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.

AirAsia X Replaces Osman-Rani As CEO 
Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia co-founder, has been appointed to the new role of AirAsia X Group CEO, where he will spearhead development of the “overarching strategy” for the carrier and its new join- venture affiliates in Thailand and Indonesia.
ANA To Boost Domestic Fleet With Boeing, Airbus Orders 
The new orders comprise three Boeing 787-10s, five 737-800s, four Airbus A321ceos, and three A321neos.
Osman-Rani Ousted From AirAsia X Leadership 
Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia co-founder, has been appointed to the new role of AirAsia X Group CEO, where he will spearhead development of the “overarching strategy” for the carrier and its new joint venture affiliates in Thailand and Indonesia.
Skymark Codeshare Talks To Resume After Bankruptcy Filing 
Talks regarding the two codeshare proposals were underway before Skymark’s bankruptcy filing on Jan. 28.
AirAsia X To Suspend Trading Pending Announcement 
The Malaysian stock exchange approved the carrier’s suspension request, which will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m., “pending the release of a material announcement.”
Qantas May Pull Trigger On Boeing 787 Orders This Year 
Qantas has said that it will only confirm its 50 options and purchase rights for 787-9s after its international unit returns to profitability.
JAL Completes MRJ Order For Regional Subsidiary 
JAL signed a letter of intent with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. in August, and has now placed orders. The aircraft are due to be delivered beginning in 2021.
Skymark Files For Bankruptcy Protection 3
Skymark filed for bankruptcy protection. The airline will continue operating during the reorganization process.
Australian Airlines End International Fuel Surcharges 
The removal of the fuel surcharge follows calls from some lawmakers and consumer groups to drop the extra ticket fee in response to falling oil prices.
Regulators Finally Make Progress On Jetstar Hong Kong Case 
The low-cost carrier (LCC)—a joint venture between the Qantas Group, China Eastern and local company Shun Tak Holdings—has been attempting to gain operating approvals since 2012,
Profits Elusive For Asia’s Long-Haul LCCs
Early expansion limits returns, but airline executives stress that the LCC model is sound.
AirAsia X Will Wait Before Returning To Europe 1
Flights to London and other European cities will be an option when the carrier’s Airbus A330neo orders begin arriving, AirAsia X CEOAzran Osman-Rani tells Aviation Week.
Hawaiian Names Okinaka Interim CFO 
The carrier has promoted Shannon Okinaka to replace Topping.
Cathay Sees Passenger, Cargo Gains Over Holiday Peak 
Cathay reports that passenger traffic was “slightly below expectations” in the first half of December, but the carrier saw “very strong” Christmas and New Year periods and broke daily volume records.
Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

Passenger, Çargo Middle East Growth Rate #MROME

The Middle East region is forecast to have the highest RPK (revenue passenger kilometers) growth rate, but another region outpaces in cargo traffic over the period....More
Jan 29, 2015

Supersonic Scoop (1947) 3

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had been broken by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager in the Bell XS-1....More
Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning 5

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Jan 26, 2015

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990) 4

No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago....More
Jan 23, 2015

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During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
Jan 22, 2015

10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2 this year....More
Jan 21, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered 2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that."...More

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