August 19, 2022


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

FAA awards $2.7M to explore use of drones in disaster and emergency response
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $2.7 million in research to explore the use of drones in disaster preparedness and emergency response.
The administration said in its announcement that the research will explore the use of drones in providing effective and efficient responses to different natural and human-made disasters. Read more

Air France Will Cease Transportation Of Research Animals When Its Contract Expires
The carrier is one of the last major airlines to announce it will no longer be transporting primates for research purposes. Read more

Embraer’s 175 Gets Confidence Boost As Future Looks Steady
As airline pilot contractual scope clauses show no signs of changing in the critical North American market, a future for Embraer’s popular 76-seat E175 is all but assured. Read more

Malaysia Airlines selects A330neo for widebody fleet renewal
Malaysia Airlines (MH/MAS) has selected the A330-900 to form the basis of its widebody fleet renewal programme as it phases out its older A330 fleet. Read more

Australia’s National Jet Express Set For Takeover By Rex
Rex has confirmed that it will operate National Jet Express as an independent brand after the proposed takeover. Read more

Heathrow to extend passenger cap into Autumn
London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) has said it will extend its current passenger cap until the end of October 2022 due to an ongoing shortage of staff pushing the cap beyond the half-term holidays. Read more

Emirates undertakes largest known fleet retrofit project
Emirates has kick-started its plans to upgrade the entire interior cabins of 120 Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. Read more

A new Safety Management Systems for Flight Operations Safety Managers Learning Path Diploma is available
Sofema Online has prepared a New Diploma designed for Safety Professionals within the airline operations environment – Find out more here

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