On March 8 2020, over 2 million passengers passed through US airports. One month later, there were less than 100,000. Almost overnight, jets were parked and busy terminals were emptied of people. Yet despite the unprecedented change in the industry, airline employees are still checking passengers in, fueling aircraft, performing maintenance, and landing airplanes safely. How have airlines and airports responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? In this course, you will learn how the aviation industry has adapted operations to meet the needs of passengers while maintaining the high standards for health and safety that the traveling public expects.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand the impact of COVID-19 on the airline industry.
- Explain how airlines and airports ensure passenger safety during the pandemic.
- Discuss the role of cabin crews, flight crews, and ground crews in maintaining public safety.
- Locate resources from governments, airlines, and non-governmental organizations that support and enable health and safety while traveling during the pandemic.
Target Audience: This class is for those interested in aviation, public health, crisis response, and risk management. It is also of interest to the general traveling public.
Course is offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.