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
JAL Chairman: Haneda Has Short-Term Supply Excess 
The rapid expansion of international slots at Tokyo Haneda Airport has created a temporary supply imbalance, although more growth at Tokyo’s airports will still be needed in the future, Japan Airlines Chairman Masaru Onishi said.
Fiji Airways Selects 737 MAX For Fleet Renewal
The carrier operates four 737-800s and a 737-700. Its new 737s are scheduled to arrive in 2018–19, and will be subject to a sale-leaseback arrangement with GE Capital Aviation Services.
Qantas Raises Stakes In London Route Dispute 
Qantas has revealed it is considering multiple European routes from Perth Airport, but only if the airport agrees to its conditions for starting a Perth–London service.
ANA Plans Slower Capacity Growth 
While ANA is still finalizing its plans for the next fiscal year through March 2018, the growth target will be about the same as this year’s, officials said.
Peach Targets Fleet Growth With Airbus Order 
Japanese LCC Peach is boosting its fleet expansion plans with a new order for Airbus narrowbody aircraft, a move that also helps the manufacturer’s push into the Japanese market.
AAPA: Asian Airline Health Remains Robust 
Although some Asian carriers are seeing pressure on revenue, they still are set up to achieve solid financial performance this year, the region’s major airline group said.
PAL Eyes U.S. Routes For A350s 
Although Philippine Airlines (PAL) does not intend to add any more U.S. routes next year, the arrival of Airbus A350s in 2018 will allow the launch of new services to this market.
Malaysia Airlines Assesses A330 Replacement 
The carrier confirmed it needs to assess replacement options for some of its Airbus A330s, and is looking at aircraft such as A330neos, A350s or Boeing 787s.
Qantas Begins Flight Tests For Wi-Fi Product 
Qantas has revealed more detail about the installation of its proposed onboard Wi-Fi service.
Nok Air Losses Continue Mounting 
Nok has previously had to cut its schedule and aircraft utilization rates to match lower pilot numbers.
PNG Air Details Turboprop Fleet Moves 
New Guinea carrier PNG Air’s plan to expand its fleet of ATR turboprops will allow it to continue replacing older aircraft, grow capacity and target short-haul international routes.
Revenue Challenges Erode Asian Airline Profits  2
While most Asia-Pacific full-service carriers are still in the black, in several cases their profits are shrinking significantly.
Asiana Earmarks Routes For Last A380s 
The delivery of the last of Asiana Airlines’ Airbus A380 orders will allow the carrier to upgauge services on some key international routes.
Improved Demand Helps Asiana Reverse Loss 
Asiana’s improvement bucked the trend of many other Asia-Pacific regional carriers, which have been reporting weaker profits for the September quarter.
SIA Group: Tigerair Adopting Scoot Brand 
The Singapore Airlines (SIA) group plans to complete the integration of its two LCC subsidiaries by placing them under a single brand and operating license.
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