Airbus seeking to bridge the worlds of health and aviation with new initiative

    Airbus EVP engineering Jean-Brice Dumont said the OEM needs to “fight the opinion of some that it is easy to become contaminated aboard an aircraft” and has launched the ‘Keep Trust in Air Travel‘ initiative to “bridge the worlds of health and aviation” (Skies, 19-May-2020). Mr Dumont said it is necessary that health and aviation officials “work together closely to establish the right set of solutions” to support passenger health while “at the same time not being overly prescriptive”. He warned that the introduction of “excess requirements would create an unbearable situation for airlines and their customers” and there is a need for regulators to “promote a unified set of requirements and guidelines related to operating within a pandemic”.