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.

Hawaiian Achieves Strong Traffic, Capacity Hikes 
Hawaiian Airlines is continuing to enjoy healthy demand growth, with solid gains in the first half of the year spurred by a strong second quarter.
JAL Boeing 787-8.
JAL Reveals More International Moves For 2017 
Japan Airlines is adding another flight to the important Tokyo-London market, in addition to other changes it is making to fill out international growth plans for this year.
Thng Named New Vistara CEO 
Leslie Thng is chief commercial officer of SIA subsidiary Budget Aviation Holdings, which is the umbrella company for LCCs Scoot and Tigerair.
Virgin Australia Eyes New Samoan Services 
Virgin Australia is considering launching its own service to Samoa after its joint venture with the Samoan government is terminated in November.
Air New Zealand Unveils Passport-Scanning Feature 
This will mean passengers will not have to manually enter passport information.
Thailand Prepares For ICAO Security Audit 
While Thailand is pushing the ICAO to conduct a follow-up audit to address safety concerns, the agency will first undertake a review of the country’s aviation security.among
Fiji Airways, Samoan Government Set Up Joint Venture
The airline will be renamed Samoa Airways, and will use the certificate of existing turboprop carrier Polynesian Airlines.
Cathay To Buy DHL Stake In Air Hong Kong 
Cathay Pacific has reached an agreement to buy DHL’s minority stake in cargo carrier Air Hong Kong, which would shift it from a joint venture to a full subsidiary of Cathay.
Thai Grounds 787s Due To Engine-Repair Delays 
Thai Airways is grounding some of its Boeing 787-8s, due to delays in fixing engine problems also affecting other operators of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.
Virgin Australia Targets More Hong Kong And China Routes 
Virgin Australia is signaling that it has further ambitions in the greater China market following the July 5 launch of its first flight to Hong Kong.
Cathay Dragon Wins Approval For U.S. Routes 
The U.S. Transportation Department granted the new authorization for one year. However, the carrier did not name prospective routes in its application.
Qantas To Expand Wi-Fi Equipage From September 
Qantas is preparing to begin a broader rollout of its onboard Wi-Fi service, following a successful trial on its first equipped aircraft.
Virgin Australia Signals Quarterly Financial Gains 
Virgin Australia has predicted a year-over-year improvement in its financial performance for the June quarter, with its frequent-flyer program as one of the contributors.
Horizon Ramps Up Pilot-Hiring Efforts 

Alaska Air Group subsidiary Horizon claims its pilot hiring program is on track to address the pilot shortages that have caused it to cancel a large number of flights this summer.

Horizon Hiring More Pilots To Beat Shortage 

Alaska Air Group subsidiary Horizon claims its pilot hiring program is on track to address the pilot shortages that have caused it to cancel a large number of flights this summer.

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