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Uniform Approach To Flying During Coronavirus Urged By UN Agency


Uniform Approach To Flying During Coronavirus Urged By UN Agency
There is a need for coming up with and following a uniform approach to flying safely during the coronavirus pandemic, believes a United Nations aviation-led task force. It is therefore urging airlines, airports and countries to devise and create such strategies and approaches.
The UN task force however did not itself provide or offer any specific requirements for the recovery of the industry that has been among the hardest hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“States and industry need to work together to put in place harmonized or mutually accepted risk-based measures to protect passengers, crew, and other staff throughout the travel experience,” said the report according to a report by the international news agency Reuters.
The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) governing council will be reviewing the report on Monday which contains the guidelines for regulators and airlines about how to restart the air transport system globally.
a hodgepodge of rules put in place during the pandemic that has resulted in different flying rulers and regulations in almost every country which will create problems for travellers, airlines and airports as and when the airline industry open up slowly in different parts of the world.
Instrumental in restoring passengers confidence will be a common set of safety practices, aviation experts have said.
One of the major issues for debating in the airline industry has been the specific distancing measures on planes which was left uncommented by the Council Aviation Recovery Task Force even though he task force highlighted the importance of physical distancing of travellers of at least a meter (3.3 ft) at the airports.
If the normal capacity on planes is limited, carriers will not be able to make a profit, the global airline industry group IATA has said, unless there is a very drastic enhancement in airfares.
“Our work must recognize the need to reduce public health risk while being sensitive to what is operationally feasible for airlines, airports and other aviation interests,” the report said.