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.

Malaysia Airlines May Lease Out A380 Fleet 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) appears to be favoring wet-lease arrangements for the Airbus A380s that it plans to remove from its own network in the medium term.
Peach To Add Another Japanese Hub Airport 
Fast-growing Japanese LCC Peach has selected Shin-Chitose Airport near Sapporo, Japan, as its fourth domestic hub.
Hawaiian May Advance A321neo Deliveries 
Hawaiian Airlines is considering tweaking the delivery schedule for its Airbus A321neos, which could result in some of these aircraft arriving sooner.
Vietnam, Japan Affiliates Lead Jetstar Growth 
Vietnam-based Jetstar Pacific is preparing for a significant increase in its international services, as the Jetstar Group focuses much of its growth on northeastern Asian routes for the fiscal year through June 2017.
Singapore LCCs Target Fleet Expansion 
Improving cooperation between Singapore Airlines’ two low-cost carrier subsidiaries is one part of its plans for fleet expansion.
Singapore LCCs Scoot, Tigerair Plan Close Integration, Fleet Growth 
The Singapore Airlines Group’s low-cost carrier (LCC) strategy is coming more sharply into focus, with subsidiaries Scoot and Tigerair relying on closer integration to support fleet and network growth plans.
PAL To Order Q400s For Regional Fleet 
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has selected Bombardier to refresh its turboprop fleet, signing an agreement covering up to 12 Q400s.
Qantas Lifts Chinese Presence With Beijing Flight 
Qantas is planning to introduce a flight from Sydney to Beijing, a move which will boost its strategic partnership with China Eastern Airlines.
Hong Kong Airlines Considers Australasian Growth 
Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) sees potential for more growth in Australia and New Zealand, two markets the carrier has picked for its first steps into long-haul operations.
Hawaiian Makes Progress On A330 Upgrades 
Hawaiian Airlines is completing cabin upgrades on more of its Airbus A330s, as it prepares to introduce a new business class product on international routes.
Cathay Pacific Softens H2 Profit Forecast 
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is predicting that second-half profits will be weaker than expected, as it reiterated warnings of intense pressure on yields.
Cathay Pacific Expands Codeshare Links To Brazil 
Cathay Pacific is boosting its access to the Brazilian market, thanks to a codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines.
Tigerair Targets Fleet Expansion From 2017 
Singapore-based LCC Tigerair is preparing to resume fleet growth in 2017, as closer cooperation with sister carrier Scoot boosts the prospects of both airlines.
Suva Runway Problems Prevent 737 Operations 
Fiji Airways continues to face operational disruptions due to the runway conditions at one of its home country’s largest airports.
Air New Zealand To Introduce Wi-Fi, Starting With Jets 
Air New Zealand is the latest carrier to announce plans to offer onboard Internet, and expects proving flights with the technology to begin in the second half of 2017.

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