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Podcast: Vaccine mandates and the future of air travel

written by Robyn Tongol | August 11, 2021

Azul buys 220 aircraft from Lilium (Lilium)

This week, a number of US airlines announced that it was now mandatory for staff to have been vaccinated against COVID-19, while Azul signed a billion-dollar deal with Lilium over eVTOL vehicles.

In this episode of the World of Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn and reporter Hannah Dowling discuss the inevitability of airlines requiring staff to get vaccinated, and the implications of such a decision.

Plus, the team reveal that the end of British Airways’ A380 fleet may not be as soon as we thought, as the airline renewed the superjumbos’ maintenance and repair contract for another five years.

Finally, the crew shared insight into the future of air travel from two fronts – supersonic and eVTOL – after NASA’s latest supersonic update, and the news that commercial airlines are now backing air taxi manufacturers.


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