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.

U.S. Anticipates Increased Haneda Airport Access 
During upcoming talks, Japan may offer U.S. airlines more access to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, a situation Delta Air Lines is not applauding.
SIA’s Fuel Savings Offset Yield Weakness 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) saw its net profit rise 35% to S$275 million (U.S.$196 million) for the three months through Dec. 31, helped by lower fuel costs and a significant performance improvement from some of its subsidiary carriers.
Air Vanuatu Says Runway Safe For Flights 
Air Vanuatu has confirmed it will continue operating flights out of Vanuatu’s main airport even though most Australasian carriers have now suspended service there due to concerns over its runway condition.
Korean Outlines 2016 Aircraft Deliveries 

Korean Air plans to take delivery of 16 Boeing aircraft this year to support its plans to increase capacity and meet profit growth projections. 

In a presentation released with its fourth-quarter earnings, Korean said it will receive three intercontinental 747-8s, two 777-300ERs and two 737s that will be operated by LCC subsidiary Jin Air. All of these deliveries are scheduled for delivery through June. In the second half of the year, Korean expects to receive five freighter aircraft, comprising four 777 freighters and a 747-8 freighter.

Airbus A380s, Vanilla Air Form Key Parts Of ANA Plan  5
ANA’s order for three A380s is the most notable of its growth moves, which also include dramatically expanding its low-cost carrier subsidiary Vanilla Air and partnering with Vietnam Airlines.
JAL, ANA Seek Haneda U.S. Slots 

Like their U.S. counterparts, Japan’s two major carriers are also looking to gain more slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport for U.S. flights as a result of negotiations between their governments.

Emirates Auckland Flight To Be World’s Longest 
Emirates is planning to launch its first direct service to New Zealand in March—which will, at least temporarily—be the world’s longest flight.
ANA Reveals Plans For A380 Introduction 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has confirmed that it will add three Airbus A380s as part of a fleet strategy that also includes dramatic growth for LCC subsidiary Vanilla Air.
Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330
Hawaiian Aims For More Growth In Japan 
Hawaiian Airlines is looking to expand its presence in the important Japanese market, as the revenue challenges that have hampered its performance there begin to ease.
Cathay Faces A350 Delivery Delays 
Cathay Pacific’s first Airbus A350 delivery has been affected by seat-production issues, and a delay of a few months appears likely.
Dragonair To Become Cathay Dragon 
Hong Kong-based Dragonair has revealed a new name and livery, in an effort to align itself more closely with parent company Cathay Pacific.
Hawaiian Remains Optimistic About 2016 
Hawaiian Airlines is predicting stronger financial performance this year, despite the global market jitters that have emerged in recent months.
JAL Targets Regional Fleet Update 
Japan Airlines (JAL) is set to significantly upgrade its regional operation with the delivery of new Embraer regional jets this year.
Airlines Differ Over Vanuatu Runway Concerns 
Assessments by airlines regarding the condition of the runway in Vanuatu’s main airport have resulted in some carriers suspending service, while others continue to fly there.
Pilot Issues Impeding Growth, Cathay Says 
Cathay Pacific Airways is signaling that an ongoing pilot labor dispute is partly to blame for delays to some network expansion plans this year.
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