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.

Scoot Sunsets 777s, Transitions To All-787 Fleet 
Singapore-based LCC Scoot has completed the phaseout of its Boeing 777-200ER fleet, replacing it with Boeing 787s.
Indonesia Warns It Will Enforce Fleet-Size Rule 
Indonesian authorities are threatening to revoke the operating licenses of eight airlines — including an AirAsia X affiliate — unless they meet minimum fleet-size requirements.
Air New Zealand Readies For Looming Battles 2
With strong finances supporting its plans, the airline is on the offensive despite domestic and international competition headed its way.
Thai AirAsia Opens New Base With China Flights 
AirAsia’s Thai affiliate has confirmed plans to launch its first flights from Thailand’s U-Tapao International Airport, which is set to become the growing airline’s fifth base.
JAL Adds Dallas As Latest U.S. Gateway 
JAL is boosting its North American network with the addition of a flight between Tokyo’s Narita Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the main hub of its transpacific partner, American Airlines.
Air NZ Continues International, Domestic Fleet Transitions 
Air New Zealand is introducing Boeing 787-9s to more international routes thanks to a second wave of deliveries, while in its narrowbody fleet, the airline will soon phase out the last of its 737s.
Air NZ Pioneers Customer Service Technology 
Among the systems being developed and trialed for operational use by the end of the year are biometric identification for automated bag drop and a paperless information-processing and tracking system for unaccompanied minors.
Record Profit Strengthens Air New Zealand 
The carrier has reported a record net profit of NZ$327 million (U.S. $212 million) for its fiscal year through June 30, representing a fourth year of earnings growth.
AirAsia X Airbus A330
AirAsia X Cuts Fleet Growth Plans Again 
AirAsia X is one of the leading proponents of the long-haul, low-cost business model, but the airline has struggled to make it profitable.
Strong Rebound Enables Qantas 787-9 Orders  1
Australian carrier confirms aircraft purchases after reporting dramatic earnings turnaround.
Jetstar Airbus A320
Qantas, JAL Increase Investment In Jetstar Japan 
Each parent carrier has committed to investing another ¥5 billion ($42 million) into Jetstar Japan.

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