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.

Virgin Australia Airbus A330.
Virgin Australia Looks For Growth In Hong Kong And China 
Virgin Australia plans to keep its international service focused on the Pacific Rim, despite the ambitions of its nearest rivals to launch ultra-long-haul routes further afield.
Loose Engine Part Damaged Air NZ Trent 1000 
The carrier had two 787 flights cut short this week due to concerns about their Trent 1000 engines.
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9
Air New Zealand Cancels Flights After 787 Groundings 
Air New Zealand is facing significant disruption its international network due to problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Boeing 787-9 fleet.
Airbus Foresees More Traffic For Australasian Hubs 
Airbus predicts there is still potential for strong growth in this region for the next 20 years.
Boeing Looks To Tweak 777-8X Specs For Qantas  61
The airline recently challenged Boeing and Airbus to prove they can develop an aircraft that can operate from the east coast of Australia to London or New York.
Australasian Hubs Primed For Growth, Airbus Says 

There are currently three cities in the region which Airbus classifies as aviation “megacities” with more than 10,000 long-haul passenger movements per day, said Iain Grant, the company’s vice president for Pacific sales.

AirAsia Aiming To Ramp Up Indian Expansion 
The Indian LCC is on target to launch international operations as soon as its fleet reaches 20 aircraft in 2018, the group said in its third-quarter financial report.
AirAsia X To Lease Nine Used A330s In 2018 
AirAsia X has confirmed it will be leasing additional Airbus A330ceos next year, to help bridge the gap until its first A330neos begin arriving late next year.
Virgin Australia Outlines Fleet Wi-Fi Time Line 
Virgin Australia has revealed new details of the rollout of its onboard Wi-Fi service across most of its fleet.
New Leader, Same Strategy For Hawaiian Airlines  1
Hawaiian CEO Mark Dunkerley is retiring after 15 years in leadership roles, although his successor Peter Ingram stresses there will be no change in direction.
Airlines Oppose Malaysian Advance-Screening Fee 
Airline industry groups are urging the Malaysian government not to adopt proposals to charge passengers to cover the cost of advance security screening.
Qantas Reveals New Biofuel Initiatives 
Qantas plans to operate its first biofuel trial flight between the U.S. and Australia next year, and the carrier is also supporting the development of biofuel production in Australia.
Dunkerley, Ingram Stress Continuity In Leadership Change 
Although Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley is leaving the carrier in March, there is unlikely to be any change in strategy or direction when airline veteran Peter Ingram takes over.
Cathay Airbus A330
Cathay To Introduce Wi-Fi In A330s, 777s From 2018 
Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to unveil an extensive onboard Wi-Fi deployment plan, as it looks to introduce the service across its widebody fleet.
Korean Air Boeing 777-F.
Korean Air Predicts Gradual Recovery In China 
Korean Air expects to see demand on its China routes start to rebound in the fourth quarter, following a thaw in the political tensions that have severely dented traffic flows between the two countries.
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