Adrian Schofield adrian.schofield@aviationweek.com

Adrian Schofield adrian.schofield@aviationweek.com
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Trans-Atlantic Traffic To Benefit From Nav Canada ATM Projects 
The company is looking to establish a new area of controlled airspace off Canada’s northeast coast that will make the transition into North American domestic sectors much more seamless, and is also working on a way to reduce the lateral separation between trans-Atlantic tracks.
Air NZ Expansion Plans Boosted By Strong Earnings 
AUCKLAND - In dramatic contrast to its neighboring Australian airlines, Air New Zealand has the luxury of a record half-year profit to help support an aggressive growth agenda. (Photo: Air New Zealand)
Qantas Measures Include Major Fleet Plan Changes
In addition to thousands of job cuts, Qantas has revealed plans to defer aircraft orders, accelerate fleet retirements, and eliminate some routes as part of major surgery to mitigate spiraling losses.
South African May Look To Virgin To Ensure Sydney Access 
The end of the code share agreement between Qantas and South African Airways (SAA) will likely open the way for SAA to further extend its new relationship with Virgin Australia. (SAA A330-200 photo: Airbus)
Airbus, COMAC Agree On ATM Cooperation 
Airbus and China’s COMAC are the latest aircraft manufacturers to collaborate on air traffic management and sustainable aviation, with senior executives signing an agreement to pursue joint projects.
AirAsia Lays Groundwork For New Japanese LCC 
AirAsia is making progress with its plans to start another low-cost carrier in Japan, with group CEO Tony Fernandes traveling there to advance the project.
Political Maneuvering Continues Over Qantas Aid Issue 
Senior Australian politicians appear increasingly sympathetic to Qantas’ appeals for government help, but it remains unclear what sort of relief will be politically feasible. (Boeing 747-400 photo: Qantas)
Emirates Expands Destinations With Jetstar Codeshare 
Through the Jetstar arrangement, Emirates will add six new destinations to its network, the most notable being Bali in Indonesia, Byron Bay in Australia, Dunedin in New Zealand, and Siem Reap in Cambodia.
Thales Chosen To Upgrade Thailand's ATM System
New system will handle traffic at all major ATM facilities.
Hawaiian Reveals Launch Date, Schedule For New Subsidiary 
Ohana’s debut was delayed for several months because the U.S. federal budget sequester's automatic cuts left FAA without the resources it needed to complete the approval process.
South African Boosts Australian Network With Virgin Deal 
South African Airways (SAA) will improve its access to the Australian market thanks to a new code share with Virgin Australia, although the deal is not reciprocal and Virgin will still link to South Africa via Singapore Airlines.
Losses Loom For Virgin Australia, Qantas 
Virgin Australia has signaled that it will record a substantial loss for the six months through Dec. 31, confirming that upcoming earnings reports for this period will make grim reading for both of Australia’s major carriers.
Thai Government Grants AOC For AirAsia X Affiliate 
It’s another major regulatory milestone AirAsia X’s efforts to set up its first two offshore joint venture affiliates, in Thailand and Indonesia.
Thai Plans July Debut For 787 
The carrier’s initial 787 delivery will replace the Airbus A330 currently used on the Perth route from July 1.
Jetstar Transitions Southeast Asian Routes To 787s 
Jetstar Airways is introducing Boeing 787s on more routes between Australia and Southeast Asia leisure destinations as it begins the process of phasing out its Airbus A330 fleet. (787-8 photo: Boeing)
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