Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week


Garuda seeks to cancel MAX order, may switch type 
Garuda Indonesia has informed Boeing it wants to cancel its order for 49 737 MAX aircraft, and is considering seeking a deal for Boeing widebody aircraft instead.
PAL delays launch of New Delhi route
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is postponing the launch of its planned Manila-New Delhi route because political tensions between India and Pakistan have reduced demand.
Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 PK-LQP
Lion Air CVR report of MAX crash details crew response
The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from the Lion Air JT610 crash—a Boeing 737 MAX 8—reportedly reveals more detail about how the crew attempted to solve the aircraft’s repeated descents.
Renderings of A350-900 and -1000 aircraft in Starlux livery
Taiwanese startup Starlux Airlines firms A350 commitment
Taiwan’s Starlux Airlines has confirmed an order for 17 Airbus A350-family aircraft, as the startup carrier prepares to begin operations next year.
Jet Airways Boeing 737-800
India’s government steps in to review Jet Airways
India’s government is applying closer scrutiny to Jet Airways, as the Mumbai-based grounds more fleet on lease payment defaults, resulting in more flight cancellations.
Jet Airways grounds more aircraft as restructuring talks continue
India’s Jet Airways has grounded more aircraft because of lease payment defaults, as the carrier remains in financial limbo awaiting a restructuring deal.
Asia-Pacific carriers scramble to replace grounded MAXs
The global grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is causing major operational headaches for many Asia-Pacific airlines, as they scramble to adjust their schedules to replace MAXs.
Cathay Pacific A350-900
Cathay Pacific swings to profit in 2018 on transformation plan
Cathay Pacific has produced a dramatic turnaround in its financial results for 2018, providing the strongest evidence yet that its transformation plan is paying off.
Malaysia Airlines A350-900
Government to work on business strategy for Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia’s Prime Minister said a range of government actions will be considered for Malaysia Airlines Bhd. (MAB), as the airline continues to work on a revised business strategy to address its latest financial challenges.
China, Indonesia among those grounding Boeing MAX 8s
China, Indonesia, Ethiopian Airlines and Cayman Airways have temporarily grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 following a second crash of the type in less than six months.
China, Indonesia among those grounding Boeing MAX 8
China, Indonesia, Ethiopian Airlines and Cayman Airways have grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 until more is known about the March 10 Ethiopian fatal crash in Addis Ababa—the second fatal accident involving the aircraft type in less than five months.
Airlines voice growing concern about MRO consolidation
The growing concern among airlines about vertical consolidation in the MRO industry is likely to spur a reaction from carriers, and may even prompt smaller airlines to cooperate more to establish MRO networks, a veteran industry executive predicts.
Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8
JAL names new LCC Zipair; plans two international routes 
Japan Airlines (JAL) has officially established its new medium- to long-haul LCC and has also revealed the first international routes it will launch in 2020.
India’s MRO industry needs tax reform to stimulate growth
Addressing the tax incentive structure is a major challenge for India if it is too meet its goal of stimulating the MRO sector, according to an industry observer.
Novoair ATR 72-500
Novoair eyes turboprops, narrowbodies to boost fleet
Bangladesh carrier Novoair is considering expanding its fleet and range by adding narrowbody jet aircraft to the turboprops it currently operates.
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