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Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
ATR sees market for STOL version in South Pacific 
Air Tahiti says the short takeoff and landing (STOL) version of the ATR 42-600 will allow it to introduce turboprop service to more islands, and ATR predicts other airlines in the Pacific region will also find the aircraft attractive.
Air Vanuatu Boeing 737-800
South Pacific carriers begin collaboration effort 
Three members of the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA)—Solomon Airlines, Nauru Airlines and Air Vanuatu—have launched a collaboration initiative in areas such as purchasing and safety, as they look for ways to address common business challenges.
Korean Air: Delta’s stake will ‘support our leadership’ 
Delta Air Lines’ move to purchase a stake in Korean Air's parent company is expected to strengthen the control of the Cho family over the company.
Delta deepens Korean Air partnership with equity investment 
Delta Air Lines has acquired a 4.3% equity stake in Hanjin-KAL, Korean Air’s largest shareholder, setting the stage for even closer cooperation between the two joint-venture (JV) partners.
Tan to run PAL as president Bautista retires
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has named Vivienne Tan to take over operational control of the carrier, after the airline’s president Jaime Bautista announced his retirement.
Air New Zealand CEO Luxon announces resignation 
Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon will step down from his role in September, and the carrier has begun a search for his replacement.
Rendering of A321XLR in Qantas livery
PARIS 2019: Qantas orders 36 A321XLRs for LCC Jetstar
Qantas has become the latest airline to order the Airbus A321XLR, with conversions and new orders covering 36 of the new variant.
Jet Airways creditors to begin insolvency proceedings 
After failing to find new investors, the main creditors of India’s Jet Airways said they will begin insolvency proceedings, likely extinguishing any hopes of rescuing the airline.
ST Engineering trials maintenance checks on ANZ aircraft using drones 
Air New Zealand and ST Engineering are conducting trials using drones to inspect aircraft exteriors during scheduled heavy maintenance checks.
Qantas, American to boost transpacific services 
Qantas has confirmed plans to launch two new US routes following the approval of its joint venture with Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines, and more transpacific routes may be added by the partners.
Malaysia Airlines forecasts continued losses in 2019 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) predicts it will have another year of net losses despite improvements in revenue and passenger numbers.
Jet Airways Boeing 737-800
Indian stock exchanges restrict Jet Airways’ share trading
Indian stock exchanges have announced they will restrict trading of Jet Airways’ shares, in another sign that the prospects of resurrecting the grounded airline are increasingly bleak.
Asiana Airlines A350-900
Asiana Airlines eyes A321neos, A350s for fleet modernization
Asiana Airlines intends to add 34 new aircraft to its fleet over the next four years as it phases out many of its oldest models.
Asian airlines in talks on widebody orders 
Korean Air is one of several Asian airlines holding discussions with manufacturers that could result in new widebody aircraft deals.
JAL to operate new widebodies on domestic routes 
Japan Airlines (JAL) is embarking on a new phase of fleet renewal this year as it prepares to introduce Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s on domestic routes.
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