December 08, 2023


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

> LATAM Plans European Debut From Colombia
LATAM Airlines Group is planning to open a new nonstop connection between Bogota and Madrid, marking the carrier’s European debut from Colombia. Read more

> Saudi Arabia contributes $1.5m toward the launch of new regional aviation safety body
A new body to monitor aviation safety in the Middle East and North Africa region was on Wednesday unveiled at an international industry conference being held in Riyadh. Read more

> US wants to require drug testing for foreign aviation-repair stations
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it wants to require aviation repair stations in foreign countries to conduct drug and alcohol testing for employees performing safety-sensitive maintenance functions for U.S. airlines. Read more

> Charles Kingsford Smith’s Southern Cross replica aircraft flies again after 12-year refurbishment
A replica of the Southern Cross, the first plane to fly from the United States to Australia, is officially flying again after more than ten years of delicate repairs and refurbishments. It is the world’s largest exact flying replica of the aircraft and was built in the 1980s to tour the country and give people an insight into a by-gone era of aviation. Read more

> Air France, Etihad, & Lufthansa Adverts Banned In UK For ‘Misleading’ Sustainability Claims
The United Kingdom (UK) Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled against three airlines’ advertisements that were displayed digitally in the country. According to the authority, Air France-KLM, Etihad Airways, and Lufthansa misled consumers about the environmental impact of the three carriers. Read more

> IATA Expects Airlines To Earn Profits Of $25.7 Billion Next Year
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced its projections for the worldwide airline industry in 2024. The group also shared its profitability predictions for this year, and it noted that 2024 will see the industry’s revenues reach record levels. The sector’s profit margins are also set to see slight growth. Read more

> The Flight & Ground Operations Diploma is extended and the price is frozen until 31 December 2023
Sofema Online has extended the Flight & Ground Operations Diploma with the following new training: EASA Regulation 1178/2011 Including EASA Part FCL & Froze the price of €515 until 31 December 2023. Read more

> Aviation Management of Change course is now added to the EASA Part 145 Safety Management System Diploma
Sofema Online (SOL) has extended the EASA Part 145 Safety Management System Diploma with the following new training: Aviation Management of Change for AM, NP’s & Business Area Owners & Froze the price of €605 until 31 December 2023. Read more

> Sofema Aviation Services achieved accredited membership of ARTSA: A milestone in aviation training excellence
In a significant stride towards aviation excellence, Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) is proud to announce our recent accreditation as a Full Member of the Aviation Regulatory Training Standards Association (ARTSA). Read more


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