On this episode of AvTalk, we look at some COVID-19 related aviation innovation, Seth Miller returns to help us understand how airlines are navigating the CARES Act, and we talk with Karan Singh from the Lufthansa Group to learn more about managing hundreds of repatriation flights.

Airlines over the brink

Airlines around the world are in trouble as people stay home and planes are parked. We walk through which airlines are fighting for their financial lives.

How do you show you CARES?

Seth Miller returns to help us understand how airlines are navigating the CARES act and what it means for airlines, passengers, and airports in the US.

Links we discussed with Seth

Spirit Airlines ‘milk run’ idea
Which airlines got CARES Act exemptions
How the DOT initially explained their CARES Act requirements
Updated DOT requirements for CARES Act funding

What else is changing?

We take a look at some of the areas of the aviation industry that are changing due to COVID-19, from aircraft deliveries to seating innovation.

And here’s the link to the Titan Airways A318 landing on St Helena.

Getting home

We talk with Karan Singh of the Lufthansa Group to find out what it takes to operate over 400 repatriation flights across 7 airlines and 106 airports and some of the challenges along the way.

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Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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