May 12, 2023


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

> New survey reveals private aviation use on the rise
A new SherpaReport survey reveals more than 44% of respondents plan to use private aviation more in the future, and over 30% intend to continue maximizing its benefits. Read more

>> India’s Go First gains creditor protection, lessors anxious
The National Company Law Tribunal in New Delhi granted Go First (G8, Mumbai International) bankruptcy protection from its creditors on May 10, a decision that should help the low-cost carrier restructure its business but will hamper the efforts of lessors to repossess its aircraft. Read more

> Ryanair orders 150 Boeing 737 Max 10 aircraft
Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has placed a firm order for 150 Boeing 737 Max 10 airliners in its biggest-ever order with the US airframe. Read more

>> EASA Proposing Noise Standards for eVTOLs
EASA has published what it claims are the world’s first proposed noise certification standards for eVTOLs. The proposals, known as the Environmental Protection Technical Specifications (EPTS), are applicable to eVTOL vehicles powered by multiple vertical, non-tilting, evenly distributed rotors. Read more

> Max Air 737 suffers double tyre burst on landing Abuja
On Sunday 7 May, a Max Air scheduled domestic flight operating between Yola and Abuja in Nigeria experienced a tyre burst on landing at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Read more

>> Air New Zealand’s Skynet will bring beds to the economy in September 2024
Economy passengers, rejoice. You could soon have the chance to stretch out like one of the fancy people in business class as Air New Zealand prepares to roll out its Skynest bunk bed concept on some U.S. flights next year. Read more

> UAE: Dubai’s Emirates Airline announces $200 million aviation sustainability fund
This is the biggest single commitment by any carrier to sustainability, with funds to be disbursed over 3 years. Read more

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