March 22, 2024


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

> Two aviation mishaps under federal investigation
One of the incidents involves an American Airlines flight that landed in Dallas in February with no brakes. The other involves the Boeing 737 Max 8 and chafing wire bundles that could cause pilots to lose control. NBC News’ Tom Costello reports. Read more

> Dutch court ruling considers national airline guilty of greenwashing
No punishment imposed on firm, which used ‘misleading and therefore illegal’ adverts to bolster green credentials. Read more

> Major airlines want to hear how Boeing plans to fix problems in the manufacturing of its planes
The heads of leading U.S. airlines want to meet with Boeing and hear the aircraft manufacturer’s strategy for fixing quality-control problems that have gained attention since a panel blew out of a jetliner in January. Read more

> United Airlines flight 433 lands safely without panel in Oregon
A Boeing plane landed without one of its fuselage panels at an airport in the US state of Oregon on Friday, says United Airlines. Read more

> Germany keen to provide technical support in aviation sector
DHAKA, March 20, 2024 (BSS) – Germany has showed its interest in providing technical assistance to Bangladesh to accelerate the government’s ‘Smart Bangladesh’ initiative. Read more

> Europe’s airlines heartened by sharp change in perception of industry
Thanks to its founding mission, Airlines for Europe (A4E) might be naturally inclined towards pointing out things that need improving in the policy and regulatory sphere, but the European airline association also used its annual summit on 20 March to highlight a fundamentally positive development for the region’s carriers. Read more

> African airlines mark fourth consecutive year
African airlines have marked their fourth safe year in a row, after registering no fatal accident again in 2023, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) aviation safety review for 2023. Read more

> Delegates from SmartLynx Airlines completed the AMC 20-20 Continuing Structural Integrity Programme Training
Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) is pleased to share that the AMC 20-20 Continuing Structural Integrity Programme Training was completed by 12 delegates from SmartLynx Airlines. The course was delivered as a webinar by our experienced instructor Dobrica Vincic. Read more


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