Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Korean Air Boeing 737-800
Korean Air to phase out older Boeing 737s, 747s and 777s 
Korean Air plans to phase out more of its older passenger and cargo aircraft this year as it upgrades its fleet with several widebody and narrowbody deliveries.
The departure lobby at Terminal 2 of Incheon International Airport
Incheon’s new terminal to improve Korean Air connections 
The opening of a new terminal complex at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport is expected to dramatically improve Korean Air’s connections with prospective partner Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and other SkyTeam members.
Hawaiian Airlines A330-200
Hawaiian Airlines, Jetstar ink interline agreement 
Hawaiian Airlines expects to gain more feeder traffic in Japan and New Zealand as a result of a new interline deal with the Jetstar LCC group.
AirAsia A320neo
AirAsia Group took delivery of 22 aircraft in 2017
AirAsia achieved its goal of adding 22 more aircraft to its fleet by Dec. 31, 2017 as the multinational LCC group ramps up its growth.
AirAsia India A320
AirAsia to launch IPO for Indian franchise 
The AirAsia Group plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) for shares in its Indian joint venture, part of the parent group’s efforts to seek new investors and monetize its holdings in various units.
Rendering of Garuda 737 MAX
Garuda Indonesia defers next 737-8 deliveries to 2020 
Garuda Indonesia has achieved its aim of deferring the arrival of its remaining Boeing 737 MAX orders, with the next deliveries now scheduled for 2020.
Malaysia Airlines A330-300
Malaysia Airlines resumes Brisbane service 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is strengthening its Australian network with the resumption of service to Brisbane, reflecting an improvement in the market in 2017.
AAPA: Asia-Pacific carriers see strong international demand 
Asia-Pacific airlines continue to see healthy growth in passenger demand, and an even stronger uptick in cargo demand.
Korean Air CS300
Korean Air to deploy first CS300 on domestic network 
Korean Air has taken delivery of its first Bombardier CS300, which is scheduled to be deployed on the Seoul-based carrier’s domestic network Jan. 16.
2018 commercial aviation industry market forecast 
The global airline industry continues to prove it can deliver profits year after year.
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.
Blogs & Commentary
Jan 19, 2018

Emirates to the A380 rescue

With an MOU for up to 36 new A380s, Emirates is assuring that production of the ultra-large widebody will continue for another 10 years. Was it gallantry or pressure that led to this outcome?...More
Jan 12, 2018

All that glitters…

European airlines are turning in some glittering passenger growth stories, fuelling the misconception that aviation is a gold mine, when in reality each passenger is flying for less....More
Jan 2, 2018

Media reaction to ‘safest year’ for airlines is telling

Two reports issued at the start of the year hail good news for the air traveling public: 2017 was the safest year in history with no fatalities occurring on large commercial jets....More
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