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Weekly Roundups

A Health Passport for Air Travel?

By Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Thu, 03/18/2021 - 19:27

This week, Chihuahua inaugurated a new innovation center to grow the state’s aerospace capabilities, while the National Air Transport Chamber (CANAERO) and the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) are collaborating to identify construction priorities regarding the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) at the Santa Lucia military base.

In international news, Europe’s aviation sector predicts a recovery by the summer of 2021, while Israel announced a plan to help its airline sector with US$210 million.

This and more in your weekly aerospace roundup!



Chihuahua Inaugurates New Innovation Center

Chihuahua strengthens its aerospace sector with the inauguration of an innovation center that will create training programs and research and innovation projects. The center was inaugurated by Javier Corral Jurado, Governor of Chihuahua. Read more here!

More Communication Needed Regarding Santa Lucia Airport

CANAERO and SEDENA are collaborating to identify the current needs of airlines and construction priorities regarding the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) at the Santa Lucia military base. The airport’s first stage will be ready by 2021 and could be used as a solution to the saturation problem of Mexico City International Airport (AICM). However, the airport’s development has been controversial, read why here!


Forecast European Recovery by the Summer of 2021

By May 2021, major air operations in Europe will see the beginning of a recovery, according to Eurocontrol. The highest recovery peak is expected between March and July.

Europe Officially Proposes a Health Passport

The European Commission proposed a digital certificate to allow vaccinated citizens to travel through the continent. This will give governments confidence to welcome people with negative COVID-19 test results, vaccination certificates or documents that credit that a person is no longer sick, declared Ursula von der Leyen, President of the Commission.

Israel to Bail Out Its Airlines With US$210 Million COVID-19 Aid Plan

Israel introduced a financial assistance program to buy tickets of El Al Israel Airlines and Sun Dor, a low-fare subsidiary, for a total of US$210 million.


The data used in this article was sourced from:  
MBN, A21, Reuters
Photo by:   Carlos Aranda, Unsplash
Jorge Ramos Zwanziger Jorge Ramos Zwanziger Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst