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.

SIA Seeks More LCC Influence With Tiger Takeover 
By purchasing the remaining shares of Tiger, SIA would gain a second wholly owned, Singapore-based LCC subsidiary.
Subsidiaries, Fuel Savings Boost SIA Results 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has seen lower fuel costs and improved results from its subsidiaries outweigh a drop in revenue for the parent carrier in the six months through Sept. 30.
Air New Zealand To Become One Of Largest ATR Operators 
Air New Zealand is ordering 15 ATR 72-600 turboprops, which will mostly replace older ATR aircraft but also accommodate growth on the carrier’s regional network.
Japanese LCCs Expand As New Player Emerges 
Despite some early challenges and false starts, the Japanese low-cost sector is now firmly entrenched. AirAsia is reentering, and others are branching out into new markets.
Limiting Growth Pays Off For Japan Airlines 
The carrier achieved a net profit of ¥103.3 billion ($856.9 million) for the six months through Sept. 30, an increase of almost 30% from the prior year.
AirAsia Philippines Delays IPO Plans 
AirAsia’s Philippine affiliate is reportedly pushing back its plans for...
Japanese LCCs Add Services As New Player Emerges 
AirAsia is finalizing plans to enter the Japanese market early next year, adding new competition for the country’s LCCs as they continue to expand their domestic and international networks.
International Expansion Pays Off For ANA 
Continuing growth in its international operations drove a strong profit boost for All Nippon Airways (ANA) in the six months through Sept. 30, despite increasing pressure on its domestic and cargo sectors.
Garuda To Boost Fleet Total By Year-End 
Garuda Indonesia plans to progress its fleet-modernization program in the fourth quarter, adding new widebodies, narrowbodies and turboprops as older types are retired.
Hawaiian Airlines Targets Fleet Flexibility  1
The delivery of next-generation narrowbody aircraft will bring more flexibility to Hawaiian’s fleet and network plans.
How Engineering Shakeup Has Paid Off For Qantas
Aircraft retirements—accelerated by a restructuring process—have allowed Qantas to consolidate its heavy maintenance facilities, the engineering workforce has been pared back significantly, and efficiency gains have been realized in line maintenance and other areas.
A321neos Will Give Hawaiian New Network Options 
As Hawaiian Airlines reveals more about its medium-term fleet strategy, the carrier says next-generation narrowbodies will give it more flexibility in serving key markets.
Hawaiian Soars Despite International Revenue Headaches 
Despite continuing pressure from weak foreign currencies and fuel-surcharge reductions in international markets, Hawaiian Airlines remains on track for a record annual profit, according to airline executives.
U.S. Airlines Expand Australasian Presence 
The big three U.S. airlines, seeking greater access to Australasian markets, are strengthening their partnerships with airlines in the region.
Hawaiian Reveals Plans For New Premium Cabin 
Hawaiian Airlines is planning a redesign of the premium cabin on its Airbus A330 fleet, which will feature lie-flat business-class seats and an expanded premium-economy section.

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