Assessing Covid-19 impacts on Aviation

Date posted: July 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented impacts across all sectors of the economy. This is particularly evident in the aviation sector, with visible impacts ranging from the global to the local scale. Loss of passengers and disruption to supply chains have led to a substantive loss in income. Local Authorities (LA) serving airports are therefore likely to be particularly affected by COVID-19 due to the prominence of aviation dependent business and employment within their boundaries.

To produce policy responses to address the particular issues faced by LAs serving airports, such as changing employment structure, the impacts of the crisis need to be quantified and future potential recovery scenarios modelled.

In partnership with the Midlands Engine, SASIG (Strategic Aviation Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association) is conducting a study to assess the impacts of the recent downturn in aviation activity on those economies and communities.

Short, medium and longer-term impacts will be identified in order to support representations to Government for support for LA finances and the mitigation/recovery of lost aviation activity at airports, as well as the supply chains and air dependent sectors they support.


Keep Updated

Latest News & Events


Green Growth

Nov 30 2023

East Midlands Zero Carbon Innovation Centre gets Green Light

Major new plans for a multi-million pound East Midlands zero carbon innovation centre - aiming to transform cutting edge green research into commercial products - have been unveiled by East Midlands Freeport.

Read more
Clean Energy Web Optimised

Green Growth

Nov 30 2023

Derbyshire-based funding scheme for green innovation scoops national award

A programme that supports organisations to develop green energy and carbon reduction schemes in Derbyshire has won a category at this year’s Innovation Awards.

Read more
News image

Economic Opportunities

Nov 27 2023

Universities across the Midlands announce new international campaign to attract global R&D investment to the UK

To coincide with this week’s UK Global Investment Summit, the Midlands Engine Partnership, Midlands Innovation and Midlands Enterprise Universities have today [27 November] launched an innovative new campaign to drive international investment into research and development across the Midlands.

Read more
An electric vehicle charging

Subscribe to Midlands Matters, the newsletter of the Midlands Engine