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.

Hong Kong Access Eased For Philippine Carriers 
The current agreement allots to Philippine carriers 15,000 seats weekly on Hong Kong-Manila routes; under the new deal, this allocation will double.
China Eastern To Introduce Auckland Flights 
China Eastern plans to launch seasonal service to New Zealand in December, becoming the second Chinese carrier to serve that country.
The airline will operate nonstop flights from Shanghai to Auckland International Airport between Dec. 9 and March 28, using Airbus A330-200s. According to the airport, China Eastern initially will operate four flights weekly, then move to daily service beginning Jan. 16.
Air New Zealand already serves the Auckland-Shanghai route.
Industry Changes Spur Transition For SkyWest 
SkyWest, the U.S.’s largest regional carrier, keeps its focus on adapting to partners’ needs.
Opinion: Qantas Raises Stakes In Transpacific Competition 
When a Qantas A380 landed at Dallas/Fort Worth for the first time, it marked the latest escalation in the hotly contested market between North America and Australasia.
Vietnam Airlines Looks To ANA As Potential Investor 
Foreign investors are sought by Vietnam Airlines as it makes plans to bolster its fleet
China Eastern To Introduce Auckland Flights 
The airline will operate nonstop flights from Shanghai to Auckland International Airport between Dec. 9 and March 28, using Airbus A330-200s.
ANA, PAL Reach Codeshare Agreement 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has signed a partnership deal with Philippine Airlines (PAL), which will see them codesharing in the important Japan-Philippines market.
Virgin Australia Boosts Delta, SAA Code Shares 
The Australian carrier is following a long-established strategy of building up its international network primarily through partnerships with other airlines.
Qantas Engineers Expected To Accept Wage-Freeze Deal 
The Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) has reached a tentative deal with Qantas over the contract proposal and will put it to ballot next week.
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Oct 30, 2014

Daylight Reveals Post-Antares Damage At Wallops

NASA’s Wallops Incident Response Team has reported on its initial assessment following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia....More
Oct 30, 2014

Gabon Buys 12 Aravis

Gabon has become the third client for the 4x4 Aravis made by French defence company Nexter, after signing a contract on 29 October to procure 12 of these 12.5 ton heavily armoured vehicles....More
Oct 29, 2014

Poland and Germany Deepen Army Cooperation

Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a statement of intent to increase Polish-German army cooperation on the fringes of the annual Bundeswehr conference in Berlin on 29 October. German Ministry of Defense photo by Thomas Imo...More
Oct 28, 2014

Virtual Training

The Euronaval show in Paris this week is not one where one expects to see demonstrations of people wearing strange electronic gadgets and sensors. That is usually reserved for homeland security shows such as Milipol or air-land shows such as Eurosatory....More
Oct 28, 2014

Turnkey Not Smorgasbord

In the competition for the most futuristic looking vessel at the Euronaval show being held this week in Paris I would put the clear front runner as the Fast Attack Craft on the Saab stand....More

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