Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Report: Dunkerley a top choice as Virgin Australia CEO
Former Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley is reportedly a leading contender to take over the reins of the Virgin Australia Group after long-time CEO John Borghetti steps down.
Rendering of A330-900 in AirAsia X livery
AirAsia X may change A330neo order to A321LRs
AirAsia X is still considering whether to switch a tentative order for 34 Airbus A330neos to the longer-range (LR) version of the A321neo.
Air New Zealand engineers vote to strike Dec. 21
Air New Zealand engineers have scheduled a strike Dec. 21 that threatens to disrupt travel plans of nearly 42,000 customers on one of the airline’s busiest travel days, although further negotiations are planned in an effort to resolve the contract dispute.
Hawaiian Airlines A321neo
Hawaiian Airlines lowers 4Q revenue, cost guidance
Hawaiian Airlines has adjusted its fourth-quarter (4Q) guidance, reflecting slightly weaker unit revenue and lower costs. The airline now expects 4Q unit revenue will be down 3%-5% year-over-year.
Rendering of A321neo in Cebu Pacific livery
Cebu Pacific: First A321neo to arrive in January 2019
Philippine LCC Cebu Pacific Air has confirmed its first Airbus A321neo is scheduled to arrive in January, to be followed by more new-generation Airbus narrowbody aircraft in 2019.
Airservices Australia introduces new ATM voice system
Airservices Australia has switched to a new voice communication system at three facilities, a move the air navigation services provider (ANSP) called a milestone in its effort to modernize the country’s air traffic management (ATM) system.
JAL plans more codeshare routes with Alaska
Japan Airlines (JAL) is broadening its US network with new codeshare destinations via Seattle through an expanded partnership with Alaska Airlines.
Air New Zealand on cost-saving drive
Air New Zealand is undertaking significant cost-cutting efforts in response to higher fuel prices. The carrier has identified about NZ$30 million ($20.6 million) in costs that can be removed before July 1, CEO Christopher Luxon told employees in a memo the week of Nov. 26.
AirAsia A320neo
AirAsia Group 3Q net profit nearly doubles on one-off items
The AirAsia Group saw its net profit nearly double in the third quarter thanks to one-off items, but operating profit dropped significantly mainly because of rising fuel costs.
Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 PK-LQP
Lion Air Boeing MAX crash report details auto-trim issues 
The preliminary report into the Oct. 29 of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash confirms that the pilots struggled with the automatic trim as it responded to faulty inputs, although they appear not to have activated the cut-out switch for this system.
ANA A380 special livery
ANA to use A380s on Honolulu routes; first services begin in May 2019
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has revealed new details of its plans for its initial Airbus A380s, which will replace other aircraft types on existing Honolulu routes in stages from May 2019.
ANA Boeing 787-8
ANA to open new Haneda satellite terminal Dec. 10
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is scheduled to begin using a new satellite terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from Dec. 10.
Rendering of 737 MAX in Jeju Air livery
Korea’s Jeju Air to order up to 737 Boeing MAX aircraft
South Korean LCC Jeju Air has confirmed plans to order up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, as it looks to upgauge some routes and expand its network range.
Air New Zealand A321neo
Air New Zealand set to launch A321neo Australian service
The debut of Air New Zealand’s first Airbus A321neo will mark the start of a major upgrade of the airline’s international short-haul fleet, helping it confront a new phase of fierce competition in the Australia-New Zealand market.
Vietnam Airlines A321neo
Vietnam Airlines receives first A321neo; to enter service Dec. 1
Vietnam Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo Nov. 15, about two months later than anticipated.
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