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.

Long-Haul 787s Create New Options For Scoot 
Scoot is due to get four additional Boeing 787-8s in 2017, Lee said. Unlike its existing 787s, the new aircraft will have crew-rest areas and other features needed for true long-haul flights.
IATA Approves High Performance Organizations Finance Initiative 
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has made the transformation of airline finance divisions one of its major objectives, after gaining broad industry support for the initiative.
Hawaiian Eyes Airbus A380 
Rival carrier All Nippon Airways this year announced plans to acquire three A380s for service to Honolulu.
IATA: Airline Industry Profits May Soften 
While the global airline industry is set for another strong profit this year, there are indications that its financial improvement could be slowing.
Singapore Airlines Boosts Australia–NZ Network 
The capital cities of Australia and New Zealand will have dramatically expanded international access, thanks to a new Singapore Airlines route that serves both points.
Virgin, Etihad Tweak Long-Haul Combinations 
Virgin Australia plans to add two international routes to its network in 2015, using aircraft freed up from domestic changes, as well as the switching of some long-haul services to its partner Etihad Airways.
Cargo Demand Strengthens For Cathay, SIA 
Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines are continuing to show signs of improving cargo demand, although concerns persist about weakness on the passenger side.
AirAsia X Plans Istanbul, London Flights 
Air Asia X (AAX) has given its strongest signal yet that it intends to launch a flight to Istanbul.
More Contract Talks Loom For Hawaiian, ALPA 
The labor group representing Hawaiian Airlines pilots is making symbolic strike preparations, although the airline stresses that...
Hong Kong Airlines Looks To Expand A330 Fleet 
Hong Kong Airlines has ordered more Airbus A330-300s, which it will use to help maintain its high fleet growth rate.
Thai Vietjet Ramps Up Network Growth 
Vietjet’s Thai franchise has reached an important stage of development as it grows beyond its initial Vietnamese routes.
Vanilla Grows International Network With New Flights 
Japanese LCC Vanilla Air is continuing its recent wave of international expansion, revealing plans to launch a new route to Cebu, Philippines.
Korean Air, Delta Gain From Stronger Network Ties 
SkyTeam Alliance members Korean Air and Delta Air Lines agree to expand their limited codeshare connections to many more international and U.S. domestic routes beginning in the fourth quarter.
Thai Targets October For A350 Melbourne Debut 
Thai Airways is now hoping to start international flights with its first Airbus A350 in October, after regulatory delays prevented its expected debut this month.
Garuda Prepares For Return To U.S. Market 
Garuda Indonesia has confirmed it plans to resume U.S. flights in 2017, and has selected Tokyo as its preferred stopover point.

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