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.

Thai Airways Names Damrongchaitham New CEO 
Thai Airways has selected Sumeth Damrongchaitham, the head of a government investment agency, as the carrier’s next president and CEO.
Singapore Airlines To Merge Subsidiary SilkAir Into Parent Carrier 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is taking another major step in streamlining its group structure, announcing plans to merge its SilkAir subsidiary into the core parent carrier.
Korean Air Sinks To First-Quarter Net Loss 
Korean Air fell to a net loss of KRW10 billion ($9.2 million) in the first quarter, with the decline largely attributed to exchange rate movements and higher costs.
Singapore Airlines Achieves Strong Profit Growth 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) more than doubled its net profit for its financial year ended March 31, 2018, as robust revenue growth managed to offset continued yield weakness and rising fuel costs.
Airbus, Boeing Size Up Asia-Pacific Carrier Opportunities  1
Airlines are using advances in aircraft and engine technology to offer ultra-long-haul flights—and are pushing OEMs to stretch aircraft capabilities further.
JAL Reveals Plans To Establish Long-Haul LCC 
Japan Airlines (JAL) plans to launch a new LCC subsidiary to operate widebody aircraft on medium and long-haul international routes.
North Korea Signals Intent To Resolve Overflight Concerns 
North Korea has committed to taking steps to improve its airspace safety, which could open the way for airlines to resume using North Korean airspace for overflights.
Garuda Indonesia Halts 2018 Fleet Growth 
Garuda Indonesia is planning to keep its fleet size unchanged this year, as part of its efforts to return to profitability.
Asiana Incurs First-Quarter Net Loss 
South Korea’s Asiana Airlines slipped to a net loss of KRW5.4 billion ($5 million) in the first quarter, although it also recorded its highest operating profit in three years during this period.
North Korea Requests Route Through South Korea Airspace 
ICAO is involved in moves that could lead to improved aviation cooperation between North and South Korea.
Vietjet’s First-Quarter Profit Exceeds Expectations 
Vietnamese LCC Vietjet almost quadrupled its net profit for the three months ended March 31, and the carrier is comfortably ahead of its financial targets for the year to date.
AirAsia India CEO Abrol Returns To Group Role 
The head of AirAsia’s Indian joint venture is stepping down to return to the group’s Malaysian headquarters.
Asiana Deploys Airbus A350s On More Routes 
South Korean carrier Asiana is deploying Airbus A350-900s on an increasing number of its long-haul routes as more of these aircraft are delivered.
Qantas Orders More Boeing 787s, Speeding 747 Phaseout 
Qantas has converted six more options for Boeing 787-9s to firm orders, which will allow it to retire its remaining 747-400s a few years earlier than planned.
Authorities Signal Denial Of Qantas-Air Niugini Codeshare 
Australian regulators intend to reject an application by Qantas to renew and extend its codeshare partnership with New Guinea’s largest carrier Air Niugini.
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