March 9, 2021

Aviation

Restaurants, concert venues and aviation manufacturers secured billions in the new covid relief package

The House will vote on the Senate-passed version of the new relief measure as soon as Tuesday, putting it on pace for President Biden to sign it into law by the end of the week.

Lawmakers snubbed a wide array of businesses pleading for help from Washington. Gym operators and long-term senior care facilities are among those arguing Congress has left them facing further closures and layoffs even as the broader economic outlook brightens.

“When you see restaurants continuing to get financial relief, and yet those on the front lines of caring for the most vulnerable in this crisis are

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Directions 2021: After pivoting to produce PPE, Duncan Aviation looks for business to soar post pandemic | Directions



Kathy Wills, team leader of Duncan Aviation’s upholstery team, works on sewing face masks last year.




There was no slowdown at Duncan Aviation last year.

Yes, the pandemic cut some hours and some salaries at Duncan, as it did for most businesses. International business, usually 20% of Duncan’s overall revenues, fell because operators were restricted from flying overseas.

Still, Duncan, the world’s largest privately owned provider of business jet services, kept churning.

The company, founded in 1956, provides retrofits for cockpits and cabins, major and minor inspections, maintenance, as well as

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