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  • In June last year, France announced an increase in funding for the CORAC aviation research body including 1.5 billion euros over three years for technology such as hydrogen, rescuing 500 out of 15,000 jobs threatened by an Airbus restructuring. / Reuters
  • The gloomy picture is compounded by the Air Transport Action Group's latest Aviation Benefits Beyond Borders report, which warns that 4.8 million direct aviation jobs may be lost due to the impact of COVID-19, including more than 55% of the staff that work on airport sites. / Airport World
  • Last year the pandemic ripped through the heart of aviation - airports recorded historic revenue loss in 2020, a trend that is projected to continue in 2021, and 4.8 million direct jobs have been lost. / Passenger Terminal Today
  • Training the next generation of airport staff: while many jobs have already been lost at UK airports, aviation remains an exciting future opportunity for high-skilled jobs. / wp-content
  • The CCC's 6th Carbon Budget report stressed the role of advanced fuels in decarbonising aviation, with potentially 17% of jet fuel consumed in 2050 in the UK coming from biofuels. / UK Government
  • Job losses could grow to 1.7 million in Middle East in aviation and related industries. / IATA
  • Job losses in aviation and related industries could climb to 1.7 million in the Middle East in 2020. / The National
  • Dutch airline KLM said on Thursday it will shed between 800 and 1,000 more jobs as the coronavirus pandemic is hitting the aviation sector for longer than expected. / Tech Xplore
  • North Carolina won one of its largest state-incentivized projects ever with health insurer Centene picking Charlotte for its East Coast headquarters and tech hub - a $1 billion campus that Centene executives expect will create up to 6,000 new jobs over the coming years. / WRAL Techwire
  • Even with the aviation industry being hard hit by COVID-19, Pratt & Whitney chose Asheville for a $650 million turbine airfoil production facility that will create 800 new jobs. / WRAL Techwire
  • The collapse in airline traffic and reduced aircraft production have already cost the U.S. aviation industry around 100,000 jobs so far in 2020 and another 220,000 are at risk. / WSJ
  • The loss of aviation connectivity will have a dramatic impact on global GDP, threatening $1.8 trillion in economic activity. / IATA
  • Up to 46 million jobs are at risk when indirect employment in tourism, construction, catering and professional services is counted, putting $1.8 trillion of economic activity at risk. / FreightWaves
  • Air travel demand in the Middle East is forecast to grow 4.4 per cent per year to 501 million passengers by 2037, creating significant opportunities for regional carriers. / The National
  • The growing export market for sustainable aviation fuels is worth up to an additional £1.952bn to 2035 and bringing the full value to the UK of £2.7bn from UK production and global exports. / Sustainable Aviation
  • As demand more than doubles over the next two decades, the critical role that aviation plays in Africa's economic and social development will grow in equal proportion. / African Review
  • A new runway at Heathrow will improve connectivity in the UK itself and crucially boost connections with the rest of the world, supporting exports, trade and job opportunities. / Transport Times
  • Facing a projected loss of $84.3 billion in revenue and 32 million aviation-related jobs worldwide, nations are scrambling to provide much-needed financial support to sustain domestic airlines. / Security Intelligence
  • Business jet makers, like General Dynamics Corp's Gulfstream Aerospace, Textron Aviation and Bombardier, have cut jobs and some forecasters expect a 30% decline in deliveries in 2020. / U.K.
  • For as long as it lasts, a blanket quarantine policy will be a brick wall to the recovery of the UK aviation and tourism industries, with huge consequences for UK jobs and GDP. / Breaking Travel News
  • IATA expects the near-total shutdown of global aviation to cut industry revenue this year by more than half, with the $314 billion hit threatening 25 million jobs, and is backing airline demands for government support. / Reuters
  • Actively driving a domestic SAF sector would put the UK at the forefront of world leading aviation climate solutions, create thousands of clean growth jobs and provide a significant UK export opportunity as aviation decarbonises globally. / Sustainable Aviation

Last updated: 20 June 2021