Assistant Vice President of Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Management (PREM) Stephanie Murphy, MS, CEM,recently participated in a “Coronavirus roundtable: How is the aviation industry responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?” published in the International Airport Review.

“Airports have activated their business continuity plans, are running virtual Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), and identifying minimum staffing levels and shift work to ensure essential services continue for as long as possible. The challenge with this pandemic is that, although airports may proactively anticipate and act upon the events presented, the situation is changing so rapidly and can so suddenly affect the workforce that the airport may not have a choice to limit essential services. This incident is historic and unlike any other we’ve seen. Furthermore, catastrophic incidents that the U.S. has previously experienced has never affected the entire country at once. This now leaves many who have previously relied on mutual aid or partners for help to fend for themselves, as those partners are all-hands on deck with their own issues.” – Stephanie Murphy

This article discusses:

  • Impact on revenue
  • Passenger traffic
  • Industry actions to limit virus spread
  • Operations
  • Continuation of essential services, and more

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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