Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week


Qantas, SITA trial facial recognition system at Brisbane Airport 
Qantas and aviation IT provider SITA are trialing a new biometric identification system at Brisbane Airport that will allow passengers to store their passport details on smartphones.
Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340-300
Air Tahiti Nui debuts 787; begins A340 phaseout
Air Tahiti Nui has taken the first step in its planned widebody fleet transition with the commercial debut of its first Boeing 787-9, which was delivered in early October.
Virgin Australia on track for 2019 737 MAX delivery
Virgin Australia is on track to receive its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in November 2019 and is not considering further delays to the delivery date. In early 2017 the airline postponed the MAX deliveries, which were originally scheduled to begin in September or October of this year.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300
Hong Kong begins compliance investigation after Cathay Pacific data breach 
Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner is launching an investigation of Cathay Pacific because of a recent high-profile data security breach that affected millions of customers.
ANA Boeing 787-9
ANA 1H net income down 38% on rising costs, natural disasters
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Holdings (ANA) reported a 2018 first-half net profit of ¥73.7 billion ($651 million), down 38% compared to net profit of ¥118.3 million in the 2017 1H, although the prior-year profit was boosted by extraordinary income as Peach Aviation became a consolidated subsidiary.
An Indonesian red cross member stands in front of recovered personal items
Details emerge on problems with previous Lion Air 737 MAX flight 
More details are emerging about problems with the previous day’s flight of the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed into the Java sea Oct. 29, according to wire reports.
ATR sees South Korea turboprop sales potential
European aircraft manufacturer ATR is confident there are market opportunities for turboprops in South Korea, even though such aircraft have yet to gain a foothold there.
Buranasiri named CEO of AirAsia X Group
AirAsia X has named Nadda Buranasiri, the head of its Thai affiliate, as the new group CEO.
A forensic investigator looks through the remains of Lion Air flight JT610
Divers recover flight recorder from Lion Air 737 MAX crash
Divers appear to have located and retrieved the flight data recorder (FDR) from Lion Air flight JT610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, which crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29.
Korean Air Boeing 737-900
Korean Air adds new routes, frequencies for winter season
Korean Air is boosting its network for the winter season with new routes and additional frequencies, although it will also suspend or merge some routes.
Search teams may have located fuselage from crashed Lion Air 737-8
Indonesian officials appear confident the location of the main part of the fuselage from the Oct. 29 Lion Air flight JT610 crash has been found, as the search for wreckage continued for a third day on Oct. 31.
Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8
Official: Previous unreliable airspeed readings on Lion Air 737 MAX 8 
An Indonesian safety official has confirmed the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed Oct. 29 had unreliable airspeed readings on its previous flight.
Answers sought to cause of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crash
A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, with no reports of survivors.
DEVELOPING STORY: Officials confirm Lion Air 737 MAX crash near Jakarta
A Lion Air Boeing 737-8 has crashed into the sea soon after takeoff from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, with no reports of survivors, marking the first loss of a Boeing 737-MAX family aircraft.
Japan Airlines Boeing 787-9
JAL’s A350s, 787s to fly domestic services in 2019 
Japan Airlines (JAL) is preparing to introduce Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s on domestic routes next year and is looking to replace its Boeing 767 fleet.
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