August 18, 2023


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

> EASA Fly Right initiative gains support from Wizz Air
A new initiative from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) designed to promote better passenger conduct and behavior called Fly Right has been backed by low-cost carrier Wizz Air. Read more

> Video shows Southwest Airlines plane engine catch fire shortly after takeoff
Flames burst from a Southwest Airlines jet in the sky near Houston, forcing the distressed plane into a hasty retreat and a safe landing, officials said Wednesday. Read more

> 190 people evacuated from Delta flight after tires catch fire, burst while landing
Tires on a Delta Boeing 757 caught fire and burst into flames while landing Wednesday afternoon, resulting in the evacuation of 190 passengers onto an Atlanta airport tarmac, The Federal Aviation Administration reported. Read more

> Niger airspace shutdown amplifies Africa aviation problems
The aviation sector is bearing the brunt of the decision by the military leaders of the July 26 takeover to close the country’s airspace at the beginning of this week, citing the likelihood of military intervention by neighbouring states as well as an unnamed superpower. Read more

> American Airlines flight drops 15,000 feet in three minutes terrifying passengers
A Florida-bound flight dropped over 15,000 feet within three minutes, leaving passengers terrified. Read more

> Europe’s summer travel strikes: When, where and what disruption you can expect in August
Workers across Europe are walking out to protest low pay and poor working conditions. Europe is a hive of strike action right now, with many employees unhappy that sky-high inflation has not been matched by higher wages. Read more

> Delegates from the UK CAA completed the EASA Part 21 Operational Suitability Data Regulatory Obligations training
Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) is pleased to share that the EASA Part 21 Operational Suitability Data (OSD) Regulatory Obligations training was successfully delivered to delegates from the UK CAA. The course was carried out by our experienced instructor John Dunne on 11 July 2023 at the GAS Aviation facilities. Read more

> Sofema  Online is celebrating 100,000+ enrollments – Read the testimonial of Hossameldein Negm
100,000+ is quite a number! Sofema Online is proud to have reached this milestone. This significant accomplishment speaks volumes about the trust and confidence that our valued customers have placed in the SOL training academy. Read more


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