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.

Air New Zealand Partners With Autonomous Air Taxi Developer 
Air New Zealand aims to help develop the autonomous air taxi concept by partnering with a company testing such an aircraft in New Zealand.
Tata Group Veteran Bhaskaran To Head AirAsia India 
AirAsia India has named a senior executive from part-owner Tata group as the new CEO of the LCC joint venture.
Vietjet Adds Business With Japan: Flights, Financing Deals 
Vietnamese LCC Vietjet is increasing its presence in Japan thanks to new routes between the two countries and aircraft financing agreements involving Japanese companies.
Most Asiana Pilots Approve New Contract With Wage Hike 
South Korea-based Asiana Airlines has reached a new wage agreement with its pilots’ union, after a relatively smooth negotiation.
Regulators Renew SIA-Air NZ Partnership For Five Years 
Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have been granted regulatory approval to continue their joint-venture partnership for another five years, and they are preparing to introduce more combined services.
ADS-B Network Promises Major Benefits For New Zealand Aviation 
Staged deployment of an ADS-B network will bring new capabilities to the country’s ATC system, although some aircraft operators are concerned about cost.
Nippon Cargo Adds European Flights As It Rebuilds Network 
Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) is resuming flights to Europe as it gradually restores services following grounding earlier this year.
Indonesia’s TransNusa Adding ATR 72s In Fleet Transition 
Indonesian regional carrier TransNusa Airlines has completed the phaseout of Fokker aircraft from its operational fleet, and is preparing to receive more ATR turboprops.
Air New Zealand Gains More U.S. Navy Engine Work 
Air New Zealand is boosting its non-airline revenue stream with contracts from the U.S. Navy to overhaul ship engines.
Qantas Selects Initial Site For Pilot Training Academy 
Qantas Airways has revealed the first location for its proposed pilot academy, and has selected L3 Commercial Aviation as the training provider.
Asian Airlines Turn To New Leaders For Restructuring 
Thai Airways and Garuda Indonesia have appointed new CEOs to steer the airlines through the next phase of their recovery plans.
Air New Zealand’s A321neos To Debut In November 
Air New Zealand has revealed plans to begin operating its first two Airbus A321neos on short-haul international routes in November.
AAPA: Passenger Demand Still Strong In Asia, Cargo Slips 
Asia-Pacific passenger demand is continuing to expand steadily although the year-on-year growth in cargo business is beginning to ease, the region’s major airline group said.
Cathay, Qantas To Improve Ties With Codeshare Agreement 
Qantas Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways have reached an agreement to codeshare on selected routes. The deal will boost Cathay’s domestic Australian access and add Asian destinations to the Qantas network.
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