Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
Air New Zealand Airbus A320
Air New Zealand inks autonomous air taxi partnership
Air New Zealand aims to help develop the autonomous air taxi concept by partnering with Zephyr Airworks—a company testing such an aircraft in New Zealand.
AirAsia India A320
AirAsia India names Tata Group executive as CEO
AirAsia India has named a senior executive from part-owner Tata Group as the new CEO of the LCC joint venture.
Vietnam LCC VietJet boosts Japan services
VietJet Air is increasing its presence in Japan as the Vietnamese LCC plans to launch three new routes over the next three months.
Asiana Airlines A380
Asiana Airlines, pilots agree to new labor deal
Asiana Airlines has reached a new wage agreement with pilots, represented by the Asiana Pilot Union, after a relatively smooth negotiation.
Air New Zealand, SIA partnership approved for 5 more years
Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have been granted regulatory approval to continue their joint venture partnership for another five years, and the pair are preparing to introduce more combined services.
Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-800F
Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines resumes European services
Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) is resuming flights to Europe, as it gradually restores services following its grounding earlier this year.
TransNusa ATR 72-600
Indonesia’s TransNusa ends Fokker phase-out; eyes more ATRs
Indonesian regional carrier TransNusa Airlines has completed the phaseout of Fokker aircraft from its operational fleet and is preparing to receive more ATR turboprops.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad continues transformation under new CEO 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s newest leader navigates the company to a stronger footing
Air Niugini Boeing 737 crashes into lagoon after runway undershoot
An Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 crashed into a lagoon on Sept. 28 when attempting to land at Chuuk Island in the Federated States of Micronesia, with all passengers and crew evacuated safely.
Qantas Airbus A380
Qantas picks Wellcamp Airport as first pilot academy site
Qantas has revealed the first location for its proposed pilot training academy and has selected L3 Commercial Aviation as the site’s training provider.
Air New Zealand schedules A321neo service to start in November
Air New Zealand has revealed plans to begin operating its first two Airbus A321neos on short-haul international routes in November.
AAPA: Asia-Pacific passenger traffic up 8.2% for August
Asia-Pacific passenger demand is continuing to expand steadily, although the year-on-year growth in cargo demand is beginning to ease, the region’s major airline group said.
Cathay Pacific, Qantas codeshare to boost networks 
Australia’s Qantas and Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways have reached a deal to codeshare on selected routes, which will boost Cathay’s domestic Australian access and add new Asian destinations to the Qantas network.
Thai Airways Airbus A350-900
Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans
Thai Airways is assessing whether it needs to adjust its fleet upgrade plans, with the latest review expected to be completed by year-end.
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9
Air New Zealand cuts 787s flights as Trent engine checks continue 
Air New Zealand is suspending two routes from its international network partly because of aircraft shortages caused by ongoing Boeing 787 engine issues.
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