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.

United Temporarily Suspends NZ Flight 
United Airlines will be one of the first carriers to step back from the wave of new international capacity that has been introduced in the New Zealand market.
ANA Boosts Fleet Through 787-9 Additions 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) achieved strong growth of its fleet and network in 2016.
Vietnam Airlines Boosts Profit As Fleet Expands 
Vietnam Airlines is continuing to strengthen its profits as it grows its fleet and lists its shares for the first time.
AirAsia’s Philippine Affiliate Eyes India Market 
Philippines AirAsia is seeking regulatory approval to launch its first flight to India.
Asian Airlines See More Signs Of Cargo Improvement 
New data released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) shows a promising uptick in international cargo demand for Asian carriers.
Many Challenges Loom For Asia-Pacific Airlines 
Airport congestion and financial worries accompany airlines’ dramatic growth rate.
Asian LCCs Face Growth Hurdles 
Northeast Asia, and particularly China, could hold the key to future expansion.
New Qantas Route Will Reduce UK Flight Times 
Qantas could cut 1-3 hr. off its current flight times from major Australian cities to the UK, thanks to its proposed Perth-London flight due to begin in March 2018.
Thailand, ICAO Commit To Resolve Safety Concerns 
Thai authorities in 2017 will attempt to prove to the ICAO that they have addressed safety concerns regarding the country’s aviation oversight.
ICAO Proposals Could Ease MRO Oversight Headaches
ICAO is developing a series of regulatory changes aimed at reducing the plethora of duplicative oversight and certifications required by approved maintenance organizations (AMOs).
Australian Regulator Intends To Reject Charter Deal 
Australia’s competition watchdog has tentatively rejected a proposal by Virgin Australia and Alliance Aviation Services to form a partnership covering charter operations.
Pilot Strike Forces Korean Air Cancellations 
Korean Air is canceling several international and domestic flights this week due to a strike by some of its pilots.
SIA Adds Frequencies To Summer Schedule 
Singapore Airlines is boosting its presence in key Australian markets in its schedule for the next northern summer season.
Korean MRO Project Looks For Anchor Tenant 
A major MRO development in South Korea is seeking new partners, after the airline slated to be the cornerstone tenant withdrew from the project.
Tigerair Taiwan Confronts Growth Constraints 
Congestion and lack of airport access in key markets is complicating network growth plans for LCC Tigerair Taiwan.
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