April 28, 2023


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

> Flames during American Airlines flight come amid increased bird strikes
Two incidents involving American Airlines flights – one of them an apparent bird strike – frightened passengers who saw flames flowing from their aircraft. Read more

>> Aviation Provides Critical Relief in Crises
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reminded stakeholders of the critical role that aviation plays at times of natural disasters and humanitarian crises. Read more

> Ageing freighters face fallout from reduced air cargo demand
Older freighters are being grounded as a result of ongoing reduced demand and increased capacity in the air cargo sector, according to Sander Schuringa, manager of market intelligence at Seabury Cargo. Read more

>> Etihad CEO counts on India as third largest aviation market in 4 years
India is set to become the third largest aviation market in the world in a period of next four years, according to Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer Antonoaldo Neves. Read more

> Five Hawaiian Airlines A321neos grounded, waiting for engines
Five Airbus A321neo aircraft operated by Hawaiian Airlines are grounded due to engine supply chain issues affecting customers of Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G engines. Read more

>> EASA issues a Conflict Zone Information Bulletin (CZIB) for flights over the territories of Sudan
EASA recommends not to fly within the airspace over Sudan at all altitudes and flight levels valid until 31/07/2023.  Read more

> Wizz Air CEO welcomes proposed EU-India Open Skies agreement
Wizz Air CEO József Váradi has voiced his support for a proposed move to establish a bilateral ‘open skies’ agreement between the European Union and India. Read more

>> 3 new companies joined the Sofema Privileged Training Partner (PTP) program
Thai Aviation Industries, AviScout, and Air Albania joined the Sofema Privileged Training Partner (PTP) program. They are now able to enjoy special treatment and multiple benefits that come with their PTP membership. Read more

> SOL Plus members enjoy a permanent low rate for Freedom Pass
With their SOL Plus membership, our clients are able to buy the Sofema Online Freedom pass at a special price and gain access to 300+ aviation online courses, packages & diplomas. Read more 


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