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…

Airbus halting majority of production in Spain until 9 April

The Spanish Government announced new measures on 29 March in the fight against COVID-19. These measures are taking effect between Monday 30 March and Thursday 9 April inclusive and restrict all non-essential activities across the country. Some key activities in Commercial Aircraft, Helicopters and Defence and Space remain essential. Minimum activity in these areas for…

KLM is operating its last Boeing 747 flight

After nearly 50 years, KLM is operating its final Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet flight. Flight #KL686 departed Mexico City to Amsterdam operated by Boeing 747-406(M) (reg. PH-BFT) nicknamed ‘City of Tokyo’, a nearly 23 year old aircraft. The aircraft is expected to land at Schiphol at around 15:00 local time. Due to the worldwide coronavirus…

American Airlines flight attendant dies of coronavirus

A Philadelphia-based American Airlines flight attendant and union representative, died Monday from coronavirus, the airline confirmed Thursday. “Earlier this week, we lost a respected, longtime member of the American Airlines family, who tested positive for COVID-19,” a statement from American Airlines released Thursday read. “Our hearts go out to Paul’s loved ones, many of whom…