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.

Major Japanese Carriers See Stronger Full-Year Profits 
Japan’s two major airlines have boosted their profit guidance for the fiscal year through March 31, in part due to strong performance on their international networks.
HK Express Selects Li As Next President 
Hong Kong Express has named a senior executive from its sister carrier Hong Kong Airlines as its new president.
Yield Pressure Cramping Asian Airline Margins 
While Asia-Pacific airlines are experiencing strong passenger growth and robust cargo demand, persistent yield weakness is constraining collective profitability, the region’s major airline industry group said.
Thai Airways Eyes U.S. If Restrictions Ease 
As the ICAO lifts Thailand’s safety warning, Thai Airways looks to add flights to the U.S. and boost North Asian services.
Boeing 777 in Thai Airways' livery.
Thai Airways Close To Finalizing Order Decision 
Thai Airways is in the final stages of assessing its options for major new aircraft orders, even while it is still receiving more widebodies from existing orders.
Garuda Wants To Defer Aircraft Deliveries By 2-3 Years 
The carrier wants to defer orders for Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus A330-900s and ATR 72-600s in order to improve its finances.
Korean Air May See First CS300 This Year  9
Korean Air is confident it will receive its first Bombardier C Series aircraft this year or early next, after its timetable was affected by program delays.
ANA Boeing 767
ANA Studies Option Of Moving 767s To LCCs 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is considering transferring some of its Boeing 767s to LCC subsidiaries Peach and Vanilla Air.
Thai Airways Targets U.S. Return In Late 2018 
Thai Airways hopes to be able to relaunch flights to the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2018, if the FAA restores Thailand’s aviation safety rating as expected.
China Airlines Airbus A350
China Airlines Expects To Finalize Narrowbody Order Soon  7
China Airlines intends to make a choice on a new narrowbody aircraft order by the end of this year, a senior executive told Aviation Daily.
Indonesia Emerges As One Of Asia’s MRO Hotspots 
The planned expansion of MRO facilities in Indonesia and elsewhere in the region will be key to handling Asia’s aircraft boom.
Malaysia Airlines Names Izham Ismail As New CEO 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has named company veteran Izham Ismail as its next group CEO, accelerating the carrier’s plan to have a Malaysian take over the top job after restructuring.
Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330.
Hawaiian Bullish On JAL Joint Venture Prospects 
Hawaiian Airlines is confident that it will be able to make a sufficiently strong case to U.S. and Japanese regulators to win approval for its proposed joint venture with Japan Airlines (JAL).
No Interference From Government, Bellew Says 
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) CEO Peter Bellew has quickly dismissed speculation that political interference was a factor in his decision to leave the carrier to rejoin Ryanair.
CUA Boeing 737
LCC China United Airlines Boosts Parent’s Profit 
China Eastern Airlines’ LCC subsidiary China United Airlines (CUA) is proving to be a positive contributor to the parent company’s bottom line, a senior executive says.
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