Adrian Schofield

Adrian Schofield
Senior Air Transport Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Adrian is a Senior Air Transport Editor, based in New Zealand. He covers commercial aviation in Australasia and Japan, leads Aviation Week’s coverage of air traffic management and heads Aviation Week’s high-profile Top Performing Airlines.
 
Adrian was based in the Washington bureau for eight years, writing for a range of Aviation Week publications. He won the breaking news category in the 2008 Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards.
 
Prior to joining Aviation Week in 2002, Adrian covered aviation industry and policy issues for two other publishing companies in Washington. He has also worked for newspapers in Texas and New Zealand, covering a wide range of topics. Adrian graduated from Auckland University with a degree in history and English.

Articles
Qantas Defers First Airbus A320neo Deliveries 
The aircraft are intended for Qantas subsidiary Jetstar and its overseas affiliates.
Air New Zealand Ordering More Boeing 787-9s 
Air New Zealand is under intense pressure from new competitors this year, but expects to increase its long-term planned capacity growth.
Currency Weakness Hits AirAsia X Profits
AAX achieved a net profit of 230.5 million for full-year 2016, its first annual profit as a publicly-listed company. The carrier recorded a loss of 349.6 million ringgit in 2015.
Virgin Australia Postpones 737 MAX Deliveries
Virgin Australia has elected to defer its Boeing 737 MAX orders for one year as it confronts weaker demand in the Australian domestic market.
ANA’s Hirako Replacing Shinobe As CEO 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is preparing for a change in its leadership ranks, with Osamu Shinobe stepping down as president and CEO.
After Acquisition, Virgin America Trims Dallas Flights 
Virgin America is reducing its flights at Dallas Love Field, although the carrier will still use its two gates at the airport and may resume growth later.
Qantas Partners With Streaming Content Providers 
Qantas has revealed more details about its plan to offer streaming entertainment via onboard Wi-Fi, with the product expected to debut soon.
Vietjet Doubles Profit Before Market Listing 
Vietjet reported a strong increase in profits as it prepares for its first public share listing later this month.
Qatar Airways Targets Australasian Growth 
The airline is looking to expand its South Pacific network, spurred by forthcoming bilateral talks.
Korean Air Prepares For First 787, C Series Deliveries 
Korean Air is preparing for a busy year of aircraft deliveries, with plans to begin receiving Boeing 787-9s and Bombardier CS300s.
Hawaiian Pilots To Vote On Tentative Deal 
Hawaiian Airlines has reached a tentative contract deal with its pilots’ union, almost two years after talks began.
Alaska Air Weighs Future Of Airbus Fleet  5
Following the acquisition of Virgin America, Alaska Air Group is facing decisions about what to do with its A320 fleet and orders.
SIA To Order First 777-9s, Additional 787-10s 
Singapore Airlines has significantly boosted its widebody aircraft order book after announcing a new deal with Boeing covering up to 51 aircraft.
A321neo type certification testing.
Alaska Looking To Reduce A321neo Commitments 
Alaska Air Group is in talks to reduce the number of Airbus A321neos it is due to receive following its acquisition of Virgin America, although longer-term fleet decisions are yet to be revealed.
Thai Airways Names Acting President 
Thai Airways has appointed senior executive Usanee Sangsingkeo as its acting president while it completes a recruitment process for the role.
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