Adrian Schofield

Auckland Bureau Chief

Auckland, New Zealand


Adrian is Auckland bureau chief for Aviation Week, based in New Zealand. He covers commercial aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Adrian was previously based in Aviation Week’s Washington office for nine years, writing for a range of the group’s publications and covering many aspects of the commercial aviation industry. He has won Australasian and international awards for his aviation writing.

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 in 1992.



Daily Memo: Asia’s LCC Orderbooks Remain Largely Intact, For Now

By Adrian Schofield Aug 04, 2021
The era of Asian LCCs outdoing each other with massive narrowbody orders is probably over for the foreseeable future, as digesting their current backlogs will be enough of a challenge.
Airlines & Lessors

Australian Viral Outbreaks Prompt Qantas Furloughs

By Adrian Schofield Aug 03, 2021
Qantas plans to stand down 2,500 of its employees for at least two months.
Airlines & Lessors

JAL Moves Closer To Eliminating Cash Burn

By Adrian Schofield Aug 03, 2021
Japan Airlines is getting to grips with its cash burn which was caused by the onset of the COVID-19 crisis.
Airlines & Lessors