Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week


AirAsia A320
AirAsia Group names new Malaysian CEO, reshuffles execs 
The AirAsia Group has undergone a major reshuffling of its senior executive ranks, including the appointment of a new leader for its core Malaysian operation.
Hi Fly Airbus A330-200
Air New Zealand replaces grounded 787s with leased Hi Fly A330s 
Air New Zealand has secured aircraft on short-term leases to cover for Boeing 787s grounded because of engine issues and reduced some operating parameters for the rest of its 787 fleet.
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9
Air New Zealand Trent engine damaged by loose engine part 
New information indicates there was significant damage to a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine on an Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 that recently was forced to turn back soon after takeoff.
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9
Air New Zealand grounds four Boeing 787-9s on engine issues 
Air New Zealand is facing significant disruption in its international network because of problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Boeing 787-9 fleet.
Australasian hubs primed for growth, Airbus says
Airbus expects strong traffic growth in the South Pacific market will continue over the next 20 years, increasing the number of Australasian hubs ranked in the largest global categories.
Airlines ask Malaysia to drop proposed advanced screening fees 
Airline industry groups are urging the Malaysian government not to adopt proposals to charge passengers to cover the cost of advance security screening.
Qantas Boeing 787-9
Qantas to trial first biofuel flight to US in 2018 
Qantas plans to operate its first biofuel trial flight between the US and Australia next year, and the carrier is also supporting the development of biofuel production in Australia.
Hawaiian’s Dunkerley, Ingram stress continuity in leadership changeover 
Although Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley is leaving the carrier in March, there is unlikely to be any change in strategy or direction when airline veteran Peter Ingram takes over.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300
Cathay Pacific to introduce Wi-Fi on A330s, 777s
Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to unveil an extensive onboard Wi-Fi deployment plan, as it looks to introduce the service across its widebody fleet.
Korean Air A330-300
Korean Air forecasts demand to rebound in China 
Korean Air expects to see demand on its China routes start to rebound in the fourth quarter, following a thaw in the political tensions that have severely dented traffic flows between the two countries.
Samoa Airways Boeing 737-800
Samoan government says state airline must be self-sufficient 
The government of Samoa said the South Pacific country’s state-owned airline must remain financially self-sufficient, as it relaunches international services.
Air New Zealand deploys cargo tracking devices 
Air New Zealand is rolling out Bluetooth tracking devices across its cargo network, and the carrier predicts this will make it easier to track and analyze shipment movements.
Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER
Virgin Australia eyes more Asian services in 2018 
Virgin Australia intends to start operating at least one new Asian route next year, as the carrier continues to seek access to slot-constrained airports.
Singapore Airlines A350-900
Singapore Airlines increases profit as yield stabilizes 
Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) profitability has improved dramatically, and the carrier sees welcoming signs of yield headaches potentially easing.
Rendering of A350-900 and -1000 in Japan Airlines’ livery
Japan Airlines to decide on future widebody orders 
Japan Airlines (JAL) intends to order more widebody aircraft to meet its growth objectives, although a decision about which type could be some way off.