New Industry Guidance for In-Flight Services Developed by IFSA & ACA

The development of this guidance leads and supports the airline and airline ‎catering industries worldwide as they continue to take actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ‎The ACA/IFSA COVID-19 Guideline introduces several guiding principles which provide direction on managing the COVID-19 pandemic and to support safe business ‎‎operations ‎including at airports, airlines, kitchens, and aircrafts.‎


    In early January 2021 IFSA members were encouraged to contact Congress to assure that the PSP (Payroll Support Program) also included relief for contractors. These efforts proved successful and under the COVID-19 relief provisions of the new stimulus bill, a total of $1,000,000,000 has been earmarked to enable the continuation of the Payroll Support Program for airline contractors. Please review the following information to access.

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    Opportunity Remains to Impact Congress and get Emergency Relief to Airline Suppliers

    On 23 March IFSA Members were encouraged to reach out as the debate over relief packages due to COVID-19 have become partisan. Senate Republicans and Democrats are disagreeing over details of the $2 trillion package. A distributed sample letter is accessible below.

    U.S. Treasury Department Issues Guidelines to Access Stimulus Funds Designated for Airline Industry

    Following the 27 March passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Treasury Department issued guidelines to assist airlines and eligible businesses in applying for payroll support grants to enable continued payment of employee wages, salaries and benefits, as well as for loans. Click below to view U.S. Treasury resources including the guidance documents, application for payroll support, and guidance for loan assistance.

    U.S. CARES Act Webinar Recording & Resource Center

    A recording of the webinar to help IFSA members understand and access federal government funds available under the U.S. CARES Act is now live, along with a variety of resources to help you protect your business, your employees and yourself. Additionally, Kellen’s advocacy team is accepting questions digitally about how the U.S. CARES Act impacts your organization more specifically. Click below for access to the webinar and other resources.

    EU State Aid Webinar for IFSA Members

    IFSA, together with government affairs legal counsel at Covington & Burling offered a complimentary webinar exclusively to members to learn more about funding opportunities in the EU that are available during this global crisis. To view the webinar, click here, and use password 7W!SO8M?.

    IFSA Releases COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Guidance

    IFSA is pleased to announce the release of the COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Guidance. This document was developed based on fact sheets from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), World Health Organization (WHO), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The guidance includes directions for essential business and critical infrastructure workers as well as thorough information supporting an infectious disease prevention strategy plan.