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
Jin Air Boosts Hawaiian Network With Island Air Deal 
Korean LCC Jin Air has reached a deal with Hawaii’s Island Air which will give Jin Air access to Hawaiian destinations beyond Honolulu.
A321neo Delays Likely For Air New Zealand 
Air New Zealand is facing the prospect of delivery delays for its first Airbus A321neos, due to production issues that are also affecting other customers.
Thailand Completes Second Airline Recertification 
Thai aviation authorities have completed the recertification of Thai AirAsia , although most of Thailand’s airlines are still waiting to go through this process.
Soaring Revenue Boosts Vietjet Financial Performance 
Vietjet has taken the first step towards meeting its ambitious 2017 financial goals by posting a 6.8% profit improvement for the first quarter.
Hawaiian Covers Capacity Loss From A321neo Delays 
Hawaiian is now “slightly tweaking our [capacity] expectation back up” to an increase of 2–5%, Chief Commercial Officer Peter Ingram said during a first-quarter earnings call.
Vietjet Sets Ambitious Profit Goals For 2017
Shareholders have agreed to the carrier’s plan to seek government approval to raise Vietjet’s foreign investment cap.
Boeing Aims To Boost Asian Orders For 737 MAX  1
Larger and higher-density MAX variants could help Boeing make further inroads into Asia-Pacific low-cost carrier sector
South Korea Supports Airlines As China Traffic Plummets 
The main reason for the traffic drop is the deterioration of China-South Korean relations, due to South Korea’s decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
Cargo Remains A Bright Spot For Cathay 
Cathay Pacific is continuing to see improvement in the cargo sector, which is helping offset weakening passenger demand.
Parliament House, Canberra, Australia.
Australian Government: No Benefits From Cabotage 
The Australian government indicated that it has little appetite to change the country’s existing restrictions on cabotage in its domestic airline market.
New Leader Will Tackle Cathay Pacific Restructuring 
Rupert Hogg will be responsible for implementing current CEO Ivan Chu’s transformation plan.
Boeing 737-9 rollout.
Boeing Bullish On Asian LCC Market For 737 MAX Family 
Boeing is confident its 737 MAX family will have further sales success with LCCs in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly versions with higher capacity and density.
Cathay Dragon Airbus A330.
Leadership Shuffle Sees Hogg Named Cathay Pacific CEO 
Cathay Pacific parent Swire Pacific has named senior executive Rupert Hogg to replace the airline’s current CEO Ivan Chu as part of a major leadership reshuffle.
Bueinss-class passengers on Cathay Pacific flight.
Cathay Plans To Modify Or Replace Faulty A350 Seats 
Cathay Pacific has decided to replace many of the business-class seats in its new Airbus A350 fleet due to its frustrations with product quality.
Alaska Adds Embraer 175 Services In Dallas 
Alaska Air Group’s latest wave of network growth involves new routes from Dallas Love Field to U.S. West Coast destinations.
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