A charity has been set up to support workers in the aviation industry who have been affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the sector.

Aviation Action has been launched by Chris Wild, head of airfield operations at Manchester airport, who is leading a team of industry professionals-turned volunteers.

The charity is to support people who have worked in the aviation industry in the UK, from flight deck and firefighters to caterers and cabin crew.

It aims to help hundreds and thousands of aviation workers get back on their feet if they are facing difficult times, personally or professionally.

Articles are available to read on the Aviation Action website and the charity is offering specialist help in areas such as recruitment, HR and finance.

Briefing sessions are also being set up to cover topics to help and support and put those in need in touch with likeminded aviation professionals.

Wild said: “At a time when the industry needs significant support, I felt there was a lack of specific support available for the hundreds of thousands of people who work in aviation. I set up the charity to help people who specifically work in aviation when they most needed it.”