October 27, 2023


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

>> Fury over higher air traffic charges after IT meltdown
Airlines have reacted with fury and warned passengers will face higher fares after the UK’s aviation regulator increased air traffic control charges. Read more

>> How safe are cockpits? Aviation experts weigh in after scare on SFO-bound flight
The attempt by an off-duty pilot to shut down the engines of a U.S. airliner in midflight highlights the threat that insiders pose to aviation safety with their ability to go where passengers are prohibited. Read more

>> After Air India deal, Rolls-Royce mulls India MRO facility
While no concrete decision has been taken, a senior official of Rolls-Royce’s India subsidiary said it would depend on the orders that Indian airlines place for wide-bodies. Read more

>> Qatar Airways CEO announces he is stepping down after 27 years
The iconic, and sometimes controversial, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker has announced he is stepping down from the airline after 27 years at the top. Read more

>> Airbus Helicopters Expands 3D Printing Capacity
Airbus will use 3D printing for the eVTOL and Racer compound helicopter. Read more

>> Tech Issue: United Flight New York-Mexico City Diverts to Houston
United Airlines flight UA1065 is a routine scheduled flight between New York Newark and Mexico City, with the affected rotation being operated by N24715. Read more

>> Colorado pilot speaks out on lack of access to mental health treatment: “We literally do not have the ability to see a therapist”
He said airline pilots are required by the FAA to fill out a form annually and list the doctors they’ve seen in the last three years, including therapists. Yet such an admission could get a pilot’s wings clipped. Read more

>> Delegates from European Air Charter completed two courses dedicated to Part 145 Logistics & Stores Inspection
Two SAS courses related to Part 145 Logistics & Stores Inspection were successfully completed by 16 delegates from European Air Charter. Read more

>> Understand the key features of a Safety Management System Driven by ICAO Annex 19 with our new training
A new course has been added to the SAS training portfolio: ICAO Annex 19 Safety Management Systems Introduction & is now available as a classroom or webinar training. Read more


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