February 10, 2023


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

Turkish Airlines Is Fixing Prices To Help Move Earthquake Volunteers & Survivors
Turkish Airlines has fixed prices for passengers as thousands flee the areas affected by the earthquake and volunteers come flooding in. Read more

>SriLankan Airlines declares bond default
SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo International) has declared a default on its outstanding USD175 million government-guaranteed bonds due June 2024, it announced in a disclosure on the evening of February 7. Read more

Feathered Propellers Appears To Be Behind January’s Yeti Airlines ATR Crash
Yeti Airlines flight YT691 crashed while landing in Pokhara, Nepal, on January 15th. Now, just over three weeks on from the tragic crash, data from the aircraft’s flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders is beginning to shed some more light on what happened. Read more

>What’s the safest seat on a plane? We asked an aviation expert
Most people book seats for comfort, such as legroom, or convenience, such as easy access to toilets. Frequent fliers (this author included) might book their seat as close as possible to the front so they can disembark more quickly. Read more

Hawaiian Airlines Grounds Two Airbus A321neos Due To Engine Issues
Hawaiian Airlines has been forced to ground two of its Airbus A321neos due to ongoing engine maintenance issues. The Honolulu-based carrier has cited supply chain problems as the reason behind the delays in maintenance, which have led to the aircraft being unable to operate. Read more

>Wizz and Ryanair in fresh talks with Slovenian government overflights
Low-cost carriers Wizz Air and Ryanair have both held separate talks with the Slovenian government over the potential introduction of flights to the country utilising the recently adopted subsidy program which is yet to be approved by the European Commission. On January 25, Wizz Air’s Network Development Manager, Airport Development Manager and Public Affairs Manager held talks with the Ministry for Economic Development and Technology, as well as the Ministry for Infrastructure. Read more

ATR and Air New Zealand deepen partnership to decarbonise air transport
European airframer ATR has announced it is deepening its relationship with Air New Zealand (NZ/ANZ) to accelerate developing and introducing low-emission aircraft technology in New Zealand. Read more

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