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A post-COVID-19 Airbus

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Thinking about the future

Think about the following questions

  1. How do you think that the COVID-19 situation will affect OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)?
  2. What will OEMs have to do to survive?
  3. Do you think the Boeing and Airbus will continue their operations in the usual way in the next five years?
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Video answers: Air Cargo’s Coronavirus Problem

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

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Video: Air Cargo’s Coronavirus Problem

Think about and take some notes on the following questions before you watch the video.

  1. Why do you think that passenger planes are used to transport air cargo?
  2. What percentage of air cargo do you think is transported by passenger planes?
  3. Is that a surprise to you? Why / why not?
  4. What do you think would happen to the air cargo supply chain if the number of long-haul passenger flights were drastically cut?
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Structure: ‘Direct and indirect objects’

What are direct and indirect objects?

Objects in sentences

The object of a sentence is the person or thing that is affected by the action of the verb.

  • Let’s contact the company (object).
  • Open that chart (object).
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Flying cargo in passenger compartments

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Activities

The COVID-19 effect

Think about the following questions and take some notes

  1. How has COVID-19 affected the number of commercial flights taking off each day?
  2. How has that affected the global air cargo market?
  3. What can be done to solve this issue?
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COVID-19 UK airport procedures

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What should local authorities be doing?

Answer the following questions about the current COVID-19 situation at UK airports

  1. What is currently happening / has happened in relation to COVID-19 at an airport that you are familiar with?
  2. Are the measures enough in your opinion?
  3. What extra do you think that airport authorities should do?
  4. What extra do you think that governments should do?
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