February 09, 2024


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

>> British Airways Flight Delayed After Italian Aviation Officials Discover Some of the Seat Cushions Were Too Thick… No, Really
A British Airways flight from Milan to London Heathrow was delayed for more than an hour on Monday after a surprise inspection by Italian aviation officials revealed that the roughly five-year-old Airbus A320neo aircraft had the wrong type of seat cushions. Read more

>> Boeing Will Not Have Commercial Aircraft On Static Display At Singapore Airshow
Those attending this year’s Singapore Airshow who were looking forward to seeing the traditional high-performance take-off performed by a Boeing airliner will be disappointed. The plane manufacturer has announced that it will not send any commercial airliners to the bi-annual airshow, which is scheduled to begin on February 20th. Read more

>> Airline starts weighing passengers at the gate
We all know what it’s like to have our baggage weighed at an airport check-in. Most of us are also familiar with the “crouch of shame” – the position adopted when rummaging through a bag to remove something heavy, when you’ve been informed your bag is just ounces overweight. Read more

>> Central Asian Expansion: Qatar Airways Adds Tashkent To Its Summer Schedule
Qatar Airways has announced the addition of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan; the route was initially set to debut on January 17th, 2022, but has now been added to its summer 2024 schedule. The flight will operate on a four-times-weekly basis as QR377 and will be flown by Qatar’s Airbus A320s, departing Doha at 19:50 and arriving in Tashkent at 01:20. The flight will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The return leg, QR378, will depart from the Uzbek capital at 03:20 and arrive in Doha at 05:20 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Read more

>> Gama Aviation To Acquire UK’s Specialist Aviation Services
Gama Aviation has agreed to buy UK-based special mission helicopter business Specialist Aviation Services for £280,000 (about $353,000) as part of a pre-pack acquisition from its appointed administrators. Read more

>> Wizz Air improves CDP environmental impact ranking
European ultra-low cost carrier Wizz Air has received the “B” score in the 2023 climate and environmental impact ranking by the global environmental disclosure non-profit organization CDP. The result shows a two-band improvement from Wizz Air’s 2022 score (“D”). Read more

>> Strong start to 2024 for Airbus with 30 deliveries
Airbus has started 2024 with a bang delivering 30 aircraft to 18 customers around the world in the first month of the year. Deliveries included 28 single-aisle airlines made up of 2 A220-300, 13 A320neo and 13 A321neo airliners to customers including easyJet and Wizz Air. Read more

>> Sofema provides General Introduction to Sofema Online Learning Path Diploma Programs
Sofema Online considers in detail the multi-disciplinary Learning Path Diploma Program. Read more

>> The Continuous Airworthiness Management training was completed by delegates from Air Atlanta Icelandic
Sofema Aviation Services is pleased to share that delegates from Air Atlanta Icelandic completed the Continuous Airworthiness Management for Airworthiness Review Staff ​Essentials
(​Large AC) course. Read more


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