The Last Stand: your views on tackling the coronavirus outbreak


Check out the latest posts on GHI’s community noticeboard from colleagues across the globe on how they are coping with life under the coronavirus. Please leave us your comments and stories…

The Last Stand: ‘How are you and your teams coping with the Covid-19 pandemic? Are you in lockdown? What changes have you had to make to the operation? Send us your stories and we’ll feature them here. Please send your posts 

‘We’re here for you, stay positive, stay safe,’ says Aviramp CEO

“Message from Aviramp CEO - Graham Corfield as posted on LinkedIn

As a valued customer, I wanted to contact you personally, to reassure you that Aviramp is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the entire aviation industry at this unprecedented time.

We have never before experienced anything on such a huge, global scale in our own lifetimes, and for that reason it has become a time of great uncertainty. However, we are all extremely confident that we will overcome this international pandemic very soon, and no doubt learn from the whole experience both personally and professionally, through our common solidarity, humility and spirit.

Although we are running a reduced manufacturing facility, due to the importance of safety and social distancing for staff, we are still working to serve the industry with any essential equipment and spare parts required, along with our technical expertise. I look forward to things returning to normal, for our borders to re-open again and our airports and airlines to be operational once more. Connecting the world, and each other! So please do not hesitate to contact us should you need to discuss anything. We are here for you. Stay positive. Stay safe.”

Loan deals to redeploy talented ground handling employees lead the battle against Covid-19

“Working alongside local authorities, dnata Singapore has already managed to place hundreds of our staff as part of temporary redeployment initiatives that support the local community. These staff now help to fill a manpower gap across numerous essential nationwide services, in the light of the pandemic crisis. Thank you to our HR and Resource Planning teams who has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this happen.”

Tomeu Mas, MD, dnata Singapore writes on LinkedIn

Virgin Atlantic rallies fleet to bring in critical PPE for NHS staff

“Last week, we operated the first of eight flights from Shanghai to London Heathrow, dedicated to carrying thousands of items of protective equipment over for our NHS. Running cargo only flights is new to us, and our team had to adapt quickly – even strapping cargo to the seats. See what went on behind the scenes in our video. And don’t forget to clap for the NHS tonight at 8pm.”

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Menzies Budapest offload key medical supplies on Easter day

Covid-19 doesn’t stop on Easter day nor our passionate team. Double Dreamliner operation has started this morning at 2am by LOT Polish Airlines and Juneyao Airlines in Budapest, bringing 35 tons of medical supplies. Thank you Menzies Budapest Team! StayStrong StaySafe KeepDistance KeepCargoMoving And we will come out stronger. We Are Menzies Aviation

Tibor Fazekas, General Manager Ground Handling and Cargo, Menzies Aviation writes on LinkedIn