November 10, 2023


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

> Top US accident investigator says close calls between planes show that aviation is under stress
The nation’s top accident investigator said Thursday that a surge in close calls between planes at U.S. airports this year is a “clear warning sign” that the aviation system is under stress. Read more

> EASA publishes rules for civil aviation information security
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its first Easy Access Rules (EAR) for Information Security. The publication contains the rules and procedures for the management of information security risks with a potential impact on aviation safety for organizations and authorities. Read more

> Hamburg airport hostage standoff ends with child freed, suspect arrested
The 18-hour drama started after a man drove his car through the airport gate with his four-year-old daughter inside. Read more

> Flights resume at Bristol Airport after runway lights failure
Flights are starting to get back to normal at Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) after flying was suspended this morning due to a failure of the Runway lighting system. Read more

> Emirates Begins Operating Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Flights in Dubai
The first Emirates flights operating with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) provided by Shell Aviation have taken off from Dubai International Airport (DXB). Emirates’ flight EK 412 bound for Sydney on 24 October was among the first to operate with SAF. Read more

> NTSB Report: Accident Hawker Crew Departed Without Clearance
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its Preliminary Report on the runway-intersection collision between a Textron Hawker 850XP (N269AA) and a Cessna Citation Mustang (N510HM) at Houston Hobby Airport on Oct. 24th. Read more

> GPS Spoofing Incidents Increase in Middle East
GPS spoofing continues to expand and increase, according to international operations and security intelligence organization OpsGroup, which said it has received nearly 50 reports of fake signals impacting operators involving three different types of incidents. Read more

> Sofema Aviation Services and Regional Air Support Announce an SMS Implementation and Risk Assessment Workshop
Sofema Aviation Services (SAS), in a strategic joint venture with Regional Air Support (RAS), is proud to announce a comprehensive Safety Management System (SMS) Implementation and Risk Assessment Workshop. This pivotal event aims to foster a deep understanding of SMS and its role in optimizing organizational processes and improving efficiency within the aviation industry. Read more


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