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.

Thales Deal Advances Australia’s OneSky ATC Upgrade 
Australian authorities have completed an important procedural step in their efforts to develop a new air traffic control (ATC) system that will cover the country’s civil and defense needs.
GTF Issues Cloud Hawaiian’s A321neo Delivery Schedule 

Hawaiian Airlines acknowledged it is experiencing a further operational and planning disruption because of Airbus A321neo delivery delays related to issues with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engine.

The carrier has had to remove two seasonal flights from its summer schedule and defer the start of a new route because of the A321neo delays. Hawaiian currently operates two A321neos, but was relying on further deliveries to start the affected flights.

Thai AirAsia Airbus A320
Tourism Increase Spurs Expansion For Thai AirAsia 
International travelers to Thailand increased by 9% in 2017 to 35.4 million, and the Thai government projects the total will rise to more than 37 million this year.
Jetstar Airbus A321
Qantas Commits To 18 A321LR Deliveries For Jetstar 

The Qantas Group has confirmed it will take delivery of 18 Airbus A321neo long-range (A321LR) aircraft beginning in mid-2020, which will be used by its Jetstar LCC subsidiary for fleet replacement and growth.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9
Air New Zealand To Fly 787 To Taipei 
Air New Zealand plans to launch a nonstop flight from Auckland to Taipei, Taiwan, as the latest step in its strategy of growing its Pacific Rim destinations.
AirAsia X Airbus A320
AirAsia X Plans Fleet Expansion Following Q4 Profit 
Long-haul LCC AirAsia X is targeting further fleet and network growth this year, supported by healthy improvement in the carrier’s financial performance.
Asia-Pacific Proves Fertile Ground For New Widebody Versions  2
Major Asia-Pacific carriers are playing pivotal roles in the debut of new aircraft variants such as Boeing’s 787-10 and Airbus’ A350-900ULR and A350-1000.
Qantas-Emirates Reauthorization Gets Initial Approval 
Australian regulators have given draft approval to the renewal of the partnership between Qantas and Emirates, with some conditions revised.
Emirates Boeing 777-300ER
Emirates Adds New 777 Route In New Zealand Reshuffle 
Emirates is launching a new route from Dubai to Auckland via Bali, Indonesia, as the second stage of the carrier’s overhaul of its New Zealand services.
Air New Zealand’s Widebody RFP Expected This Year 
Air New Zealand is preparing a formal request for proposals (RFP) for Boeing and Airbus for aircraft that could meet carrier’s ambition to fly nonstop from Auckland to the U.S. East Coast.
Singapore Airlines Overcomes Rising Fuel Prices, Yield Pressure 

Singapore Airlines (SIA) managed to achieve strong earnings growth in the three months ended Dec. 31, despite rising fuel prices and continuing yield pressure.

Hong Kong Express Predicts Major A320neo Delivery Delays 
Hong Kong Express is expecting significant delays to the delivery of its remaining Airbus A320neo orders due to further problems with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines.
Japanese LCCs Plan Next Wave Of Growth 
Japan-based low-cost carriers are planning to grow their fleets and expand to new international markets.
Jetstar Japan Plans Return To Fleet Growth 
Rival Japanese LCCs are also planning fleet growth over the next few years.
Airbus A350-1000 Tour Chases Asia-Pacific, Middle East Sale 
Airbus hopes to generate more sales for its A350-1000 among Asia-Pacific airlines as it continues a 12-country tour through the Middle East and Asia-Pacific with one of the test aircraft, partly to showcase the aircraft in potential markets.
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