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.

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Asia-Pacific Market Still Vital For A380s, Airbus Says 
Europe-Asia flows are particularly important for future orders of very large aircraft (VLA), including the A380, said Andrew Gordon, Airbus director of strategic marketing and analysis.
Asia-Pacific Market Still Vital For A380s, Airbus Says 
Europe-Asia flows are particularly important for future orders of very large aircraft (VLA), including the A380, said Andrew Gordon, Airbus director of strategic marketing and analysis.
MAS Fleet Plans Still Under Review, CEO Mueller Stresses 
Mueller officially took over his new role on May 1, and has immediately been forced to address media reports that the airline plans to sell its fleet of Airbus A380s.
Cathay Pilot Deal May End Work-To-Rule 
The carrier confirms that the negotiating committees of the company and the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association (HKAOA) have signed the tentative pay deal. However, it must still be ratified by members. Terms have not been disclosed.
Dallas Is Pivotal For Southwest, American Airlines Growth 
Two airline industry heavyweights focus their growth ambitions on the North Texas metroplex area; one eyes domestic expansion, the other branches out internationally.
DFW Is At Midpoint In Terminal Upgrade Effort 
A major terminal refurbishment program at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is progressing well, in spite of a stretched timetable.
More Healthy Profits Likely For Japanese Carriers 
Rising profits seen by ANA are based partly on its international expansion, as it continues its strategy of boosting long-haul flying from its two Tokyo hubs. The airline also is relying on a continuing gradual recovery in the Japanese economy derived from new government policies.
DFW Reaches Midpoint In Terminal-Upgrade Effort 
DFW is juggling the increasing demand for gate availability with the need to sequentially close parts of its terminals for construction, CEO Sean Donohue told Aviation Daily.
Jetstar Gains Funding To Continue Avalon Flights 
Under the deal, Jetstar will continue to fly into Avalon, Melbourne’s secondary airport, for 10 years.
ANA Introduces 787-9 To International Network 
The airline will use its third 787-9 to partially take over its daily Tokyo Haneda-Munich route beginning May 5. The -9s will fly the route on alternate days, dividing the service with Boeing 777-300ERs.
Cebu Urges Progress As Philippines-Australia Talks Resume 
The carrier uses its full allocation of weekly seats in the Australian market, with five weekly services from Manila to Sydney. Cebu executives have told Aviation Daily they want to increase the frequency of the Sydney flights, as well as introduce new routes (Aviation Daily, Feb. 13).
Hawaiian Boosts Peak Capacity With 717 Refit 
The carrier completed the first aircraft in March, and has now refurbished seven of its 18 717s, CEO Mark Dunkerley said during Hawaiian’s first-quarter earnings call. The rest of the fleet is expected to be upgraded by the fourth quarter.
American Targets Efficient Combinations With Initial 787 Routes 
The airline is due to launch 787 service on its Dallas-Chicago route on May 7, before introducing the type on its routes from Dallas to Beijing and Buenos Aires on June 2 and 4, respectively (Aviation Daily, Feb. 11).
ANA Reveals Details Of Skymark Agreement 
The memorandum of understanding (MOU) states that ANA Holdings will be joint sponsor along with Integral Corp., the private-equity company acting as debtor-in-possession (DIP) for Skymark’s restructuring under bankruptcy protection. When Skymark’s shares are eventually relisted, Integral will hold 50.1%, and ANA, up to 19.9%.
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