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.

Air New Zealand To Introduce Wi-Fi, Starting With Jets 
Air New Zealand is the latest carrier to announce plans to offer onboard Internet, and expects proving flights with the technology to begin in the second half of 2017.
Air New Zealand Boosts Emissions Commitments 
Air New Zealand aims to increase its participation in carbon-offsetting programs as part of its ambitious sustainability agenda, both domestically and internationally.
Mitsubishi Tells ANA MRJ May Be Delayed Again 
The Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ may be delayed beyond its latest, mid-2018 target for first delivery, the company has told launch customer All Nippon Airways.
Mitsubishi Warns MRJ May Be Delayed Again 
The Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ may be delayed beyond its latest, mid-2018 target for first delivery, the company has told launch customer All Nippon Airways.
Cebu Pacific And AirAsia X Delay Start Of Honolulu Flights 
Asian LCCs will not be starting service to Honolulu this year as planned, although they could still launch the flights next year.
Airline Profits May Be Vulnerable, IATA Says 
Passenger growth is showing signs of peaking, as IATA looks for new ways to sustain airline earnings.
SIA Adds Jakarta, Sydney Flights; Extends Virgin Alliance 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is introducing new flights that will boost its presence in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Sydney, two of the carrier’s most important markets.
Long-Haul 787s Create New Options For Scoot 
Scoot is due to get four additional Boeing 787-8s in 2017, Lee said. Unlike its existing 787s, the new aircraft will have crew-rest areas and other features needed for true long-haul flights.
IATA Approves High Performance Organizations Finance Initiative 
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has made the transformation of airline finance divisions one of its major objectives, after gaining broad industry support for the initiative.
Hawaiian Eyes Airbus A380 
Rival carrier All Nippon Airways this year announced plans to acquire three A380s for service to Honolulu.
IATA: Airline Industry Profits May Soften 
While the global airline industry is set for another strong profit this year, there are indications that its financial improvement could be slowing.
Singapore Airlines Boosts Australia–NZ Network 
The capital cities of Australia and New Zealand will have dramatically expanded international access, thanks to a new Singapore Airlines route that serves both points.
Virgin, Etihad Tweak Long-Haul Combinations 
Virgin Australia plans to add two international routes to its network in 2015, using aircraft freed up from domestic changes, as well as the switching of some long-haul services to its partner Etihad Airways.
Cargo Demand Strengthens For Cathay, SIA 
Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines are continuing to show signs of improving cargo demand, although concerns persist about weakness on the passenger side.
AirAsia X Plans Istanbul, London Flights 
Air Asia X (AAX) has given its strongest signal yet that it intends to launch a flight to Istanbul.

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