March 17, 2023


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

> US airplane near misses keeps coming. Now officials are talking about averting ‘catastrophic’ incidents
The skies have been turbulent over the United States in 2023 – and not just because of rogue balloons. Since the start of the year, there have been a concerning number of high-profile “near misses” as planes involved in airport landing or taking off procedures came perilously close to potential disaster. Read more

>> What lies behind a string of US airline near-misses?
Surging demand for air travel and pandemic-fuelled workforce disruptions are likely to blame for a string of close calls on US airport runways. Read more

> Air Greenland signs SAF agreement with DCC & Shell Aviation
Agreement on SAF deliveries sees Air Greenland take a major step towards more sustainable flights to Greenland. Read more

>> Aircraft in Florida came within 14 seconds of colliding, NTSB report shows
Two airliners were about 14 seconds and just over a half mile away from colliding at a Sarasota, Florida, runway last month, a preliminary report from safety investigators shows. Read more

> Boeing wins 49 aircraft Dreamliner deal from Saudia
US airframer Boeing has signed a deal with Saudia for the purchase of 39 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with an option for a further 10. Read more

>> Hainan Airlines boosts Belgrade service
Hainan Airlines will introduce a second weekly flight between Beijing and Belgrade this coming summer season. Read more

> Following recent travel chaos, Canada’s major airlines were hit with fines for hundreds of violations
The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) issued fines to Canada’s major airlines for hundreds of violations related to mass flight delays and cancellations last summer and in December. Read more

>> A new Diploma providing a deep understanding of Regulation 748/2012 is available at Sofema Online
The EASA Initial Airworthiness Learning Path Diploma was designed for the needs of individuals working in design, testing, production, and airworthiness certification organisations, as well as for Regulatory Authorities. Read more


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