June 02, 2023


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

> United Nigeria Airlines Embraer skids off Lagos airport runway
Yesterday, May 31 2023, a United Nigeria Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWW was involved in a runway excursion incident at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) in Lagos, Nigeria. Read more

>> Study outlines concern over ‘unsustainable’ demand for animal fats in aviation
Concerns that aviation fuel derived from animal fats could be used to shore up compliance with sustainability targets, despite being viewed only a short-term and supply-constrained measure, have been outlined in a study into European biofuel demand. Read more

> This airline is weighing passengers before they board international flights
It’s normal to weigh passengers’ bags when checking in for an international flight — but in Auckland, it’s the passengers who are now getting onto scales before flying abroad on Air New Zealand. Read more

>> Profound change moves the maintenance market
The landscape of aircraft maintenance has changed profoundly. Yes, the industry was busy before the pandemic and technicians were hard to find but those two factors have accelerated and, along with severe supply chain issues, have created immense challenges for companies that maintain business aircraft. Read more

> FAA regrouping on remote towers
Remote tower technology is reaching maturity and going operational in Europe, Asia, and Canada. But in the U.S., one of two such projects is being shut down by the FAA and the other has received a stop-work order. Read more

>> Aviation body asks airlines to frame guidelines for rapid disembarkation
A circular has been issued to all airlines that specifically mentioned that emergency exits and slides are not to be used in rapid disembarkation unless the crew members decide that this has become necessary. Read more

> Health experts say aviation industry must act on cabin fumes as they launch new medical guidance
A group of world leading health and scientific experts are calling on the aviation industry to take action to protect passengers and aircrew from dangerous cabin fumes which they say have led to a new emerging disease. Read more

>> Delegates from Irish CAA successfully completed two SAS courses related to EASA Part ML & EASA Part-CAO
Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) is delighted to share that the EASA Part ML & EASA Part-CAO courses were successfully completed by 8 delegates from Irish CAA. Read more

> Welcome to AMETEK MRO, Jet Flight Service and Euro-Asia Air to the Sofema PTP Program
AMETEK MRO, Jet Flight Service, and Euro-Asia Air joined the Sofema Privileged Training Partner Program (PTP). Read more


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