U.S. Airlines Make Contingency Plans For Complete Aviation Shutdown | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--04.06.20

NEW! Airborne-Flight Training--04.08.20

Airborne Unlimited--04.10.20

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--04.06.20

NEW! Airborne-Flight Training--04.08.20

Airborne Unlimited--04.10.20

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

U.S. Airlines Make Contingency Plans For Complete Aviation Shutdown

Government Agencies Are Considering Such An Order, According To Reports

The U.S. commercial aviation industry is preparing contingency plans for a complete shutdown of domestic flights, according to media reports.

Business Insider relays a report from The Wall Street Journal which indicates that the plans are under consideration due to plummeting passenger numbers and an increase of infections reported in air traffic control facilities.

While no final decisions have been made, a broad spectrum of contingencies are being considered.

The Hill reports that the Trump administration has been hesitant to ground all domestic flights because they are carrying mail and vital supplies in the cargo holds of passenger aircraft. One option could be to use a portion of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet ... commercial jets available for the Pentagon to use during national emergencies. Use of the fleet would have to be ordered by the Pentagon or the White House.

Officials told the Wall Street Journal that if such a grounding is ordered, any full shutdown would take several days.

U.S. airlines have drastically cut the number of flights and parked large portions of their fleets as the pandemic continues to spread.

(Image from file)

FMI: Source report
Source report

Advertisement

More News

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.08.20)

"I am pleased that our space projects are continuing in these difficult times. This was an outstanding achievement by the team, my congratulations and appreciation go to all those >[...]

FAA Issues AD For A220 Engines

Comment Period Open Through May 15 The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive for all all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW1519G, PW1521G, PW1521G-3, PW1521GA, PW1524G, PW1524G-3, PW1>[...]

Airborne 04.06.20: First FlightDesign F2, Stratolaunch Tests, Pipistrel

Also: ERAU Free Online Courses, Orion Passes Tests, Boeing Shuts Philly, A320 Production After rerouting from the cancelled Sun N’ Fun airshow, the very first F2-LSA has arri>[...]

AMA Drone Report 03.26.20: Remote ID RFI, UAV Dodgeball, UAS Reg Extended

Also: Mars Rover Takes Selfie, AMA Working Remotely, Drones Save Koalas, ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition The FAA has posted a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the >[...]

Airborne 04.01.20: April 1st Episode, Bloomberg-NASA, Sanders-BizAv, Space Force

Also: 737 MAX and CDC, ‘Steam Gauge’ Rating, OneAviation Bids For Cirrus, EAA Water Park Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced that he will start his own commerci>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC