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
ANA Remains Open To Myanmar Investments 
While All Nippon Airways has pulled back from buying part of Myanmar’s Asian Wings Airways, the carrier says it is still interested in investing in that market.
ANA Will Be First With 787-9 Revenue Flights 
All Nippon Airways will become the first carrier to operate Boeing 787-9 revenue flights, beating Air New Zealand by just a few days.
Qantas To Refurbish Cabins On Domestic 737s 
Qantas plans to upgrade the interiors of its Boeing 737-800 domestic fleet, which will result in an improved inflight entertainment (IFE) system and a slightly higher seat count.
Air NZ Eyes Savings With Fleet Overhaul 
Air New Zealand taps latest Boeing and Airbus offerings to overhaul its international fleet
Ukraine Shootdown May Spur Risk-Assessment Reform 2
MH17 forces airlines, regulators to confront flaws in conflict-zone procedures
ANA Prepares To Debut 787-9 On Domestic Routes 
All Nippon Airways is set to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 on July 27, with its first revenue flight to occur in August.
United Move Spurs Virgin Australia To Cut Melbourne-L.A. Flights 
Virgin Australia is axing its secondary trans-Pacific gateway in Melbourne, a move that appears to be in large part driven by United Airlines’ entry into the Melbourne market with Boeing 787-9 flights.
Carbon Tax Repeal Will Cut Australian Airline Costs 

Australian airlines are set to save hundreds of millions of dollars annually due to the Australian government’s repeal of a carbon emissions tax.

The repeal, passed by the senate on July 17, was one of the central campaign promises of the Liberal-National Coalition leading up to the September 2012 election that it won. Australia will become one of very few countries-–if not the first-–-to axe an emissions tax.

Japanese Majors Want More Growth At Tokyo Airports 
ANA highlights need for long-term airport moves in Tokyo
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