Like so many other industries, the COVID-19 global health crisis has left a significant impact on the aviation world. Overall aircraft travel has declined rapidly as questions about how to maintain social distance in confined spaces like airplanes remain unanswered. However, flying is not a thing of the past. Envisioning how the industry will function post-pandemic should include a better future for the world of flying; our aviators, communicators, engineers, and designers will work through new challenges and build strong industry reinforcements. Measures such as shifting company supply chains, making masks, improving cleanliness, and collaborating amongst competitors during this time is a reminder that the aviation community is special.
The state of the industry may seem dire, with thousands of pilots furloughed and jets placed in long-term storage - but we have overcome turbulence before, and our seasoned mentors know what it takes to lead through times like this. In fact, the sector that serves Part 91 Owner/Operators of Business Jets and Part 135 Charter Operators are already in action. By implementing new routes, extending service areas, and accommodating on-demand flights, our business partners are recovering from the global crises. Additionally, because jet aircraft can only carry small groups, less exposure risk and small monetary commitment from owners pose a great investment opportunity.
Even so, we continue to actively seek profitable partnerships to develop our technology on larger aircraft. Our communication with partners is our greatest strength as we share best practices for fuel efficiency, maintenance, and health. This tight-knit discourse guides our transformation into one of the safest industries in history, making air travel even more appealing in the future.
In addition to controlled flight capabilities, new requirements for health standards have prompted MROs and manufacturers to produce new health-related features for aircraft interiors. This includes new flight-booking software and applications (like UberJet) that decrease in-person contact, an avenue that will create fresh opportunities for engineers and designers alike.
As positive aerospace developments surface, we recognize the resolve and creativity in this great industry. At Tamarack, we focus on the future, continuing our valued partnerships with the best and brightest to fight for our mission of efficiency and sustainability. While the current economic landscape proves difficult to navigate, the aviation industry will always find new ways to take to the sky. Through collaboration, invention, and courage, we’re flying forward.
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