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.

More Orders In The Cards For Malaysia Airlines 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is considering further fleet acquisitions in the wake of this week’s order for up to 100 aircraft from the Boeing 737 MAX family.
Realignment Costs Drag Down Virgin Australia 
While Virgin Australia remains a popular investment option for overseas airlines, the carrier is set to report a significant net loss due to restructuring costs.
MAB To Refresh Narrowbody Fleet With Major Boeing Order 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has taken another significant step toward overhauling its fleet with a deal for up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Runway, Curfew Talks Could Yield Growth For Narita 
Tokyo’s Narita International Airport is holding discussions with government and local organizations about long-term proposals to add capacity, including runway construction and easing curfew restrictions.
Hawaiian Adds 717s To Focus On Peak Traffic 

AUCKLAND—Hawaiian Airlines plans to boost its fleet of Boeing 717s in order to give it more peak-time capacity, and to cover for aircraft undergoing heavy maintenance.                                                                  

Malindo Adds Qatar As Interline Partner 
Malaysian carrier Malindo Air is continuing to expand its network via partnerships, introducing an interline agreement with Qatar Airways.
Singapore Airlines Adjusts Long-Haul Stopovers 
Singapore Airlines has made some notable tweaks to its long-haul network, adding a few nonstop routes and changing some stopover points.
Virgin Australia To Introduce Onboard Internet 
Virgin Australia plans to install Internet on its aircraft, following closely behind its local rival Qantas.
Malaysia Airports Tackles Penang Flooding Concerns 
Malaysia’s airport authority is taking steps to prevent a recurrence of the flooding that affected the country’s third-largest airport in Penang this week.
Vanilla Builds Taipei Operation With Vietnam Route 
Japanese LCC Vanilla Air has taken a major step in its effort to develop Taipei, Taiwan, as a focus city, launching its first international one-stop flight beyond Taipei.
Cathay’s A350s To Fly Longer Routes Soon 
Cathay Pacific is starting to build up its Airbus A350-900 fleet, as it prepares for the aircraft’s long-haul debut later this year.
AirAsia To Lease 30% Of A321neo Order 
AirAsia has confirmed that a significant proportion of its latest major Airbus narrowbody aircraft order will be allocated to its leasing subsidiary.
AirAsia Order Marks Emphatic Return To Growth Mode 
Adding larger Airbus A321neos represents a slight shift for AirAsia, but underlines confidence in its business model.
AirAsia Quashes China JV, Hong Kong Exchange Rumors 
AirAsia has moved to distance itself from market speculation that it is considering a joint venture (JV) in China or a dual listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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