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.

ANA, Jetstar Japan Plan International Moves 
Following its dramatic expansion at Tokyo Haneda this year, ANA is preparing for its next wave of international growth from the city’s Narita Airport.
Air New Zealand Adds South America To Network 

Air New Zealand plans to launch its first service to South America with a flight to Buenos Aires, coupled with a new codeshare agreement with Aerolineas Argentinas.

The three weekly flights begin in December 2015, using a Boeing 777-200ER. The extra 777 capacity will presumably be freed up when Air New Zealand takes more Boeing 787-9 deliveries in the second half of 2015.

PAL, Cebu Oppose New Round Of Negotiations With UAE 
Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific—usually rivals—issued a joint statement to “reiterate our appeal against holding a new round of bilateral air negotiations with the United Arab Emirates in the near future.”
AirAsia X Eyes 2018 Growth Phase With A330neo Order 
The new firm order follows a memorandum of understanding (MOU) announced during the July 2014 Farnborough International Airshow.
Virgin Australia Upgrades New Zealand-Australia Fleet 
The upgrade will apply to the 10 Boeing 737-800s in Virgin’s New Zealand-based unit.
Garuda Selects Wibowo To Replace Satar As CEO 
Arif Wibowo, a well-known airline executive who is currently CEO of Garuda’s low-cost subsidiary Citilink, will assume the leadership of Garuda.
Air New Zealand Adds South America To Network 
The three weekly flights begin in December 2015, using a Boeing 777-200ER.
ANA To Improve Latin American Links Via New Houston Service 
The Houston flights will use Boeing 777-300ERs beginning June 12, and will provide ANA with more connections to U.S. and Latin American destinations.
ANA Earmarks 787-9 Deliveries For International Fleet 
ANA is the world’s largest operator of 787s, and has taken delivery of 33 of the 80 it has ordered.
Scoot To Launch Melbourne Flights With 787 
Scoot is due to receive its first 787 later this month, and it expects to have 11 of the aircraft by the end of March 2016.
Qantas Forecasts Impressive Earnings Rebound 

Qantas has issued new profit guidance that would represent a remarkable reversal of financial fortunes for the airline, and its best half-yearly figures since 2010.

Dec 23, 2014

Europeans Plan Joint Tanker Transport Fleet

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