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Elon Musk took the stage to kick of Satellite 2020 in DC, the rare conference that still happened despite the coronavirus concerns. And his rambling collection of anecdotes was something special. Well summarized here, but only one real bit of news and that's tied to the SpaceX (non-)IPO plans.
What a week. In the face of the steepest global demand drop airlines have seen in a decade the cuts came, quick and deep. The COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak will upend commercial aviation this year. The big question now is just how much, and what the longer-term impact will look like.
Long term or short term planning? Balancing both is hard for airlines and the slot rules at crowded airports make it even harder. But IATA faces challenges in getting its members the allowances they want.
Fortunately, it now appears that European regulators are on board with the idea, though that wasn't always a certainty.