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US to ban Chinese carriers from mid-June
Airlines

The US Department of Transportation has banned Chinese airlines from flying to the US from mid-June in retaliation for a Chinese decision to deny US airlines from resuming flights to and from China. The order states a date of 16 June, but this could be applied sooner by President Donald Trump. The DOT order reads

IATA criticises lack of action from South American governments
Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has criticised Latin American governments for a lack of action and assistance for airlines as the coronavirus continues to devastate the industry. The group is also questioning when the sector will return to pre-virus strength and whether all carriers will survive the pandemic. Peter Cerda, IATA’s vice-president for Latin

Christopher Nolan crashes 747 into building
General Aviation

Christopher Nolan crashed an actual Boeing 747 into a building for his new $225 million film, Tenet. The scene, first shown briefly at the end of the latest trailer, was subsequently confirmed as being real by lead John David Washington: “That was a real plane, and that was a real building that they crashed that

Border update: Europe begins to reopen as Colombia shuts its doors
General Aviation

The coronavirus pandemic has moved at varying speeds across the globe. As borders closed in locations across the world, other countries in new regions are only just beginning to be affected. Much of the world’s borders are now closed as the virus reaches its peak. However, signs of slow recovery in some European countries, including

US withdraws from landmark 1992 Open Skies treaty
Airports

On Thursday, US officials signalled the country's intention to abandon a historic treaty which permits parties to conduct short-notice reconnaissance flights over one another's territory.

IATA outlines industry restart process and principles
Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed details of its proposed temporary layered approach to biosecurity for restarting passenger flights amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Association also announced a commitment by the airline CEOs on its Board of Governors to five principles for reconnecting the world by air transport. IATA has published Biosecurity for

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