May 26, 2023


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

Airplane Door Opens Mid-Air! Asiana Airlines Plane Door Opens Mid-Flight Before Landing in South Korea, Video Surfaces
One of the doors of Asiana Airlines plane opened mid-air just before landing in South Korea on Friday. A video of the Asiana Airlines plane with a door open in mid-air also surfaced on social media. Read more

>> Air France Boeing 777 Declares Emergency
An Air France Boeing 777-300ER first AF276 due to operating from Paird CDG to Tokyo Narita, turned back halfway through Georgian airspace and has now declared a general emergency returning to Paris. Read more

> Go First seeks more time from the aviation regulator to prepare a restructuring plan
Accordingly, DGCA advised the airline on 24.05.2023 to submit, within a period of 30 days, a comprehensive restructuring/revival plan for a sustainable revival of operations. Read more

>> Advanced Air Mobility is Coming of Age
Air mobility is on the cusp of gold. Next year, the nascent sector is set to achieve a milestone with plans to provide all-electric air mobility service for the Olympic Games in Paris. Read more

> Virgin Orbit to shut down following launch failure
Richard Branson has said he is shutting down Virgin Orbit months after the company’s first launch ended in failure. Read more

>> Prepping for Business Aviation’s New Normal: Protests
Tuesday’s protests at EBACE 2023 weren’t the first time demonstrators have disrupted a business aviation event, and they certainly won’t be the last. As recently as last February, protesters disrupted EBAA’s Air Ops conference in Brussels after reportedly managing to register for the event based on a bogus connection with an industry executive. Read more

Iberia Was The World’s Most Punctual Airline In April
According to data from Cirium, an aviation analytics firm, there was a shakeup in the world’s most punctual airlines in April, with Spanish carrier Iberia taking the number one spot. Read more

>> Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) Delivered the Aviation System Risk Assessment and Management of Change Workshop to the Serbian CAA
Our experienced instructor, Elin Lambrev MBA, had the pleasure of carrying out the Aviation System Risk Assessment and Management of Change Workshop to the Serbian CAA on 6 & 7 April 2023. Read more

SAS Was Awarded a Major Contract to Deliver EASA Regulatory Compliant Training to Libyan Wings Airlines
Sofema Aviation Services is extremely pleased to have been awarded this prestigious training contract with Libyan Wings Airlines. SAS welcomes the opportunity to deliver the following 24 Days training program at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham in Tunis, running from May to June 2023. Read more


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