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.

U.S. Downgrades Thailand To Category 2 
The FAA has downgraded Thailand’s aviation safety rating, a move widely expected following audits of the Thai regulator by the U.S. agency and ICAO.
Pilot Actions Contributed To AirAsia Crash, Report Says 
Indonesian safety officials have found a repetitive malfunction to be the original cause of problems for an Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 that crashed in December, though the inability of the pilots to control an upset situation appears to be a critical factor.
Garuda Plans New Orders, Cautious Fleet Growth 
The airline is finalizing a 10-year blueprint that will include either 787s or A350s, but may defer some other orders.
AirAsia Takes Earnings Hit From Indonesian Affiliate 
AirAsia reported a hefty third-quarter net loss as it absorbed results from its struggling affiliates, though the carrier is optimistic about its outlook based on improving operating profits.
Larger Turboprops To Spur PNG Air Expansion 
PNG Air is planning a major fleet overhaul, thanks to a delivery of ATR 72-600s, with the new aircraft allowing it to boost capacity, introduce business class and expand its air freight operation.
Early Boeing 787 Operators Apply Fixes To Improve Reliability  14
A typical Boeing 787 user is LAN Airlines of Chile, which experienced early service issues but is now using the twin jet on a wide range of routes and enjoying improved dispatch reliability.
Cebu Plans U.S. Market Entry 
Philippine LCC Cebu Pacific confirms it is launching its first U.S. service—to Guam—in March 2016.
Asia-Pacific To Be Key Market For New ATR Variants 
Manufacturer ATR foresees a strong market in the Asia-Pacific region for the two latest versions of its ATR 72-600: a freight and passenger combi option, and a high-density variant.
Boeing 787’s Operating Economics Enable Long-Haul Low-Cost Carriers 
Air Canada recently told investors that when it switched from the 767 to the 787-8 between Toronto and Tel Aviv, the airline was able to carry 31% more passengers while using 3% less fuel.
Emirates In No Rush To Use New Australia Rights 
Emirates Airline says it is not yet looking to boost its services to Australia, despite a new deal between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Australia that allows airlines of both countries more access.
Air NZ Halfway Through 787 Deliveries 
Air New Zealand is continuing to expand its ...
Garuda 10-Year Plan To Include A350 Or 787 Order 
The 10-year plan is expected to be completed by the end of the year, Garuda CEO Arif Wibowo told Aviation Daily at the recent annual assembly of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.
AAPA Puts Spotlight On Turboprop Safety 
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has introduced a safety forum specifically for turboprop operators, a move prompted by the growing interest in these aircraft by Asian carriers.
SIA To Consider Third Nonstop U.S. Route 
Singapore Airlines (SIA) expects the addition of seven of the ultra-long-range (ULR) version of the Airbus A350 will enable it to reveal an additional nonstop U.S. route, aside from those it has already announced.
Looming Issues Temper Outlook For Asian Airlines  2
Despite improving profits, cargo weakness and other issues remain a concern for the Asia-Pacific airline industry.

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