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.

Thailand Stops International Flights By 16 Of Its Carriers 
Thai authorities have blocked 16 of the country’s airlines from flying internationally after their air operator’s certificates (AOCs) were not reissued by the Aug. 31 deadline.
Scoot Quashes Reports Of India-Europe Routes 
Singapore-based Scoot has distanced itself from reports that it intends to launch flights between India and Europe.
Boeing, Airbus Betting On 777X, A350 Variants To Meet Qantas Challenge  7
Boeing and Airbus working to meet Qantas challenge to develop an aircraft to fly Sydney-London nonstop
Stopover Changes Mean Qantas Will Exit Dubai 
Qantas has revealed plans to shift its London stopover point from Dubai back to Singapore, which will remove the last of its flights to partner Emirates Airline’s hub.
Stopover Changes Mean Qantas Will Exit Dubai 
Qantas plans to shift its London stopover point back to Singapore from Dubai, which will remove the last of its flights to partner Emirates’ hub.
Asia’s Long-Haul LCCs Strike Challenges Outside Region 
The long-haul, low-cost airline model remains strongest in Asia, but most have struggled to extend routes to other regions.
Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340.
Air Tahiti Nui Plans For A340 Replacement 

Air Tahiti Nui (ATN) is preparing for a major upgrade of its long-haul international fleet, when it will begin the replacement of its Airbus A340s with Boeing 787-9s.

AirAsia Targets Major Fleet Boost Before Year-End 
AirAsia plans to add 23 more Airbus narrowbodies in the second half of this year, as part of its ambitious multiyear fleet expansion.
Qantas Selects Brisbane For Second Wave Of 787-9s 
Qantas Airways has revealed more about how it will use its second wave of Boeing 787-9 deliveries, hinting at the possibility of launching new routes to North America.
Upcoming Sichuan Airlines Carrier Likely To Be Regional 
Sichuan Airlines has agreed with a local government to set up a carrier in the far southwest of China that likely will operate regional aircraft.
New Jetstar CEO Part Of Qantas Executive Shuffle 
A major reshuffle of the Qantas Group’s senior executives means LCC Jetstar will have a new CEO.
Qantas Investigates Ultra-Long-Range Aircraft Prospects  2
Qantas has revealed more about its interest in adding new widebody aircraft types to serve ultra-long-range routes, and announced a major cabin upgrade for its Airbus A380 fleet.
Air Asia X Boosts Profit As Demand Strengthens 
Long-haul LCC AirAsia X (AAX) achieved strong growth in its second quarter profit, as it managed to spur healthy demand despite significant capacity expansion.
Air New Zealand Boosts Capacity In Key Markets 
Air New Zealand has outlined plans to grow capacity in its domestic and international networks in the current fiscal year, predominantly by adding frequency to existing routes.
Airline CEO Calls For Airport Access Reforms  2
Hawaiian’s Dunkerley proposes fresh approach to promote new entrant competition at increasingly congested airports around the world.
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