Aircraft orders slump to record low as COVID pandemic and quarantines hit travel

Oct. 27, 2020
Commercial aircraft deliveries for the same period also showed the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the sector, Lina Saigol reports for MarketWatch.

NASHUA, N.H. - Commercial aircraft orders for the third quarter sank to the lowest on record, with just 13 aircraft orders placed worldwide, as the COVID-19 pandemic paralyzed demand for travel, forcing airlines to delay accepting new jets, Lina Saigol reports for MarketWatchContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

October 27, 2020 -“The aerospace and aviation industries have invested in robust health and safety measures as part of aircraft design which makes the risk of transmission when travelling aboard an aircraft extremely low, says ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt. "We need to continue to work together internationally to improve consumer confidence and encourage a return to the skies. The quarantine period that passengers face when they return home is one of the main barriers to UK aviation’s recovery and testing can play a major role in reducing this. The Government should rapidly implement a testing regime so that the 14-day quarantine period can be shortened. This will help improve confidence amongst travellers and in turn put the aviation and aerospace sectors on a path towards recovery.”

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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