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.

Thai, Bangkok Airways Deepen Network Cooperation 
Thai Airways has strengthened its relationship with Bangkok Airways, which allows Thai to expand its domestic and short-haul international network and gives Bangkok Airways access to a key trunk route.
ANA Leases 737s To Offset MRJ Delays
All Nippon Airways Holdings plans to lease additional Boeing 737s to help bridge the gap until deliveries of the much-delayed Mitsubishi Regional Jet begin.
SIA, Ethiopian Extend Codeshare Agreement 
The carriers began codesharing on each other’s flights to Dubai in 2011.
Alaska Air Foresees Stronger Payoff From Virgin Merger 
Early signs are promising as Alaska Air Group plots course for Virgin America integration, although some key decisions are still pending.
Asiana Boeing 777-200ER.
Amid Tension, South Korean Carrier Cuts China Capacity 

Asiana Airlines has decided to cut some of its flights to China, in response to falling demand between the two countries due to political tension.

Asia’s MRO Growth Raises Oversupply Fears

In common with many other sectors of the aviation industry, maintenance providers face a balancing act in Asia. While the potential is enormous, the rapid growth of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses in this region is creating a significant risk of oversupply, some industry executives say.

India, Malaysia Revise Bilateral Aviation Agreement 
AirAsia has indicated it will seek to boost its services into India following a new air services agreement between India and Malaysia.
Tighter Australian Screening Impacts Gulf Carriers, Qantas 
Australia has become the latest country to introduce stricter security measures for flights from Middle Eastern cities, although it has not gone as far as banning electronic devices from aircraft cabins.
767 Phaseout Advances Air NZ Fleet Refresh 
Air New Zealand has completed another major step in its fleet renewal program with the retirement of its last Boeing 767s.
AirAsia Establishes JV For New Vietnam LCC 
AirAsia has signaled that Vietnam will be its next target for Southeast Asian market penetration, after signing a deal to set up a joint-venture franchise in that country.
American, Lufthansa Strengthen Ties With Chinese Airlines 
The promise of China’s expanding market has international carriers, including American, Delta and Lufthansa, forging codeshares with key Chinese airlines.
Virgin Australia Prepares For Wi-Fi Trial Phase 
Virgin Australia intends to start onboard high-speed Wi-Fi trials on its first aircraft in April, which will be followed by a rollout to the remainder of its jet fleet.
Alaska Projects Greater Synergies From Virgin Merger 
Alaska Air Group has dramatically boosted the cost and revenue benefits it expects to realize from the integration of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America.
Korean Air, Delta Reveal Transpacific JV Plan 

Korean Air and Delta Air Lines have agreed to deepen their existing codeshare relationship by forming a revenue-sharing joint venture on transpacific routes.

Agreement Could Spur China Growth For Nok Air 
While Nok Air does not yet serve destinations in China's Henan province, it is considering launching flights, a spokeswoman told Aviation Daily.
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