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Adrian Schofield

Aviation Week
FAA downgrade ends American codeshare on Malaysia Airlines flights
The FAA’s recent downgrade of Malaysian aviation authorities’ air safety rating has disrupted the codesharing relationship between oneworld alliance partners American Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.
Garuda Indonesia Airbus A330neo
Reports: Garuda’s chief executive to be dismissed
Garuda Indonesia’s top executive appears set to lose his job after allegations linking him to the smuggling of motorbike parts on an aircraft delivery flight.
Cathay Pacific Airways A350-1000
Cathay Pacific plans to reduce more services in 2020 
Cathay Pacific Airways plans to make further cuts in capacity next year as it continues to grapple with a demand slowdown prompted by Hong Kong’s civil unrest.
AAPA head: Restoring Malaysia’s FAA safety rating could take years 
Malaysia faces a multiyear process to address the FAA’s concerns and restore the country’s safety rating, according to the head of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
AAPA DG: Asian airlines to see more earnings pressure in 2020
Asian airlines are taking a cautious approach to planning for 2020 as pressure on earnings increases, according to the region’s major industry group.
JAL Boeing 767-300
JAL boosts stake in Jetstar Japan to 50%
Japan Airlines (JAL) has increased its stake in joint venture LCC Jetstar Japan, making it the dominant partner in the carrier.
ANA, JAL identify routes served by new Haneda slots
Japan’s major airlines have revealed how they will use their new slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, with a mix of new destinations, additional frequencies, and flights switched from Tokyo Narita Airport.
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9
Air New Zealand suspends more flights as Trent engine issues continue 
Continuing problems with the Rolls-Royce engines on its Boeing 787s are forcing Air New Zealand to suspend some flights as its peak season approaches.
Qantas Boeing 787-9
Qantas completes nonstop London-Sydney 787-9 trial flight
Qantas has completed the second of its three planned ultra-long-haul trials by operating a non-scheduled flight from London to Sydney in 19 hr. 19 min.
Jetstar Boeing 787-8
Jetstar pilots seek approval to take strike ballot
A union representing Jetstar pilots is asking regulators for permission to ballot its members to gain approval for strike action.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900
Cathay Pacific adjusts fleet plan on sharp demand drop 
The Cathay Pacific Group will defer some aircraft deliveries and accelerate the retirement of others as it responds to a sharp drop in demand caused by the civil unrest in Hong Kong.
AirAsia X Thailand A330neo
AirAsia X widens net loss in 3Q; tightens fleet growth, capacity 
AirAsia X remained firmly in the red for the 2019 third quarter, as the carrier addresses tough market conditions by keeping its fleet growth in check.
Asiana Airlines A350-900
Korean consortium selected as Asiana Airlines’ preferred bidder
A consortium including Korea’s Hyundai Development Co. has been named as the preferred bidder to take control of Asiana Airlines.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800
Malaysia works to regain FAA safety rating 
Malaysia’s aviation authorities are preparing to take steps needed to convince the US FAA to restore Malaysia’s aviation safety rating.
Qantas Boeing 787-9
Qantas Group aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050 
Qantas has set ambitious new emission reduction targets and several other measures as it looks to ramp up its sustainability efforts.
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Dec 6, 2019

Next-generation bundling: Emissions offsets included

In the face of mounting social pressure, European airlines are upping their environmental game. Are emission offsets about to follow the path of WiFi and online-purchase delivery fees, where they become bundled into the basic price?...More
Nov 14, 2019

Wizz CEO’s attack on premium cabins is a sustainability red herring

The CEO and co-founder of Budapest LCC Wizz Air has issued a statement calling for all airlines to ban premium cabins on flights of less than five hours....More
Nov 4, 2019

Korean goes K-pop in its safety video

Korean Air has just released details of its new safety video and it is certainly different; it’s a music video featuring K-pop band SuperM, which created a song for this purpose....More

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