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.

AirAsia India CEO Abrol Returns To Group Role 
The head of AirAsia’s Indian joint venture is stepping down to return to the group’s Malaysian headquarters.
Asiana Deploys Airbus A350s On More Routes 
South Korean carrier Asiana is deploying Airbus A350-900s on an increasing number of its long-haul routes as more of these aircraft are delivered.
Qantas Orders More Boeing 787s, Speeding 747 Phaseout 
Qantas has converted six more options for Boeing 787-9s to firm orders, which will allow it to retire its remaining 747-400s a few years earlier than planned.
Authorities Signal Denial Of Qantas-Air Niugini Codeshare 
Australian regulators intend to reject an application by Qantas to renew and extend its codeshare partnership with New Guinea’s largest carrier Air Niugini.
Tigerair Pilots Warn Of Industrial Action 
Australian LCC Tigerair faces the prospect of schedule disruption as its pilots plan limited industrial action over a long-running contract dispute.
Airline Fleet Analysis: ANA’s Additions Outweigh Retirements 
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) Group is adding 25 aircraft to its fleet over the next 11 months, as it continues to take delivery of new-generation models to refresh and expand its fleet.
ANA Achieves Record Annual Profit 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Holdings achieved another strong profit rise for the financial year ending March 31, driven mainly by a sharp increase in international revenue.
Vietjet Forecasts Higher Profits For 2018 
Vietnamese LCC Vietjet is targeting further gains in profitability this year.
JAL’s Annual Net Profit Weakens 
Japan Airlines (JAL) Group’s net profit for its financial year ending March 31 dropped 17.5% year-over-year (YOY), although it saw a 2.5% rise in its operating profit for the same period.
Vietnam Airlines Boosts First-Quarter Profit 
Vietnam Airlines once again achieved strong profit growth in the three months through March 31, with its performance exceeding its own projections for the period.
Airlines Call For Intervention In Australian Airport Pricing 
A new report highlights surging profits for Australia’s major airports, spurring debate between airline and airport groups about whether greater price regulation is needed.
Air New Zealand Leases Aircraft To Cover For Boeing 787s 
Air New Zealand has agreed to lease an Airbus A340 from Portugal-based Hi Fly to help cover for Boeing 787-9s affected by issues with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.
CFM56 Inspections Do Not Significantly Impact Asia-Pacific Region 
Most of the major Asia-Pacific carriers are not affected by an emergency requirement for inspection of CFM56-7B engines on Boeing 737s, although some are subject to a less urgent inspection timeframe.
NokScoot Plans New Phase Of International Expansion 
Thai long-haul LCC NokScoot is preparing to launch its first route to Japan, part of the carrier’s plans to expand its fleet and international network this year.
Air New Zealand Grounds Two Boeing 787s After Engine Inspections 

Air New Zealand has been forced to ground two of its Boeing 787-9s for what could be an extended period after some of the 787 fleet’s engines failed inspections directed by safety regulators.

Four of the carrier’s Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines have had to be sent to a Rolls facility in Singapore for repairs, an airline spokesperson told Aviation Daily.

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