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.

Cebu To Keep Fleet Growth In Check Through 2016 
After a period of growth in 2014, Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific plans to keep its fleet numbers relatively flat over the next two years as sales of its Airbus A319s offset new deliveries.
The carrier has 55 aircraft in its fleet as of March 27, and it will not exceed this number through the end of 2016, the carrier says in its latest earnings report. For the remainder of this year, it is due to receive two more Airbus A320s, while two A319s will leave the fleet.
Competition Watchdog Opposes Qantas-China Eastern Deal 
In an interim decision released this week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it intends to deny an application from the two airlines to expand their existing codeshare agreement. The carriers want to coordinate more broadly on routes, pricing and scheduling between Australia and China.
Air NZ, Air China Outline Partnership Proposal 
The airlines are applying to revenue-share on routes from Shanghai and Beijing to Auckland.
Orders Expand Cathay’s Strategic Flexibility, Chu Says 
New widebody types due to begin arriving next year will help Cathay Pacific boost its European network, as well as allowing the carrier to pursue either fleet replacement or growth depending on market conditions.
Cathay Pushes For Airport To Self-Fund Runway
Cathay Pacific executives stress that while a new runway is vital for Hong Kong International Airport, raising user fees to pay for construction could be detrimental to the airport’s competitiveness versus other hubs.
Expansion Plans Gain Momentum At Changi, Hong Kong Hubs 
Governments in Singapore and Hong Kong are throwing their weight behind major airport expansions.
Changi Seeks Airline Tenants For New Terminals 
Changi is constructing its fourth passenger terminal, which is due to open in 2017. Meanwhile, the Singaporean government has confirmed plans for a fifth terminal, its largest yet, to be completed in the mid-2020s.
Asiana Makes Progress On New LCC Setup 
Asiana is in the early stages of establishing the LCC, and many elements of the timeline are yet to be decided, a spokesman for the airline tells Aviation Daily.
Tyler Urges Greater Safety Focus In Indonesia 
In a March 12 speech in Jakarta, IATA Director General Tony Tyler noted that Indonesia has had at least one hull loss every year since 2010, and it has faced restrictions imposed by the EU and U.S. due to safety concerns.
Fifth Terminal Planned For Changi Airport Expansion 
Singapore’s government has revealed new details of a massive terminal development for Changi Airport that will dwarf the hub’s current passenger facilities.
Cebu Completes A330 Long-Haul Fleet 
The carrier’s last A330 is expected to arrive in Manila on March 11, and is leased from Intrepid Aviation.
Mergers Allow Virgin Australia To Enter New Markets 
Virgin has broadened its competitive scope by acquiring low-cost and regional carriers.
Airport Should Self-Fund Hong Kong Runway, Airlines Say 
Cathay Pacific says the airport authority has the highest net profit of any airport in the world, strong cashflow and a healthy balance sheet. This means runway construction could be “self-funded through existing revenue streams,” the airline says.
Mar 27, 2015

U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay 4

"He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore watched Scott Kelly's lift off from NASA's Mission Control in Houston....More
Mar 26, 2015

Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation flights over their territory as a confidence-building measure....More
Mar 26, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
Mar 25, 2015

Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East and setting in the West," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist....More
Mar 24, 2015

NavWeek: Semper Why 3

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question of the force’s relevance is again coming to the fore....More
Mar 21, 2015

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More 5

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
Mar 20, 2015

Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More
Mar 19, 2015

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Spots Martian Aurora, Unexplained Dust Cloud

"What's especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs," said Arnaud Stiepen, a University of Colorado researcher....More

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