About 63 million people were employed in the global civil aviation industry with over $2.7 trillion global GDP. Globally carrying 2.5 billion passengers with $5.3 trillion’ worth of cargo annually. Therefore, safety in civil aviation is the first overriding factor with a projection of doubling air travel in the next fifteen years, therefore current and emerging safety risks and associated pandemic COVID-19 safety risks must be evaluated and proactively addressed to ensure effective and efficient management of providing safe and reliable services to our customers with a planned post-COVID-19 safety management and capacity expansions in both the domestic and international civil aviation industry.
The COVID-19 has produced global challenges in civil aviation, a drop in revenue with global financial losses of more than $10 trillion also with associated shocks and driving the global economy into recession. Therefore negating all projected financial forecasts for survival and growth within the next fifteen years.
Travel agencies are faced with refunds of over N100 billion of ticket refunds which may cripple some travel agencies and also significantly affects airline businesses.
The over three months of COVID-19 lockdown sent airlines out of business for the period and at the same time have to contend with the high cost of capital, fix costs, and servicing of other operational and financial commitments this puts airlines in the worst crisis ever experienced in the civil aviation industry.
Before COVID-19 came in the Nigerian economy was virtually coming out of recession. The coming of COVID-19 came in with shocks in the global economies coupled with serious drops in oil revenue to the Nigerian economy.
The uncertain post-COVID-19 future and new normal is coming in with new challenges where airlines have to contend and operate under new set rules, guidelines, and regulations with probable drops in revenue and having to provide services at higher operational cost to customers.
A post-COVID-19 future and a new normal which came in with new restrictions in both domestic and international air travels. Therefore, looking into the present and future Digital Economies where artificial intelligence (AI) will drive the future world economy by 2025.we at max air have carefully fation out a strategy to succeed and be ahead of our competitors by effective and efficient utilization of our available resources and staying in compliance with regulatory guidelines and new set rules for a new normal in providing the safe and comfortable services our customers deserve which is free from COVID-19.
Engr. Muhammad Mubarak
Head of Maintenance