April 19, 2024


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

> Dubai airport struggles to resume flights after heavy rains leave runways underwater
Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs, remained in disarray Thursday after unprecedented heavy rain led to airliners having to negotiate flooded runways. Read more

> US airlines, unions ask Washington to pause added China ops
Trade group Airlines for America and unions the Air Line Pilots Association, the Allied Pilots Association, and the Association of Flight Attendants have sent a letter to Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, urging him to pause additional passenger flights between the United States and China until US workers and businesses are granted equality of access in the marketplace without the “harmful anti-competitive policies of the Chinese government.”. Read more

> FAA cancels ground stop for Alaska Airlines
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop advisory for Alaska Airlines flights on Wednesday, according to the agency’s database. Read more

> Caution Advised as Middle East Airspace Reopens
EASA is remianing in touch with operators about Middle East security concerns. Read more

> GAMA redoubles efforts to convince Europeans of business aviation’s value
Trade body the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is redoubling its efforts to convince European lawmakers and the public of business and general aviation’s importance to the continent’s technology value chain. Read more

> Consumers launch lawsuit to block Alaska/Hawaiian merger
Eight plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma International) in a bid to block its planned merger with Hawaiian Airlines (HA, Honolulu). The complaint to prohibit the acquisition, alleging a violation of the United States’ Clayton Antitrust Act, was lodged at the US District Court in Hawaii on April 15. Read more

> The Dangerous Goods Awareness Aviation Storekeepers training was completed by delegates from AlexJets
Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) is pleased to share that the Dangerous Goods Awareness Aviation Storekeepers 12 delegates from AlexJets. The course was delivered by our experienced instructor Vanja Rajic as a webinar. Read more

> Explore Partnership Opportunities with Sofema Aviation Services and Sofema Online
Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) and Sofema Online (SOL) are extending an exclusive invitation to potential partners interested in broadening their service offerings through collaboration in Aviation Training. Read more


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