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Huge cargo plane lands in Atlanta with mask shipment
05/22/2020
Huge cargo plane lands in Atlanta with mask shipment

Huge cargo plane lands in Atlanta with mask shipment

An Antonov AN-124 chartered by supply chain operator GEODIS landed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Friday with a shipment of PPE, or personal protective equipment.

05/15/2020
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Angela Gittens, former Atlanta airport manager and current director general of Airports Council International, in this A...
05/14/2020
Gittens Shares Insights On Aviation During And After Coronavirus - Airport Experience® News (AXN)

Angela Gittens, former Atlanta airport manager and current director general of Airports Council International, in this AXN article on the coronavirus pandemic: "I liken this more to how people felt in World War II. They were on rations, at least in North America. Their husbands were overseas, they didn’t know if their husbands were going to live or not. They didn’t know how long it was going to last. They didn’t know what the outcome was going to be. There was nothing to say your side was going to win. In some ways it’s more like that."

Gittens joins AXN's Andrew Tellijohn to discuss what airports can draw from past experiences as they weather the near-complete disappearance of air travel.

Another flyover will happen this week in Georgia to honor essential workers
05/14/2020
Another flyover will happen this week in Georgia to honor essential workers

Another flyover will happen this week in Georgia to honor essential workers

On Thursday evening, aircraft from Marietta’s Dobbins Air Reserve Base will fly over North Georgia hospitals “to salute health care workers, first responders and essential workers for their efforts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.”

Exclusive: U.S. airlines tell crews not to force passengers to wear masks
05/12/2020
Exclusive: U.S. airlines tell crews not to force passengers to wear masks

Exclusive: U.S. airlines tell crews not to force passengers to wear masks

The top three U.S. airlines have told their flight attendants not to force passengers to comply with their new policy requiring face coverings, just encourage them to do so, according to employee policies reviewed by Reuters.

Coronavirus pandemic could force a major U.S. airline out of business, says Boeing CEO
05/12/2020
Coronavirus pandemic could force a major U.S. airline out of business, says Boeing CEO

Coronavirus pandemic could force a major U.S. airline out of business, says Boeing CEO

"Something will happen when September comes around. Traffic levels will not be back to 100 percent. They won't even be back to 25 percent. So there will definitely be adjustments that have to be made on the part of the airlines," David Calhoun said.

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