August 25, 2023


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

> Boarding pass please? Now stand on this scale. Korean Air will soon weigh passengers.
The airline told a Korean news outlet that passengers and baggage will be weighed anonymously, and that passengers can opt out of stepping on the scale. Read more

> Travel companies want UK regulator to have power to fine airlines
Travel companies have written to the UK Government to ask them to give the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) more powers to fine airlines that don’t fulfil their obligations to passengers when flights are delayed or cancelled. Read more

> China Certifies the Embraer E195-E2
The Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has now certified the Embraer E190-E2 to fly in China. This progress comes after the Zhuhai Air Show in November last year.  Read more

> Boeing takes delivery of MD90 TTBW test bed
US planemaker Boeing has taken delivery of MD90 N931TB which will be modified to become X66A, a flying test bed for the Transonic Trust Braced Wing (TTBW) programme as part of NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project. Read more

> Luton-based Monarch Airlines set for relaunch six year after collapse
Monarch Airlines is preparing to relaunch six years after collapsing. The company, which operated out of London Luton Airport, confirmed its new headquarters would be in the Bedfordshire town. Read more

> Aviation Explained: Pilot Fatigue Is Real And Can Turn Deadly, Here’s What Experts Say
Unaddressed stress can impact both mental and physical health, said health experts here on Monday amid the recent news of the chilling deaths of three pilots due to sudden cardiac arrest. In the last week, two Indian pilots died 24 hours apart. Read more

> Where is Malaysian Airlines Flight 370? A simple barnacle could help lead us to the missing plane.
Barnacles growing on airplane wreckage washed up on the island of Réunion after the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 have led scientists to promising new models for reconstructing the drift paths of ocean debris—and could someday help solve the great aviation mystery itself, researchers say. Read more

>  The EASA Part 145 General Familiarization course was delivered to delegates from Airbus Australia Pacific
Sofema Aviation Services is pleased to share that 13 delegates from Airbus Australia Pacific completed the Detailed EASA Part 145 General Familiarization course. The training was carried out as a webinar by our experienced instructor Altin Vrapi on 24 – 25 July 2023. Read more

> Sofema Online offers a training package for aviation professionals aspiring to become Auditors within an EASA Domain – OPS, CAMO / AMO
The EASA Compliant Aviation Quality Assurance Senior and Lead Auditor training package with VO is a top product for building knowledge and competence in the area of Compliance Management & Auditing. Read more


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