Challenge & Safety concerns to the Aviation Industry
The aviation industry is perhaps facing the worst ever turbulence in history. The coronavirus has shrunk the sky incredibly with all airlines cutting operations drastically. While China has been dealing with the challenge since January 2020 the situation has turned grim in Europe, the US, and India.
The challenges being faced by airlines
We are seeing an increase in infections around the world and this has led to travel restrictions being imposed across the globe hitting the aviation industry the hardest. Several foreign and international carriers have canceled flights to and from nationally and have also shut itself for foreign nationals as well as overseas citizens. Many companies are grounding Airlines as net bookings have slipped into negative and now affecting employees, with some of the largest carriers in the world talking about salary cuts for its senior management pilots and crews.
Can the situation get worse from here? Well, no one knows how long the coronavirus crisis will last and this has led to air travel demand drying up and airline stocks crashing. Aviation Consultancy Center for Asia-pacific aviation or coppa has said that the COVID 19 pandemic will push most airlines across the globe to bankruptcy by the end of May. The only thing that is preventing airlines from collapsing earlier is the price of crude oil which is at its lowest in recent history. It has also been said that a donated action by governments and industry might be able to save the airline industry.
Flight attendants are on the front lines of any communicable disease outbreak and the association of flight attendants is very attentive to what’s happening around the world. They have called upon all of the Airlines to take precautions starting with giving crews the most current information and making it very clear what they should be on the lookout for. Of course with this particular virus, there are concerned that an asymptomatic infected person can spread the disease so airport screenings and looking out for symptoms during the flight may not necessarily protect people from the disease. It needs to be very clear who is traveling from highly infected areas and keep a close eye on them. Flight attendants should wear gloves and masks or protective equipment at all times to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Airlines must make sure that there are enough gloves and masks for those who need it on the flight. That is all of the crew members, any medical personnel who may assist during the flight, and any passengers who may start experiencing symptoms. From what we know you can be infected without experiencing symptoms meaning you could be able to pass the disease along without showing common signs of infection. This is very problematic as flight attendants or passengers are at high risk of being infected without knowing it.
The air circulation in a plain is certainly concerning but what’s most concerning is the crew who have direct interaction with an infected passenger. The crew has to deliver food, pick up food as well as take rubbish from passengers meaning crew is placed in very hazardous situations. Airlines need to persist that crew wears gloves and masks at all times on these flights in and out of infected areas so they can protect themselves properly.
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