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.

Report Predicts ICAO Safety Downgrade For Thailand 
The ICAO ruling, based on a Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP) audit, is expected on June 18, following a review of actions taken by the Thai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to address safety concerns raised by ICAO.
Cathay Names New Leader For Rebounding Cargo Unit 
Cargo is a major boon to Cathay’s business. Cargo Director James Woodrow is leaving Cathay to head China Navigation Company, which is also in the Swire Group.
Korean LCC T’way Gains Access To Guam 
The airline plans to begin serving Guam with a daily flight from Seoul, beginning around July 15. The carrier filed its application with the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) in February, asking for broader approval to serve U.S. destinations.
American Deal Boosts Qantas Position In Transpacific Market 
American plans to introduce a Los Angeles-Sydney flight in December, allowing Qantas to move some of its flights from the route to open a new service between Sydney and San Francisco.
ANA Still Not Interested In Skymark’s A330s 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) confirms that it has no plans to take over Skymark Airlines’ unwanted Airbus A330 leases.
Air New Zealand, Air India Ink Codeshare Deal 
Neither airline serves each other’s country directly, although they do serve some third-country airports that would be good connecting points between their home markets.
AirAsia X Predicts Return To Profitability This Year 
AirAsia X senior executives say they are optimistic the carrier will return to the black, due to positive trends they are seeing in passenger demand and financial performance so far this year.
Air New Zealand Predicts Transit Gains From New Routes  2
Transpacific expansion and an extensive airport lounge renovation project are in play at Air New Zealand.
Mueller Oversees Malaysia Airlines Rebirth 
New manager Christoph Mueller ushering in big changes to revive fortunes of Malaysia Airlines, viewing it as a startup opportunity.
Virgin Australia-Delta Partnership Boosts Competition, Watchdog Says 
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) plans to extend the authority for the two carriers to cooperate on routes between the U.S. and Australia, and on domestic routes beyond their respective gateways.
Domestic Cabotage Proposal Fades In Australia 
Andrew Robb, Australia’s trade minister, had been pushing such a policy, which would permit overseas carriers to fly between domestic points north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
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