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.

Australia-China Deal Offers Long-Term Advantages 
Chinese airlines appear to have the most to gain from a new China-Australia open-skies deal, but Australian airlines are also expected to benefit.
Peach Boosts Okinawa Hub With Bangkok Route 
Japanese LCC Peach plans to further develop its secondary hub in Okinawa with a new route to Bangkok.
Cebu Pacific Confirms Interest In New Widebodies 
Philippine LCC Cebu Pacific has confirmed it is still considering an order for new widebody aircraft that it could use for its first transpacific flights.
Air NZ Finalizes Wi-Fi Deal 
The airline will use Inmarsat’s GX Aviation high-speed broadband service.
Tokyo Airport Capacity Plans Are Vital To JAL, ANA Growth 
Ambitious efforts to boost Tokyo airports’ capacity will be spur for long-term airline expansion.
Hawaiian Advances Boeing 767 Retirement 
Hawaiian Airlines will move up the retirement date of its remaining Boeing 767 fleet as it adds three aircraft to its fleet plan.
Hawaiian Advances Boeing 767 Retirement  1
Hawaiian Airlines will bring forward the retirement date of its remaining Boeing 767 fleet with the addition of three aircraft to its fleet plan.
Australia, China Reach Open Skies Accord 
Service caps are no longer required under the new agreement. However, it still does not cover Hong Kong, which has a separate air-services treaty with Australia.
New Zealand Industry Pushes Tax Hikes For Tourism Fund 
New Zealand aviation industry leaders are recommending a rise in passenger taxes, to fund investment in tourism infrastructure.
Two Value Alliance Members Join Its Interlining Service 
Members of the Value Alliance—a coalition of eight Asia-Pacific LCCs—continue to strengthen their links, with Japan’s Vanilla Air and Singapore’s Scoot the latest to start interlining.
Malaysia Airlines’ Recovery Plan Producing Improvements  3
Malaysia Airlines says an improved performance for the three months through Sept. 30 shows the carrier remains ahead of schedule in implementing its recovery plan.
Malaysia Airlines Bets On New Role For A380s  4
Malaysian carrier sees huge potential for its proposed A380 charter operation, which would be based on Muslim pilgrimage traffic.
Qantas And American Drop Bid For Closer Partnership 
Qantas Airways and American Airlines have dropped their application to expand their partnership in transpacific markets, following a tentative rejection by the U.S. Transportation Dept.
Malaysia Airlines Advances A380 Charter Business Plans 
Malaysia Airlines Bhd. plans to apply for a separate air operating certificate for its proposed Airbus A380 charter unit, and may announce its name soon.
Airport Solution Vital To Philippine Airlines Plans  2
Philippine Airlines has ambitious growth planned, but airport capacity issues must be resolved.
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