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
AirAsia X Yet To Decide On Extra Airbus A330neos 
Malaysia-based AirAsia X is still considering whether to switch a tentative order for 34 Airbus A330neos to the longer-range version of the A321neo.
Dunkerley Reportedly In Contention To Head Virgin Australia 
Former Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley is reportedly a leading contender to take over the reins of the Virgin Australia Group after its long-time CEO John Borghetti steps down.
Asian LCCs Build Fleets Despite Profit Pressure 
Although their earnings have been suffering recently, Asia’s low-cost carriers are continuing fleet replacement and growth with new narrowbody types.
Air New Zealand Engineers Plan Dec. 21 Strike, Talks To Continue 
Air New Zealand engineers have scheduled a strike Dec. 21 that threatens to disrupt the carrier’s operations on one of its busiest travel days, although further negotiations are planned in an effort to resolve the contract dispute.
Hawaiian Revises 4Q Guidance, Cites Revenue Dip, Lower Costs 
Hawaiian Airlines adjusted its fourth-quarter (4Q) guidance Dec. 5, reflecting slightly weaker unit revenue and lower unit costs ex-fuel.
Delivery Of Cebu Pacific’s First A321neos Now Set For 2019 
Philippine LCC Cebu Pacific confirms that its first Airbus A321neo is scheduled to arrive in January, to be followed by more new-generation Airbus narrowbody aircraft in 2019.
Australia Completes Important Piece Of National ATM Upgrade 
Airservices Australia has achieved a major step in its program to modernize the country’s air traffic management system, as it has switched over to a new voice communication system, the government-owned air navigation service provider said Dec. 4
Australia Completes Important Piece Of National ATM Upgrade 
Airservices Australia has achieved a major step in its program to modernize the country’s air traffic management system, as it has switched over to a new voice communication system, the government-owned air navigation service provider said Dec. 4
JAL To Instate New Alaska Airlines Codeshare Routes 
Japan Airlines (JAL) will increase its U.S. network with new codeshare destinations via Seattle, thanks to an expanded partnership with Alaska Airlines.
Air New Zealand Launches Cost Saving Initiatives 
Air New Zealand is undertaking significant cost-cutting efforts in response to higher fuel prices.
Lion Air Interim Report Highlights Confusion And Dysfunction  21
Mechanics failed to fix reported faults following several previous flights of the accident aircraft.
AirAsia 3Q Net Profit Benefits From One-Off Items 
Malaysia-based AirAsia Group saw its net profit nearly double in the 2018 third quarter (3Q) thanks to one-off items, but its operating profit dropped significantly mainly as a consequence of rising fuel costs.
Lion Air Crash Report Details Automatic Trim Issues 
Pilots struggled with automatic trim as it responded to faulty inputs, although they appear to have not activated the cut-out switch for this system.
ANA Aims To Launch First A380 Service In May 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has revealed new details of its plans for its initial Airbus A380s, which will replace other aircraft types on existing Honolulu routes in stages from May 2019.
New Narrowbodies Set To Overhaul Australasian Fleets 
Air New Zealand has introduced its first Airbus A321neo, with Virgin Australia and the Qantas Group due to follow with their own new-generation narrowbodies.
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