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.

Articles
Seoul Incheon Targets Capacity Expansion 
The first stage of the complex will include a four-bay maintenance hangar and a paint hangar. IIAC will lease land to the maintenance hangar tenant, which will be responsible for its construction and operation.
Airbus A321neo Delivery Delays Affect Cebu Pacific's Growth Plans 
Cebu Pacific is making contingency plans to handle potential further delays to its Airbus A321neo deliveries, which could disrupt the carrier’s fleet and network strategy.
South Korean LCC Newcomer Orders Airbus A320s 
A new LCC startup plans to enter the crowded South Korean market, and has ordered eight Airbus A320s to establish its fleet.
Asia's MRO Surge Could Outstrip Demand
Oversupply risks a possibility throughout the region.
Australian, New Zealand Airlines Form Lobbying Group 
The carriers say they will focus on issues such as airports; taxes and fees; infrastructure; and regulatory reform.
Asia’s MRO Surge Could Outstrip Demand 
The rapid growth of the aircraft maintenance sector in the Asia-Pacific region is creating a significant risk of oversupply, some industry executives say.
HAECO An Early Mover On 787 Heavy Maintenance

Working on next-generation aircraft types is essential for MRO businesses but also presents them with some challenges, according to an executive with Hong Kong-based maintenance giant HAECO.

Korean Government Aims To Boost MRO Industry

The South Korean government is attempting to lure independent MRO operators to establish facilities in this country, and is also launching an effort to set up a maintenance safety database amongst Korean carriers.

ANA, AirAsia Stir Japanese Low-Cost Carrier Market 
A move toward consolidation and the expected entry of a new player could mean significant changes for Japan’s LCCs.
Haeco An Early Mover On 787 Heavy Maintenance 
Working on next-generation aircraft types is essential for MRO businesses, but also presents them with some challenges, according to an executive with Hong Kong-based maintenance giant Haeco.
South Korean Government Aims To Boost MRO Industry 
The South Korean government is attempting to lure independent maintenance, repair and overhaul operators to establish facilities in this country, and is also launching an effort to set up a maintenance safety database amongst South Korean carriers.
Peach Cuts Some Tokyo Narita Routes 
The carrier plans to withdraw from the Tokyo Narita-Okinawa and Narita-Sapporo routes, effective March 26.
Asian LCC Groups Looking At New Long-Haul Routes  2
The AirAsia Group and Singapore Airlines subsidiaries plan network and fleet expansion this year, including forays into European markets.
AirAsia Advances A320neo Deliveries For 2017 
AirAsia has also canceled the remaining A320ceos it ordered directly from Airbus.
Malaysia Airlines Targets More Used Widebody Aircraft  3
Malaysia Airlines Berhad has increased the number of used widebody aircraft it is seeking to add to its fleet to meet medium-term capacity needs.
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