May 17, 2023


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

> Etihad, Emirates Partnership To Create ‘Super Airline’? Explained
The interline partnership between Emirates and Etihad Airways provides travellers with multiple advantages by aligning the facilities provided by the two carriers. Read more

>> Turkish Airlines Plans Massive Aircraft Order
Turkish Airlines is reportedly planning to buy up to 600 aircraft in the coming year and its chairman said Boeing will get a chunk of that order. Read more

> Sirio Opens Maintenance Hangar at Milan Linate Airport
Aircraft management and maintenance group Sirio today opened a new hangar at Milan Linate Airport that will provide support for sister company Flexjet Europe. The new facility is the 11th hangar in the Italian airport’s business aviation complex, almost doubling the size of Sirio’s infrastructure there to 10,625 square meters (114,000 sq ft). Read more

>> Honeywell Anthem Flight Deck Achieves First Flight
Honeywell successfully flew its new integrated Anthem flight deck for the first time using their Pilatus PC-12 testbed, the company announced on May 12. While the integrated flight deck has accumulated more than 120 hours of flight time during testing over the last year, this was the first time that a flight was entirely managed by the Anthem system, according to the company. Read more

> Sichuan Airlines receives first Chinese A330-300 converted freighter
Chinese operator Sichuan Airlines has taken delivery of the country’s first converted Airbus A330-300 freighter, through lessor CDB Aviation. Read more

> Air India CEO Sends Message To Staff After Difficult Week For Indian Aviation
Wilson was satisfied with how his team had come together in such changing times. Read more

>> Africa’s airline capacity to exceed 2019 levels by 10% this year
In an update on the African Aviation market, IBA, a leading aviation market intelligence and consultancy company, predicts that despite significant headwinds, the African market will continue to see growth, with airline capacity thought to trend at 110% of 2019 available seat kilometres (ASKs) by Q3 2023. Read more

> The Root Cause Analysis Workshop was successfully completed by delegates from Luxaviation
SAS is pleased to share that the Root Cause Analysis for Safety & Business Area Owners Workshop was completed by 16 delegates from Luxaviation. Read more

>> Specialist Training Courses for EASA Third Country 145 Approval Holders Available on Sofema Online (SOL)
SOL is pleased to provide multiple regulatory-compliant and vocational training courses to support the knowledge-building & competence development of your organisation’s leaders, managers and team members. Read more


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