen Looks Like We’ve Bottomed Out!

OAG provide a review of current data showing modest capacity growth at global levels within aviation.
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EASA COVID-19 Resources

A new page on the EASA website dedicated to all the COVID-19 Resources.
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WHO – New online course released on the management of COVID-19 in aviation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) new, interactive e-learning course titled “Operational considerations for managing COVID-19 cases/outbreak in aviation”
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ESASI 2019 Workshop Report – Safety investigation throughout the Aircraft Life Cycle

Report from the European Society of Air Safety Investigators (ESASI) workshop 'Safety investigations throughout the aircraft life cycle – design for safety' Workshops held in 2019.
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