February 02, 2024


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

> Ryanair says it will take up cancelled 737 Max slots
Budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has said it will take up cancelled 737 Max slots as airlines show mixed confidence in the single-aisle airliner. Read more

> FAA: Bird strikes growing concern for commercial, private aircraft
Thousands of bird strikes are reported each year on commercial and private aircraft. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, it’s becoming a more common occurrence for those in the air. Since the birth of aviation, planes have been competing with birds for air space. Read more

> Sky Lifesavers: Bulgaria Welcomes Its First Lifesaving Air Ambulance Helicopter
Bulgaria celebrates the arrival of its first air ambulance medical helicopter, completing its inaugural independent flight from Italy and now stationed at the border police air base in the bustling “Vrazhdebna” district of the capital. Read more

> ‘We caused the problem’: Boeing CEO takes accountability for Alaska Airlines door plug incident
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun took responsibility for a door plug getting blown out of an Alaska Airlines flight over Oregon earlier this month in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday. Read more

> Laser Infractions Ramped Up Significantly In 2023
Despite what the FAA describes as a “vigilant campaign to heighten awareness of the serious safety risks,” laser strikes on aircraft increased markedly last year after a slight decline for the previous year. Read more

> Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia, Vattenfall Boost Hydrogen Aviation in Scandinavia
Stockholm, 31 January 2024 – Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate the feasibility of a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. Read more

> Advocacy groups warn against “worrying” European airline mergers
Travel industry and consumer groups across Europe have warned against increased consolidation of the European aviation industry, stating that proposed airline mergers could limit market competition and lead to higher airfares. Read more

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> Sofema Online’s Exciting New Upgrade: Retain your aviation training access post-examination
Sofema Online, a leader in online aviation training, is thrilled to announce a significant upgrade: You now have access to the course material after passing the exam. Read more


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