New York/ Dubai: The novel corona pandemic has seriously struck the backbone of all economy globally. Every news from this area is unpleasant recently. Amidst, USA’s one of the splendid airline company has cut 12,000 jobs due to the decline in air travel due to the global pandemic. The job cuts are reported to be implemented through layouts and buyouts.
The Transportation Security Administration cites a 96% fall in the air transport within USA by the mid – April. The passenger screening done was 264,843 on the last Tuesday which is a drastic drop of 89% compared with the same Tuesday, the last year. “The COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on the airline industry means a deep cut in the number of commercial jets and services our customers will need over the next few years, which in turn means fewer jobs on our lines and in our offices”, says David Calhoun, CEO of Boeing in a memo given to the employees. Quoted unofficially from a spokesperson, several thousands of additional job cuts are awaiting in the coming few months.
A major portion of the layoffs are in the Seattle area in USA, which is the headquarters to the company’s commercial airplane traffic. However additional job cuts are expecting in international locations too; but the company did not specify the statistics. Calhoun said the priority of the company is now to concentrate on the health of its employees and to protect them from infections. Boeing’s ill fate started with the crash of the 737 Max in 2018 at Jakartha where several regulators grounded the firm since then. The situation has affected the purchase of new airlines leading to deferring or cancelling of new orders. The company is in another dilemma to adjust its business plans constantly for it is impossible for them to predict the pandemic’s impact on the company’s business.
“This is a global responsibility. If the passenger wants to be guaranteed he won’t get infected on a plane, the airport and airline should ensure no one infected steps into the cabin. Whether it is passengers flying onboard our aircraft, or those taking control of an A380, or those providing maintenance and repair services to our fleet on the ground, we are always applying end-to-end layers of safety at every step.”, remarked Mikail Houari, President for Airbus’ Africa and Middle East traffic.
Quick steps, according to Houari, has been started to ensure the safety of passengers and crew on board which mainly concentrates on disinfecting the circulated air inside the plane. High efficient HEPA filters are being installed which can remove 97% of the particles in the circulated air, including the microdroplets that contain Corona virus.