Tag: aviation

Coronavirus: Aviation workers protest at Belfast International

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Unite regional officer George Brash said aviation workers were “hugely frustrated” Aviation workers have held a demonstration at Belfast International Airport calling on Westminster and Stormont to help save jobs. The protestors were joined by three MPs – Paul Girvan and Sammy Wilson of the DUP and Alliance’s Stephen Farry. The Keep Northern Ireland… Read more →

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Aviation industry buckles up for turbulent times

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The disruption to air travel is being felt throughout the supply chain Quarantine, recession and caution about infection are causing colossal damage to every aspect of aviation. The industry forecasts that last year’s passenger levels won’t return until 2024, and long-haul international markets will take longest to come back. The disruption is being felt… Read more →

Coronavirus: Bad week for aerospace, glimmers of hope for aviation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some NI workforces are facing the full blast of a pandemic-induced slowdown in aerospace. If you’ve ever had the privilege of taking a business class flight there’s a good chance that your comfy, reclining seat was made in NI. The region is an important cluster for producing aircraft interiors. The giant United States manufacturer… Read more →

Aviation and gyms ‘ignored’ by government

Image copyright Getty Images UK airlines have said they are being “ignored” by the government after not being included in a fresh wave of economic stimulus to counter the effects of coronavirus. Industry body Airlines UK warned of further job losses after tens of thousands of job cuts. Gyms also said they were ignored, and retailers called for tax breaks.… Read more →

Coronavirus: Wales’ aviation sector needs ‘major intervention’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British Airways’s maintenance facility at Rhoose services the company’s long-haul fleet of planes. Wales’ aviation industry needs intervention on a “major scale” from the UK government, according to Wales’ Economy Minister Ken Skates. Mr Skates said only Downing Street had the “firepower” to help a sector which had taken “an absolute battering” during the… Read more →