May 13, 2022


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

> China passenger jet catches fire, dozens ‘lightly injured’
Tibet Airlines says all 113 passengers and 9 crew on board the plane that caught fire were safely evacuated. Read more

>> Passenger Lands Caravan after Pilot Becomes Ill
A passenger with no previous flight experience took the controls of the Cessna Caravan they were aboard after the pilot fell ill and—with the help of an air traffic controller who also is a CFI—successfully landed the aircraft at Florida’s Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI) yesterday afternoon. The Caravan—N333LD, registered to a Connecticut-based operator—was en route from Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, to Treasure Coast International Airport in Fort Pierce, Florida, when the pilot became incapacitated. Read more

> Jet Aviation Adds Line Maintenance in Zurich
Jet Aviation has begun offering line maintenance through its new hangar facility in Zurich. The worldwide aviation services provider expanded its operations at Zurich Airport in June last year with the acquisition of the former ExecuJet FBO, known now as the North FBO, which includes a passenger terminal, 27,000-sq-ft (2,500-sq-m) and 54,000-sq-ft hangars, and 100,000 sq ft of ramp space. Read more

>> Just one of 50 aviation industry climate targets met, study finds
The international aviation industry has failed to meet all but one of 50 of its own climate targets in the past two decades, environment campaigners say. Read more

> Brazilian Gol and Colombian Avianca form a new group: Abra
The Colombian airline Avianca and the Brazilian Gol announced on Wednesday their union within the same group, Abra, a new heavyweight in the sector in Latin America. Read more

>> Vistara Pilots’ Salaries Restored To Pre-Pandemic Levels
The move comes as the airline feels optimistic about its future growth. Read more

> United Express CRJ200 Stops In Grass After Houston Runway Excursion
There were no injuries as a result of the incident. Read more

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