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COVID-19 Has Aviation Industry Down, but Better Days Ahead

By Don Andrews

April 24, 2020

It’s hard to know now when airports and planes will be filled with passengers again. As we wait for medical advancements to catch up to COVID-19, it can feel at times that those days may never return, that the aviation industry will suffer for years and years to come.

But we know better. We know that this industry carries with it a resiliency that has always led to bounce backs and new heights.

US commercial aviation resilience since 1950

The aviation industry has bounced back after oil shocks, recessions, wars and even 9/11. It may take some time, but it will prosper again.

In times of crises with massive headwinds or in times of prosperity, we’re here to help our clients make the most of their airport facilities.

Here are a few resources from our associates that may help your airport now:


Topics: Aviation, News, Airport, Leadership, COVID-19

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About the Author

As Senior Vice President and Practice Director, Don oversees RS&H’s global Aviation Practice and is responsible for the execution of RS&H aviation projects and annual business plan objectives. A leader in the aviation industry, Don is a veteran in the field of aviation planning and development with 37 years of experience as an aviation consultant and airport owner, having worked in both the private and public sectors before joining RS&H. He is actively involved in the Airports Council International (ACI), including having served on ACI’s World Business Partners Advisory Board since 2011.

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