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
Qantas Set To Refurbish Mainline Types 
Fleet-wide interior upgrades planned by Qantas to keep its Boeing and Airbus models competitive
Air New Zealand, Air China Seek Strategic Alliance 

TOKYO—-Air New Zealand and Air China intend to establish a strategic partnership, with Air China launching service to Auckland as part of the proposal.

The two carriers have signed a statement of intent and will begin detailed discussions aimed at reaching an agreement early next year, which can then be submitted for regulatory approval. While their statement of intent is non-binding, the airlines have committed resources to further partnership talks, an Air New Zealand spokeswoman says.

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Could New LCC Subsidiaries Become Big Players In Leasing Market? 
The concept of airlines forming leasing units is certainly not new, but the latest evolution sees more LCCs going down this path, particularly those with hundreds of narrowbody aircraft on order.
Air New Zealand, Air China Seek Strategic Alliance 
The two carriers have signed a statement of intent and will now begin detailed discussions aimed at reaching an agreement early next year, which can then be submitted for regulatory approval.
Boeing Sees Potential For More Widebody Orders In Japan
Despite the recent spate of large widebody aircraft orders by Japanese carriers, there still are opportunities for new contracts with these airlines, a senior Boeing executive says.
ANA Targeting Narita Expansion, Shinobe Says 

TOKYO—Having expanded dramatically at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport this year, All Nippon Airways (ANA) expects to switch its international-growth focus to Narita airport in 2015.

New slot awards at Haneda have allowed ANA to build an international-hub operation at the airport, which is closer to downtown Tokyo than Narita, which is the closest to downtown Tokyo. There are no plans for further slot awards at Haneda, however, so further growth there will be limited.

Boeing Sees Potential For More Widebody Orders In Japan 
Japan Airlines ordered about 30 Airbus A350s in 2013, with options for 25 more, while earlier this year, All Nippon Airways (ANA) ordered 20 Boeing 777Xs and added to its Boeing 787-9 backlog.
Garuda Will Add Aircraft Despite Capacity Slowdown, Satar Says 
As in much of Southeast Asia, the Indonesian economy is growing at a slower pace than forecast, Garuda CEO Emirsyah Satar told Aviation Week at an Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) conference in Tokyo.
ANA Targeting Narita Expansion, Shinobe Says 
New slot awards at Haneda have allowed ANA to build an international-hub operation at the airport, which is closer to downtown Tokyo than Narita, which is the closest to downtown Tokyo.
AirAsia X Pushes Back A330 Deliveries 
The Malaysia-based airline is scheduled to receive eight A330s in each of the next three years.
 
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