Formed in response to the pandemic, Caircraft is a collaboration of industry, medical, science, data, operations, logistics and finance experts with the common aim of supporting industry sustainability and economic recovery from the devastating impact of Covid.
Caircraft has well-established relationships across the spectrum of aviation industry participants, including the Civil Aviation Authority, Airport Operators Association, IATA, ICAO etc. and is actively engaged with airlines and airports globally to establish safe, sustainable air corridors to support the return of international air traffic volumes. It is working with the aviation sector to repurpose redundant aircraft – specifically wide-bodied jets such as Boeing 747/777s decommissioned for commercial travel purposes – to create emergency critical care capacity (e.g. Covid surge capacity) and outside of emergency deployments, agile mobile medical facilities (e.g. to carry out ophthalmic/cleft palate surgery) that can be equipped and deployed as needed.
Caircraft is working in an advisory capacity with UK Test and Trace, offering insight into emerging tests and technologies. Professor Chris Molloy, instrumental in the creation of the Lighthouse Lab network in the UK, is a key advisor and contributor to the Caircraft proposition. Its focused remit, statistical and operational modelling expertise and extensive market research (test kits, technologies and processes) ensures that its service offering can be tailored to meet specific industry applications and is nimble and responsive to a fast-changing environment.