Adrian Schofield

Adrian
Schofield
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Rendering of A321neo in Cebu Pacific livery
Cebu Pacific set to receive first A321neo
Philippine LCC Cebu Pacific is expected to receive its first Airbus A321neo soon, and under a revised delivery timetable another five are scheduled to arrive this year.
Jet Airways A330-200
Jet Airways continues talks with lenders, investors on bailout plan
India’s Jet Airways appears to be closer to gaining the bailout funding it needs to ensure survival, although some important details still need to be resolved in talks between the major lenders and investors.
ANA trials autonomous bus system at Haneda
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is conducting further trials of an autonomous, “driverless” bus at Tokyo Haneda Airport, and could introduce the system operationally by next year.
Cathay Pacific A350-1000
Cathay Pacific’s December load factors slip despite healthy demand
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways reported a decrease in load factor for both passenger and cargo for December 2018, although the carrier said demand was healthy.
Air India Boeing 787-8
Report: India foresees 20-year rapid growth of traffic, airports 
A new strategy document outlines rapid growth projections and ambitious goals for India’s civil aviation industry over the next 20 years, as well as challenges and recommended steps.
Philippine Airlines A320
PAL strengthens international network with new flights
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is launching three international routes and increasing frequency on others in summer 2019, as the airline looks to boost the role of Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as a hub between North America and Asia.
Indonesian Navy divers recover CVR from crashed Lion Air 737 MAX
Indonesian Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from Lion Air flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed into the sea Oct. 29, 2018.
SriLankan Airbus A320neo
Government committee to decide future of SriLankan Airlines
The Sri Lanka government has appointed a committee to recommend how to restructure SriLankan Airlines, in the latest attempt to revise the strategy of the financially troubled carrier.
Jet Airways Boeing 737-800
India’s Jet Airways seeks capital injection, defaults on loan payment
India’s Jet Airways continues to seek fresh capital to secure its future after the carrier defaulted on a debt payment.
Vietnam Airlines A350
Vietnam Airlines Group maintains profitability in 2018
Vietnam Airlines Group kept profits stable in 2018 despite higher fuel costs, and the carrier plans to take delivery of more new-generation widebody and narrowbody aircraft in 2019.
AirAsia A320
Fernandes: AirAsia to take three-year hiatus on JV launches
AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes has confirmed the carrier is not looking to launch any more overseas joint ventures (JVs) in the immediate future, aside from its planned affiliate in Vietnam.
Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800
Virgin Australia to launch service to Bali 
Virgin Australia is introducing a route from Darwin International Airport to Bali, Indonesia, boosting international links to the northern Australian gateway.
Rendering of E190-E2 in Air Kiribati livery
Air Kiribati to boost fleet, connectivity with Embraer E-Jets order 
The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has ordered two Embraer E190-E2s, which will be used to expand the capabilities of flag carrier Air Kiribati.
Peach Aviation A320
Peach Aviation to take over Vanilla Air’s routes in 2019 
Japanese LCC Peach Aviation will prepare for its merger with sister carrier Vanilla Air by taking over Vanilla’s routes next year.
Hawaiian Airlines A321neo
CEO: Hawaiian Airlines’ fleet transition plan ‘well underway’ 
Hawaiian Airlines said its fleet refresh is making good progress despite Airbus A321neo delivery delays earlier this year, and the carrier is already looking to the next stage when its Boeing 787 deliveries begin in 2021.
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