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Podcast: Navigating a global pandemic

written by Tasha Levy | March 19, 2020
Fiji Airways’ very empty Airbus A350-900. Capacity cuts and travel bans will see an increase in empty aircraft moving into April 2020 (Source: Seth Jaworski)

 

The coronavirus crisis has sent ripples through the worldwide aviation sector, with dramatic reductions in civil flights and manufacturers pausing production while uncertainty around the future of the industry prevails.

Hosts Phil Tarrant and Christian “Boo” Boucousis are joined by senior writer Adam Thorn on this episode of the podcast to unpack the current sentiment within the sector. They cover the latest headlines around airlines and manufacturers asking for a collective bail-out and how consumers have responded to this request for government support.

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Phil, Boo and Adam also delve into the role that aviation plays in Australian sovereignty, the potentiality of a mass border closure, and their predictions around a forecasted global recession.

Boo also commences his Learjet conversion training and shares his experience with us thus far, dialling in from Tuscon, Arizona.

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