COVID-19 impacts on general aviation – comparative experiences, governmental responses and policy imperatives

Tisdall, Lucas and Zhang, Yahua ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1522-3402 and Zhang, Anming (2021) COVID-19 impacts on general aviation – comparative experiences, governmental responses and policy imperatives. Transport Policy, 110. pp. 273-280. ISSN 0967-070X

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Abstract

This article catalogues experiences of the general aviation sector as it progressively encountered the challenges of COVID-19 in the early part of 2020. The article focuses primarily on the Australian marketplace as a contribution to the body of knowledge in an under-researched industry sector. The article draws on literature pertaining to prior pandemic experience to enquire about the level of precursory preparedness in the sector, and then utilises data from 12 semi-structured interviews with experienced industry participants locally and internationally. The key findings suggest that there has been a lack of applied learning by policy makers in the past, and that generic support on offer now does not address the long term resilience of the sector nor does it address a pathway for future sudden moments of dislocation. Policies which purport to support aviation should be crafted in a way that engages all levels of industry rather than be airline centric.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 07:25
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2021 23:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, general aviation, Australia, MRO, charter, fuel supplier
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150701 Air Transportation and Freight Services
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics
Fields of Research (2020): 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380109 Industry economics and industrial organisation
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380117 Transport economics
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3509 Transportation, logistics and supply chains > 350901 Air transportation and freight services
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880399 Aerospace Transport not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1505 Microeconomics > 150505 Industry policy
27 TRANSPORT > 2701 Aerospace transport > 270199 Aerospace transport not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2021.06.009
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42296

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