Volume 3 | Monday, May 11th, 2020
Flight Operations Best Practices during COVID-19
Some previously closed airports are now starting to reopen, reinvigorating flight requests. This resurgence presents questions about how to keep all individuals safe while continuing with business operations. Some locations are limiting their hours of operation or reducing staff, in addition to increasing sanitation measures. It can be difficult to know all the safety measures that need to be followed when each agency has their own set of guidelines.

Collins Aerospace and other service providers partner with boots on the ground globally! Supervisory representatives are in the field, ready to answer your questions and ensure the health and safety of your flight. These frontline workers provide the most up-to-date information and arrange for proper safety techniques to be practiced.

Our COVID recovery best-practices checklist contains guidelines common around the world (face masks, limited contact, etc.) along with additional guidance we’ve gathered from our supervisory network. From start to finish for a trip in these critical times, we’ve collected the best answers we can find. These range from regulatory considerations, ground handling and transportation, hotel accommodations, and catering.

There are two versions of the checklist in Useful Links below. The .PDF version can be used as is (see Did you know? section). And the .DOCX version will be helpful if you want to use it as a starting point for creating your own checklist.
Did you know?
  • The ARINCDirect website has implemented a popup warning for US airports that are currently operating with reduced tower hours.
  • ARINCDirect offers training on various topics. Please check out our Help/Training page to register for a future session and to watch completed seminars. We have started our May series of free web-based training sessions; we hope you find one or more that you want to join.
  • If you store a PDF document (such as a checklist) as a company document via the website and then annotate it in the ARINCDirect iPad app, it gets copied to your current flight leg and your annotations and entries are automatically stored with that leg for 6 months. The copy in company documents remains “clean” for use on your next flight.
Useful Links:
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