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EBAA statement on the Coronavirus ‘2019-nCoV’outbreak: Updated Advice for Operators


07 Feb 2020



7 February, 2020 (Brussels). The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is closely monitoring developments related to the Corona ‘2019-nCoV’s outbreak in the city of Wuhan, China.

In addition to the Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) issued last week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Commission Directorate for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) have released updated advice to operators related to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The advice covers concrete preparedness and response recommendations at points of entry in the EU, as well as the wider European Economic Area (EEA) countries

The new materials are intended to raise awareness of operators and their crews about the measures they must take to minimize health risks to crews, passengers and the wider public.  

In addition, EASA recommends that operators should ensure that;

  • A sufficient quantity of drinking water is available onboard prior to departure.
  • A sufficient number of gloves is available onboard prior to departure.
  • Disinfectant gel is made available to the crew and passengers.
  • While on the ground with passengers onboard, the maximum time without air conditioning/ventilation should be less than 30 minutes.

Should you wish more information, please also see the DG SANTE summary report here.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), common signs of Corona infection include “respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties”.

WHO standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include “regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing”.

To keep updated with WHO advice for international travel and trade, refer to the WHO website.

EBAA will provide further updates as appropriate.


Media contact: Frederique Luca, Senior Communications Manager,, + 32 2 318 28 05

About EBAA: The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is the leading organisation for operators of business aircraft in Europe. Our mission is to enable responsible, sustainable growth for business aviation, enhance connectivity and create opportunities. EBAA works to improve safety standards and share knowledge, to further positive regulation and to ease all aspects of closely tailored, flexible, point to point air transportation for individuals, governments, businesses and local communities in the most time-efficient way possible. Founded in 1977 and based in Brussels, EBAA represents +700 members companies, corporate operators, commercial operators, manufacturers, airports, fixed-based operators, and more, with a total fleet of +1,000 aircraft.

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