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.

Articles
Vanilla Air To Pause Expansion Until FY2016 
The carrier intends to boost its Tokyo Narita-Hong Kong flights from daily to twice-daily frequency beginning Feb. 21, but this may be its last expansion for some time.
SIA Adds More 777s, A330s To Fleet 
This week SIA took delivery of its 24th Boeing 777-300ER, and is due to receive another by the end of March, an airline spokesman says.
Cuts Yield Promising Results For AirAsia Spinoffs 
Although rapid growth has been one of the hallmarks of AirAsia, some of the carriers within the group have been scaling back growth or downsizing, in order to strengthen their bottom lines.
Currency Headaches Drive Korean Air Into Red 
The carrier slumped to a KRW272 billion ($247.5 million) net loss for the fourth quarter and a KRW458 deficit for the full year.
Ito Assumes Chairman Role At ANA Holdings 
Longtime airline leader Shinichiro Ito is moving up to the chairman’s role, and Shinya Katanozaka is replacing him as president and CEO.
Cebu Pushes For More Rights To Australian Market 
Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific is lobbying regulators for more Australian frequencies—including some held by rival Philippine Airlines (PAL)—to support its growth plans in this market.
SIA Cuts Passenger Fuel Surcharges 
The surcharges—which vary according to distance and travel class—will be cut by 10-26%. The reduction will amount to between $5-$83.
SIA Holds Firm On Fuel Surcharges 
SIA says it “regularly reviews” its fuel surcharge levels, although it has not made a major adjustment following the dramatic drop in world oil prices.
PAL Boosts North American Offering With WestJet Deal 
PAL will codeshare on select WestJet domestic flights from Vancouver and Toronto, effectively doubling the number of North American destinations it can sell.
Asiana Commits To A321neo Order 
The carrier signed a letter of intent for the new aircraft, which will reportedly be delivered in 2019-25.
Peach To Challenge Rival LCCs With Narita Hub 
Japanese carrier Peach is making a major move in the country’s burgeoning low-cost carrier (LCC) sector by building a hub operation at Tokyo Narita International Airport, taking on three other LCCs in their home base.
Jetstar Pilots Agree To Wage Freeze In Contract Deal 
The Australia-based Jetstar pilots staunchly opposed the concessions that Qantas had sought, so the agreement marks a significant win.
 
Blogs
Mar 2, 2015
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1969: The Concorde's Hopeful First Flight 2

On March 2, 1969, Aviation Week’s Donald Fink was on hand to witness the first flight of the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde in Toulouse, France....More
Mar 1, 2015
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U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions 3

"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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NavWeek: Running With the Pac

The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 27, 2015
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Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More
Feb 26, 2015
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France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 25, 2015
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Inside The Roc's Lair 18

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California...More
Feb 25, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Lockheed Martin U-2 (1999)

In 1999 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief reached the highest altitude he had ever flown, in a U-2. Read his pilot report....More

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