April 21, 2023


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

> Austrian Airlines Set To Increase Dreamliner Fleet Size
European Carrier Austrian Airlines has announced it will increase its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet size to ten aircraft, as the carrier looks towards the future more and focuses on modernisation. Read more

In many senses, Aero Friedrichshafen represents the depth of the Europe-wide commitment to future aviation technology, pilot training, and the preservation of an ecologically friendly environment. If you want a glimpse of how general aviation could look in a few years, then Aero is the place to go. Read more

> French Court acquits Air France, Airbus over 2009 Rio-Paris crash
The ruling is a huge blow to families of victims who have waged a 14-year campaign for justice. Read more

>> 20 Aircraft Destroyed At Khartoum Airport
The New York Times says it has counted about 20 aircraft destroyed by fire at Khartoum Airport in embattled Sudan as a war between rival generals rages. Read more

> Airlines Earn $29 Billion Carrying Bags In 2022
Low-cost carriers have always seen baggage as a money spinner and now legacy carriers want a slice of the $29 billion pie. Read more

>> EU Commission to Investigate Romanian support of Blue Air
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether certain Romanian support measures in favour of the airline Blue Air Aviation (Blue Air) are in line with EU State aid rules. Read more

> Former Formula 1 Technical Director Unveils Cargo Drone
Former Formula 1 Technical Director Mike Gascoyne has unveiled a Cargo eVTOL drone which has been developed as part of his companies Cargo Development Program. Read more

>> The UAE GCAA CAR 145 Initial has been added to the SOL training portfolio
Sofema Online has launched a new course. The UAE GCAA CAR 145 Initial is now available. Read more

> Sofema Online shares the success stories of clients who completed a SOL Diploma
Gheorghe Valeriu Smarandoiu completed the following: CAMO Diploma and EASA Part 145 / Part 147 Instructor Diploma which is now EASA Continuing Airworthiness Instructor Diploma and shared his Story of Success with us. Read more


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