Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Rendering of A321neo in Hawaiian Airlines’ livery
Hawaiian Airlines on track for first two A321neo deliveries
Hawaiian Airlines remains on track to receive the first of its Airbus A321neos in October, following delivery delays that have also affected other neo customers.
Malaysia Airlines A330-300
Malaysia Airlines closes in on A330 lease deal
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is moving closer to a lease deal for used Airbus A330s that will allow the carrier to upgauge narrowbody aircraft routes in high-demand, international markets.
Airlines want closer collaboration on PED security measures
IATA is calling for governments to work more closely with industry regarding extra security measures for electronic devices carried onboard aircraft.
Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
Japan Airlines eyes dramatic growth in 2020
Japan Airlines (JAL) will keep its growth to a steady rate over the next few years, but will likely see a more dramatic increase in 2020, chairman Masaru Onishi said.
Singapore Airlines A380
Asia-Pacific profits to remain stable this year
Despite earnings pressure on many Asia-Pacific region airlines in 2017, the annual collective profit for this region is likely to be similar to 2016’s, according to a prominent industry leader.
Cebu Pacific A330-300
Cebu Pacific suspends three long-haul routes 
Philippine low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific is withdrawing almost all of its Middle East flights because of rising competition on these routes, the carrier said.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300
Cathay Pacific to cut 600 jobs 
Cathay Pacific has followed through on its plan to slash management staff by announcing it will cut about 600 staff positions at its headquarters.
Hong Kong Express A320
A320neo delays disrupt Hong Kong Express fleet replacement plans 
HNA Group subsidiary Hong Kong Express (HK Express) aims to upgauge its fleet through new deliveries of Airbus narrowbody aircraft, although its plans have been disrupted by production problems.
SpiceJet Boeing 737-800
SpiceJet weighs economics of widebody aircraft 
India’s SpiceJet is still weighing whether to become the latest low-cost carrier to enter the long-haul market with widebody aircraft, an airline executive said.
Qantas Boeing 737-800
Qantas forecasts strong fiscal year profit 
Australian flag carrier Qantas is forecasting another strong profit for its fiscal year through June 30, as international market conditions faced by the carrier improve.
Garuda Indonesia A330-200
Garuda Indonesia to keep fleet size stable through 2017 
Garuda Indonesia expects its aircraft fleet total to remain relatively stable through the remainder of this year, with new deliveries largely offset by retirements and lease returns.
Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
Japan Airlines forecasts further profit decline 
Japan Airlines (JAL) reported a net profit of ¥164.1 billion ($1.5 billion) for fiscal 2016 through March 31, down 6% compared to net profit of ¥174.4 billion in the previous year.
ANA Boeing 787-9
ANA eyes strong profit, fleet growth targets 
All Nippon Airways Holdings (ANA) reported a ¥98.8 billion ($889 million) net profit for fiscal 2016, up 26.4% from net profit of ¥78.1 billion in the previous year.
Vietjet Airbus A321
Vietjet posts nearly 7% profit in 1Q 
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet has taken the first step toward meeting its ambitious 2017 financial goals by posting a 6.8% profit improvement for the first quarter.
Boeing bullish on 737 MAX for Asian LCC market 
Boeing is confident its 737 MAX family will have further sales success with low-cost carrier (LCCs) in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly versions with higher capacity and density.
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Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban

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Qatar's unsolicited, unexpected and unwelcome bid for American

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Cuba: You need passengers, not just planes!

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