May 10, 2024


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

> National Celebration of General Aviation D.C. Flyover gets final approval
The light has officially turned green for the National Celebration of General Aviation D.C. Flyover, planned for May 11, 2024. Planning and coordination with a myriad of agencies and regulators have been
in the works for more than a year for the flyover, according to officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). But association officials knew takeoffs wouldn’t happen until it received an official yes/no the week of the event. Read more 

> Civil Aviation Issues New Guidelines for Recreational Drone Use
The updated advice reflects the latest rules and includes guidance for people flying model aircraft or drones for fun or educational purposes. Read more

> Bombardier Opens Its New Toronto Production Line for the Global 7500, 6500, and 5500 Jets
The Canadian aircraft maker hasn’t moved far from its Downsview plant but the manufacturing site at Toronto Pearson Aircraft is already transforming the way it makes the Global family of business aircraft.
New technology and processes have been combined with a refreshed working environment for Bombardier’s skilled employees. Read more

> Luxaviation unveils sustainable aviation initiatives at Paris Le Bourget
Luxaviation Group has announced the introduction of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) options at its Paris Le Bourget Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facility. This follows the FBOs transition to fully electric ground
handling equipment (GHE) marking a significant step towards sustainable aviation. The FBO is managed under the ExecuJet brand. The testing focused on high voltage (800V) operations and thermal performance, according to company officials, who said the results confirmed the magni650 electric motor’s capabilities at altitudes. Read more 

> IndiGo places order for 30 Airbus A350s
India’s largest airline, IndiGo has placed a firm order with Airbus for 30 Airbus A350 widebodies as it looks to expand its international long-haul network. The order comes ahead of an expected boom in international travel from India which is already the fastest growing aviation market in the world. Read more

> Follow the Story of the Future of Flight
For the past five years, AIN reporters have been digging deep to tell the story of how new technologies such as electric propulsion systems and flight automation are forging a new future for aviation. Read more

> Thornton Aviation Completes G650 Starlink Installation
The installation took three weeks and was done while the aeroplane was down for maintenance. Van Nuys, California-based Part 145 repair station Thornton Aviation is the first West Coast MRO provider to install a SpaceX Starlink satcom system in a Gulfstream G650. The airplane is operated by a local charter management company. Read more 

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