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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

FAA issue EAD on Boeing 737’s parked in pandemic

FAA has issued an emergency airworthiness directive for 2,000 U.S.-registered Boeing 737 NG and Classic aircraft, warning of possible corrosion on parked planes that could lead to a dual-engine failure.
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New Report Predicts Slow Recovery for Civil Aerospace

AINonline review the latest projections from aviation consultancy Roland Berger
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The Looming Shortage of Competent European Aviation Maintenance Staff

IFA member and CEO, Sofema Aviation Services, Steve Bentley discusses the underlying shortage of competent aircraft mechanics and competent certifying staff and how this will impact on recovery from the global pandemic.
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ICAO TV – Aircraft Accident Investigations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Link to view the ICAO Webinar discussing Aircraft Accident Investigations during the current global crisis.
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Safety Critical Systems Club COVID-19 Working Group

Link to the Safety Critical Systems Club COVID-19 Working Group - their work is well worth attention.
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IFA COVID-19 Initiative – Survey for members & future dates

First meeting held on June 17 chaired by IFA VP Technical, Cengiz Turkoglu. IFA members welcomed to complete survey to review current challenges the industry is facing and also to think about how some of the current hazards may potentially manifest themselves and emerge in coming months or even in the distant future. Results from...
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IFA Initiative to identify and assess airworthiness issues related to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic thousands of aircraft have gone simultaneously into storage. IFA is aware that this situation was not foreseen as a part of the normal lifecycle of large numbers of civil aircraft.   Technical guidance exists, but IFA is concerned that there maybe gaps in current knowledge.  Our initiative will be to try to...
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French government puts jobs and environment first in €15bn aerospace bailout

France’s government has unveiled a €15 billion financial support programme for the aerospace sector, intended to save jobs and transform smaller businesses while underscoring the need for environmental progress. Read FlightGlobal full article and link to Airbus CEO statement on the 'Plan de relance'.
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Video – Air France is taking care of its aircraft

Link to the short AirFrance film on how they are taking care of their parked aircraft.
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Impact of COVID-19: Data Updates

Data and Statistics on the impact of COVID-19 from Airlines for America.
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