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.

European Volatility Could Affect Asian Carriers 
Fallout from the U.K.’s pending exit from the European Union is contributing to Asian airlines’ concerns about global market conditions.
SIA Engine Fire Temporarily Closes Changi Runway 
Singapore Changi Airport had to close one of its two parallel runways temporarily June 27 due to an engine fire on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) aircraft.
SIA Wants Virgin Australia To Remain Independent 
While Singapore Airlines (SIA) is looking to raise its stake in Virgin Australia, it is not interested in seeking a controlling share of the Australian airline.
Malaysian Government Enters KLIA Terminal Dispute 
AUCKLAND–The Malaysian government is signaling it will reject AirAsia’s efforts to rename the second terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), although AirAsia shows no signs of giving up its campaign.
Vanuatu Airport Problems Continue To Limit Service 
AUCKLAND—While Australasian airlines are restoring some links to the popular holiday destination of Vanuatu, concerns about the country’s main airport are preventing the full resumption of services.
Chinese Investors Join Virgin Australia Owners’ Club 
Virgin Australia is attracting significant interest from China, with the HNA Group and Nanshan Group poised to become its latest stakeholders.
Virgin Australia Wins Clearance To Launch Chinese Flights 
AUCKLAND—Australian regulators have approved Virgin Australia’s request for daily flights to Hong Kong and Beijing, which will be a key part of Virgin Australia’s new partnership with China’s HNA Group.
Report: Chinese Airlines May Target Qantas Stake 
AUCKLAND—The recent emergence of two Chinese conglomerates as part owners of Virgin Australia could provide a catalyst for China’s major carriers to attempt to purchase a stake in Qantas, according to an analyst report.
Singapore Airlines To Resume Nonstop U.S. Service 

AUCKLAND—Singapore Airlines (SIA) is planning its first nonstop service to the U.S.

Virgin Australia Targets Cash Injection, Fleet Cuts 
AUCKLAND—Virgin Australia will shore up its balance sheet with a new share issue to investors, and will also make significant fleet cuts as part of a wider cost-reduction effort.
AirAsia Engages In Another Dispute With Malaysia Airports 
AUCKLAND—AirAsia is once again sparring with Malaysia’s main airport authority, with the two sides disagreeing over the name and role of Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s Terminal 2, or “KLIA2.”
Korean Air Eyes New Markets, Cuts Others 
AUCKLAND—Korean Air has confirmed plans to launch service to New Delhi, and is considering flights to Iran, although it is also trimming its network in other areas.
Malaysia Permanently Grounds Troubled Rayani Air 
AUCKLAND—Malaysian regulators have canceled Rayani Air’s operating authority, after declaring Rayani has not proven itself fit to continue flying.
China’s Nanshan Group Buying Virgin Australia Stake 
hinese investors are continuing to show keen interest in Virgin Australia, with China-based Nanshan Group reaching a deal to purchase most of Air New Zealand’s stake in the Australian airline.
Air New Zealand Tweaks Regional Network 
Air New Zealand is continuing to realign its regional network, as it adjusts to changes in its turboprop fleet and new competition on some routes.

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