August 11, 2023


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

> Niger coup complicates routes for European airlines across Africa
The closure of Niger’s airspace by its military government is impacting travel times for flights across Africa. Read more

> There has been an 80% drop in cases of unruly airline passengers since 2021
Cases of unruly airline passenger behavior have dropped by 80% since they peaked in 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Read more

> Bombardier sees profit increase in Q2 2023
Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has recorded impressive financial performance figures as profitability increases with year-on-year revenue growth continuing. This perhaps demonstrates that business aviation is continuing in popularity and demand. Read more

> Transforming airports to fuel sustainable aviation
Sustainable aviation is possible with the right investments in green energy and new infrastructure.The World Economic Forum’s Airports of Tomorrow initiative seeks to overhaul global airports for net-zero aviation by mobilizing the capital needed to transform airports into clean energy hubs.The initiative enables airports to harness the power of new technologies such as hydrogen and battery electric flight, sustainable aviation fuels, and the electrification of airport operations. Read more

> Textron Aviation’s SkyCourier gains certification in Brazil
Textron Aviation has secured certification for its SkyCourier twin turboprop from the National Civil Aviation Authority of Brazil (ANAC), clearing the way for operations in that Latin American country. Read more

> Air India launches new look with rebrand
India’s flag carrier, Air India has unveiled its new look as it seeks to rebrand the airline with a bold modern look. Read more

> Pakistan amends law, greenlights PIA’s 2025 privatisation
A Cabinet committee has greenlighted the privatisation of PIA – Pakistan International Airlines (PK, Islamabad International) following the passing of an amendment bill to address the airline’s PKR71 billion rupee (USD247 million) annual losses and align it with international aviation safety and regulatory standards. Read more

> New training to provide an understanding of EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 is available at Sofema Online
Sofema Online has launched a new course: EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 Airports Foundation Read more

> The Sofema Online Diplomas helps aviation professionals reach their career goals – Read the Success Story of Nirupam Sarkar
Sofema is delighted to share the Success Stories of our customers who completed a SOL Diploma. Nirupam Sarkar completed the Quality & Safety Competence in an EASA – CAMO & AMO Environment Diploma. Read more


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