The corona pandemic is an unprecedented crisis, with dramatic health, operational and economic consequences. It has severely affected all ASD sectors. The impact is particularly devastating for Europe’s civil aerospace industry which may face an existential threat. Defence and security have not faced the same immediate market meltdown as civil aviation, but may well suffer from the severe pressure on public budgets that follows the pandemic.
The aerospace and defence industry play a vital role in supporting governments during this unprecedented global health crisis. At the same time, it makes an indispensable contribution to Europe’s security and resilience against future crisis. It is therefore of strategic interest for Europe to sustain and further develop its industrial and technological capabilities in these strategic sectors.
This page is dedicated to providing you with a selection of the most relevant information on and for the aerospace and defence industry throughout the coronavirus pandemic. It collects important information provided by authorities, industry contributions to combat the spread of the virus and assist health care organizations, as well as our request for support to our sectors.
- ASD Position paper Covid-19
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - COVID-19
- European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)- Coronavirus COVID-19
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) - Aviation and COVID-19
- International Air Transport Association (IATA)