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.

Airport Targets More Long-Haul LCC Service 
Sydney Airport aims to further accelerate its inbound traffic from Asian countries, and it believes long-haul LCCs will be a major catalyst of this growth.
Air New Zealand Finds Potential Biofuels Partners 
Air New Zealand has identified two companies that could eventually provide biofuel for its fleet, although the carrier stresses that any large-scale use of the alternative fuel is still a long way off.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350.
Competition, Fuel Costs Deepen Cathay Losses 
Cathay Pacific has plunged further into the red for the first half of 2017, and is pinning its hopes on its transformation plan to help it counter surging competition.
Dunkerley Urges Airport Slot Policy Reforms 
Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley is proposing a new approach to slot allocation to enhance competition at increasingly constrained global airports.
Malaysia Airlines Seeks Widebodies To Match Reshaped Network 
Malaysia Airlines is moving closer to reaching deals for additional leased A330s and a new order for widebody aircraft.
Thai Airways Airbus A350.
Thai Airways Sinks To Loss In Second Quarter 
A weaker second quarter performance has dealt a setback to Thai Airways’ financial turnaround efforts, dragging the carrier into the red for the first half of the year.
An Airbus A350 visits Malaysia in 2014.
Malaysia Airlines Rebuilds Australasian Demand 
Malaysia Airlines has seen a dramatic improvement on its Australasian services, thanks to the carrier’s efforts to boost demand in this market.
Virgin Australia Begins Wi-Fi Deployment Phase 

Virgin Australia is starting the fleet-wide roll-out of its onboard Wi-Fi service, and plans to have a large proportion of its domestic and international jet fleet retrofitted by the end of 2018.

Airbus A321neo Delays Complicate Airline Fleet Strategies  78
Three Pacific Rim carriers have big plans for the A321neo, but problems with new Pratt & Whitney engines have pushed back deliveries.
Nok Focuses On China To Build International Network 
Thai LCC Nok Air intends to dramatically ramp up its flights to China, and one of its main strategies will be to convert charter flights to scheduled services in this market.
A321neos Will Spur 2018 Fleet Shifts For Hawaiian 
Hawaiian is expected to receive another nine next year, with the majority of these set for delivery in the first half, CEO Mark Dunkerley told Aviation Daily on the sidelines of the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit.
SIA Seeks Temporary Cut In Flight Attendants 
Singapore Airlines has introduced a voluntary unpaid leave program to temporarily reduce flight attendant numbers, and the carrier plans to use it again as needed.
SriLankan Airlines Airbus A320neo.
SriLankan Builds Network With Neo Deliveries 
The airline is also discussing potential widebody aircraft orders with Airbus.
Qantas, American Develop Case For New ATI Push 
Parker said the previous application was in some ways the victim of bad timing, with the decision coming around the transition between the Obama and Trump administrations.
Redeploying A330s Boosts Cebu’s Short-Haul Options 
Suspending most of its poorly-performing Middle East routes has allowed Cebu Pacific to use its Airbus A330s to help solve headaches in other parts of its network.
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