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.

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.
AirAsia X Poised For Return To Operating Profit, CEO Says 
The Malaysia-based carrier has opted to step back from its rapid expansion to allow routes added in recent years mature, CEO Azran Osman-Rani tells Aviation Week.
Scoot, Tigerair See Gains From Closer Alignment 
The two carriers have seen the number of passengers connecting between them double since August 2014.
Regulators Punish Cebu For Christmas Flight Delays 
The Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has imposed a PHP52.2 million ($1.2 million) fine on Cebu.
Scoot Extends Network With Virgin Australia Link 
The agreement means Scoot, a Singapore Airlines subsidiary, will be able to sell tickets to eight additional Australian destinations.
Garuda Trims International Network 
The carrier’s latest changes, which include other cost-cutting initiatives, come soon after the appointment of a new CEO.
Scoot Due To Receive Its First 787 This Month 

Singapore low-cost carrier (LCC) Scoot expects to take delivery of the first of its Boeing 787-9 orders in the second half of January, which will trigger the start of a rapid fleet-replacement program.

After the formal handover in Seattle, the carrier is targeting Feb. 2 for the 787-9’s first arrival in Singapore, an airline spokeswoman says. The carrier plans to receive two additional 787s, and in turn phase out two of its Boeing 777-200ERs, by the end of March.

Cebu Pacific Awaits Significant Regulatory Rulings 
Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is due to argue its case next week regarding its application to start flights to Italy, while the airline is also waiting to hear what penalties may be imposed for a rash of delays over the Christmas period.
Korean LCCs Target Busan-Guam Market 
Jeju Air is expected to introduce Busan-Guam flights on Jan. 8, while rival Air Busan has asked the U.S. Transportation Dept. (DOT) for permission to operate the same route from June 30.
Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning 2

F-35 begins extreme climate testing....More
Jan 26, 2015

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990) 3

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

When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) 18

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
Jan 21, 2015

Peru Goes Dutch For SAR Helicopters

Peru will buy three used AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters from the Netherlands, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert informed parliament Jan. 19....More
Jan 20, 2015

Belgian Army Patrols City Streets

It was not a long weekend like it was in the States, but I felt the presence of the Belgian army on the streets of Brussels Jan. 17 when I saw a Light Multirole Vehicle bristling with antennas turn the corner on Rue Royale and drive past the parliament....More
Jan 20, 2015

RNLAF F-35s Go To Edwards Air Force Base

Two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35s flew to Edwards Air Force Base Jan. 16 for the operational test and evaluation phase....More

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