March 02, 2023


Sofema Aviation Services shares the latest events in the Aviation business from around the world in our
Aviation Weekly News Roundup:

> Scientists pour cold water on UK aviation’s net zero ambitions
The UK would have to devote half its farmland or more than double its total renewable electricity supply to make enough aviation fuel to meet its ambitions for “jet zero”, or net zero flying, scientists have said. Read more

>> What are the causes of airline accidents?
Air travel is one of the safest modes of transportation in the world. However, despite the industry’s best efforts to maintain safety, accidents do happen from time to time. When aviation accidents occur, they can be potentially devastating and have far-reaching consequences. In this article, we will explore the main causes of airline accidents. Read more

> Qantas Says Too Many Airbus A380s Are Returning From Storage At Once
Australian flag carrier Qantas is facing some setbacks with the return of its Airbus A380s, Aerotime reports. In a statement, the airline confirmed that slot constraints with its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services are slowing the reactivation of the super jumbo jets, and a complete return of its entire A380 fleet may not happen until “early 2025.” Read more

>> JetBlue plane and Learjet involved in near miss at Boston Logan Airport
Two planes nearly collided at Boston’s Logan Airport on Monday night after one flight took off without permission, air safety officials say. Read more

> Wizz Air Suspending Moldovan Flights
Ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Wizz Air has announced that it will suspend all flights to Chișinău, the capital of Moldova, next month, attributing concerns about the safety of the country’s airspace. Read more

>> Singapore Airlines gets 25.1% stake in Air India group after injecting $267 mn
Singapore Airlines to inject further SGD 360 million (USD 267 million) into Air India. It will give SIA a 25.1% stake in the group following its takeover by Tata and merger with Vistara Airlines. Through this transaction, SIA will reinforce its partnership with Tata and immediately acquire a strategic stake in an entity that is four to five times larger in scale compared to Vistara, the airline said. Read more

> Over 50 planes of IndiGo and Go First on the ground as aviation companies face Pratt & Whitney engine headwinds
More than 50 planes of IndiGo and Go First are on the ground due to Pratt & Whitney engine woes amid persisting supply chain headwinds, forcing airlines to explore wet leasing of aircraft and other options to minimise disruptions, according to officials. Read more

>> Sofema Online March Offer – The Logistics & Stores Inspection Online Training Package comes with an EASA Part 145 Foundation VO Course
Sofema Online is delighted to share that during March 2023, anyone who enrolls in the Logistics & Stores Inspection Online Package receives an additional Part 145 Foundation Course with Voice-Over. Read more

> New Sofema Online Diploma regarding EASA Initial Airworthiness
A new Diploma has been added to the Sofema Online training portfolio. The EASA Initial Airworthiness Learning Path Diploma was designed for the needs of individuals working in design, testing, production, and airworthiness certification organisations, as well as for Regulatory Authorities. Read more


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