July 21, 2023


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

> Bulgaria’s Compass Cargo Airlines adds first B747

Compass Cargo Airlines (HQ, Sofia) took delivery of its first widebody freighter, a B747-400FSCD, on transfer from sister company AirACT (9T, Istanbul Atatürk). Read more

> Here’s Why Singapore Airlines Is Increasing Seats On Kolkata Flights In October

If you’re travelling during Durga Puja, this one’s for you! Singapore Airlines is operating a slightly bigger aircraft between Kolkata and Singapore during the festivities to accommodate more flyers. Read more

> Belgian Government Considers New Air Traffic Noise Limit

Belgium’s mobility minister, Georges Gilkinet, has put forward a proposal to reduce noise pollution caused by air traffic at Brussels Airport by around 20 percent starting in October 2024. The draft ministerial decree, which was presented during inter-cabinet consultations on July 14, is based on adjusting the existing quota count (QC) system that governs the maximum noise level for each aircraft type taking off and landing at Brussels Airport. Read more

> Exclusive: Despite Challenges, Indian Aviation Journey Soaring to New Horizons

The recent Paris Air Show buzzed with excitement as Airbus sealed a groundbreaking deal, announcing an order for 500 narrow-body jets from IndiGo, India’s very own budget carrier. The air industry was thriving as Air India Ltd also embarked on a mission to acquire 540 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus. Read more

> Major aviation policy bill sails through the House

The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a major aviation policy bill after turning back an attempt to expand flights at the airport closest to the U.S. Capitol — but the legislation has a long way to go before it sees President Joe Biden’s desk, and the clock is ticking. Read more

> Airline Passengers Faint While Waiting on Tarmac in 111 Degree Heat

Several people passed out on an airplane in Las Vegas on Monday when the plane was stranded on the tarmac for four hours without air conditioning amid a 111-degree heatwave. Read more

> Spanish Protestors Damage Business Jet at Ibiza Airport

Spanish police arrested four people who vandalized a business jet parked at Ibiza Airport on Friday. Three eco-protesters from the Spain-based Futuro Vegetal (Vegetable Future) and one from Extinction Rebellion daubed a German-registered Embraer Phenom 300E with yellow and black paint before gluing themselves to the fuselage. Read more

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