Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
ANA Boeing 767-300
Japanese carriers may see healthier profits 
Japan’s two major airlines expect to remain strongly profitable as they enter a new fiscal year, although while All Nippon Airways (ANA) predicts a gain for the period, Japan Airlines (JAL) is forecasting a slight drop in net income.
AirAsia X A330-300
AirAsia X Targets Hawaii, Europe flights by year end 
Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia X is following through on its previous signals that Hawaii and Europe routes will be added to its network as part of its new business plan.
Australian airlines agree to change cockpit policies 
At the instigation of the government, Australian airlines are changing their rules to ensure two crew members are in the cockpit at all times for most commercial flights.
Jetstar A320
Qantas gains contract approval from Jetstar labor groups 
Two more employee units of Qantas subsidiary Jetstar have accepted new contract deals, as the Qantas Group attempts to impose new working conditions and an 18-month pay freeze on all its workers.
Qantas A380
Competition watchdog opposes Qantas-China Eastern deal 
Australian regulators have signaled they will not approve plans for Qantas and China Eastern to form a closer partnership, likely derailing the airlines’ strategy to strengthen their positions in the Australia-China market.
Air New Zealand 787-9
Air New Zealand, Air China outline partnership proposal 
Air New Zealand and Air China have confirmed plans for an expanded partnership on flights between the countries.
Cathay Pacific Airways A330-300
Cathay urges no extra fees for new runway 
Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways executives stress that while a new runway is vital for Hong Kong International Airport, raising user fees to pay for construction could be detrimental to the airport’s competitiveness versus other hubs.
Peach Aviation A320
Peach Aviation to open Sendai hub in growing network 
Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach Aviation has unveiled plans to open a new base in Sendai, just a month after revealing its intention to add a hub at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.
IATA urges greater safety focus in Indonesia 
Improving its safety record must be the top priority for the Indonesian aviation industry, according to IATA.
Cebu Pacific A330-300
Cebu Pacific completes A330 long-haul fleet 
Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air is taking delivery of its sixth Airbus A330-300 this week, completing current orders for the widebody aircraft type it is using to expand its long-haul network.
Malaysia Airlines aircraft at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
MH370 report highlights battery-replacement lapse 
A report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has revealed the locator-beacon battery in the flight data recorder (FDR) had passed its expiration date, an oversight that later triggered a fleet-wide check by the airline.
AirAsia X Indonesia
Indonesia AirAsia X wins approval for Australia service 
The new AirAsia X franchise in Indonesia has gained permission to operate to Australia, with safety regulators granting clearance more than two months after services were scheduled to begin.
Peach Aviation A320
Peach Aviation plans expansion for Okinawa hub 
Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach Aviation is continuing its home-market growth by boosting services at its secondary hub in Naha, Okinawa.
Virgin Australia Airbus A330-200
Virgin Australia broadens role of A330 fleet 
Virgin Australia is deploying Airbus A330s on an international route for the first time, and introducing the aircraft on its busiest routes in Australia’s east coast corridor.
Air Tahiti Nui agrees to order Boeing 787s 
Air Tahiti Nui (ATN), the major carrier of French Polynesia, has decided to order four Boeing 787-9 aircraft to replace its fleet of Airbus A340-300s.

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