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.

U.K. Team To Assist With Thai Safety Upgrade 
The U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority has signed an agreement to help its Thai counterpart improve its safety oversight and address ICAO compliance concerns.
Fee Hike Unlikely To Impact AirAsia Demand 
Malaysian LCC AirAsia’s outlook has been further boosted by projections that revised aviation fee increases will not raise costs significantly and can be passed on to passengers.
ATR: Strong U.S. Dollar Threatens Turboprop Demand 
Exchange rate shifts are having a greater impact on market demand for turboprops than fluctuating oil prices, the head of European manufacturer ATR said.
ATR Targets Japanese Turboprop Market  6
European-based turboprop maker ATR predicts there will be demand for about 100 turboprops in Japan through 2025, and the manufacturer aims to win 70% of these sales opportunities.
Some Post-Quake Service Due Back At Kumamoto Airport 
Japan’s Kumamoto Airport remained closed for a third day on April 18 due to earthquake damage, with a limited number of flights scheduled to resume on April 19.
ATR Targets Lion’s Share Of Japanese Regional Market 
ATR predicts there will be demand for about 100 turboprops in Japan through 2025, and the manufacturer believes it can win a 70% share of the market.
SIA May Be Tempted To Boost Its Virgin Australia Stake 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) could be the most likely candidate to purchase a much greater stake in Virgin Australia, according to a Deutsche Bank analyst report.
Airlines Uneasy As Malaysia Nears Decision On Fee Hikes 
By the end of this week, airlines in Malaysia expect to learn if the country’s regulators have heeded their concerns about proposed hikes to aviation service fees.
AirAsia Puts Financial Jitters To Rest 
AirAsia was forced onto the defensive last year, but since then its management and founders have strengthened the carrier’s financial standing and boosted market confidence.
Airlines Awaiting ‘Satisfactory’ Runway Repairs At Vanuatu 
Australasian airlines have yet to resume service to Vanuatu’s main airport, where emergency repairs begun early in 2016 are ongoing.
Virgin Australia Faces Stakeholder Uncertainty 
The carrier is primarily owned by three foreign airlines, so the potential exit of one would have major ramifications.
Air NZ, Philippine Airlines To Compete On Manila Route 
Air New Zealand is continuing to develop its Pacific Rim strategy with a new direct route to Manila from Auckland, competing with a one-stop service launched recently by Philippine Airlines.
Boeing 747 To Fly Again For Malaysia Airlines 
Malaysia Airlines has confirmed it is recommissioning a parked Boeing 747-400 to cover for other long-haul aircraft during scheduled maintenance.
Korean Faces Contest On New Japanese Route 
Korean Air is expanding its Japanese network with a flight to Okinawa, although the route already has substantial competition from one full-service airline and five LCCs.
Scoot Set To Strengthen SIA Group Operations In India 
Singapore-based LCC Scoot is likely to announce its first three Indian destinations within the next month, further expanding the Singapore Airlines Group’s presence on the subcontinent.

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