As commercial airliners are grounded, weather forecasts are less accurate, here is why

Grounding the world’s commercial airliners in an attempt to stop the coronavirus crossing international borders could have an unexpected effect: weather forecasts may get less accurate. That is because commercial planes often carry meteorological instruments, and the readings they gather feed into weather-forecasting models. With most flights cancelled, this valuable data set has been temporarily…

Heathrow to become ‘medical supply hub’ as part of the wartime effort against coronavirus

London Heathrow Airport is set to be turned into a medical supply hub in the government’s wartime effort against coronavirus. Britains biggest airport will overhaul its operations this week, prioritising cargo flights carrying pharmaceutical and medical supplies. Around half of the nations supplies will be shipped to the airport. Logistics companies have begun importing thousands…