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.

Experts See Longer-Term Threats To Airline Profitability 
While the immediate outlook for the airline industry remains promising, influential industry observers say that warning signs are evident.
Mergers, Growth Predicted For Second-Tier Lessors 
The recent trend of consolidation will likely continue, said Barry Flannery, CFO of lessor SMBC Aviation Capital, during a panel discussion at the ISTAT Asia conference in Hong Kong.
Nok Air Shifts Emphasis To International Ops 
Nok has eight 737 MAX aircraft on order, with four to be delivered in 2018 and four in 2019.
Neo Delays Complicate Hong Kong Express Fleet Replacement 
Hong Kong Express is aiming to upgauge its fleet through new deliveries of Airbus narrowbody aircraft, although its plans have been disrupted by production problems.
SpiceJet Considers Economics Of Widebody Aircraft  4
The airline does have options for 50 Boeing aircraft that could be exercised as 737 MAX aircraft or widebody aircraft.
Hong Kong Leader Highlights Aircraft-Lessor Incentives 
Proposed new tax rules for aircraft lessors should help Hong Kong’s drive to develop into a base for the leasing sector, said C.Y. Leung, the Chinese special administrative region’s chief executive.
Divergent Growth Paths For Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways 
Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways remain on differing fleet and profit growth tracks in updates to midterm plans.
Thai Airways Gains New Operating Certificate 
Thai authorities have achieved a major milestone in their efforts to recertify the country’s airlines, with leading international carrier Thai Airways being awarded its new air operator’s certificate.
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Jetstar A320 Refit Adds Capacity To Short-Haul Fleet 
Jetstar Airways is planning a cabin refresh for its fleet of Airbus A320s operating in the Australian and New Zealand markets, with the new design allowing an extra row of seats.
Cathay Leases 747-8Fs As Cargo Market Strengthens 
Cathay already operates 14 -8Fs, having received the last of its current orders in August 2016. Three of this fleet are owned, with the other 11 operated under finance leases.
Qantas Predicts Healthy Profit Despite Decline 
Qantas is forecasting another strong profit for its fiscal year through June 30, as international market conditions faced by the carrier improve.
ICAO Considers Reviewing Thailand’s Air Safety Rating 
ICAO is signaling that it is willing to conduct another safety audit in Thailand this year. Its results could lead to the removal of restrictions on the country’s airlines.
ICAO Plans To Reassess Thai Safety Problems 
Thailand’s efforts to recertify its airlines raises the prospect of ICAO removing its safety red flag this year.
Hawaiian Rolls Out New Aircraft Livery And Logo Design 
Hawaiian Airlines has revealed a new livery and logo, and could have as many as seven aircraft displaying the redesign by year-end.
Garuda Indonesia Keeps Fleet Size Stable To Offset Deliveries 
Garuda Indonesia expects its aircraft fleet total to remain relatively stable through the remainder of this year, with new deliveries largely offset by retirements and lease returns.
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