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Adrian Schofield

Senior Air Transport Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Adrian is a senior air transport editor 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.

Jetstar Pilots Seek Permission For Strike Ballot 
A union representing Jetstar pilots is asking regulators for permission to ballot its members to gain approval for strike action.
Cathay Pacific Defers Orders To Reduce 2020 Fleet Growth 
The Cathay Pacific Group will defer some aircraft deliveries and accelerate the retirement of others as it responds to a sharp drop in demand caused by the civil unrest in Hong Kong.
AirAsia X Tightens Capacity As Net Loss Widens 
AirAsia X remained firmly in the red for the 2019 third quarter, as the carrier addressed tough market conditions by keeping its fleet growth in check.
Korean Consortium Named As Preferred Bidder For Asiana 
A consortium including Korea’s Hyundai Development Co. has been selected as the preferred bidder to take control of Asiana Airlines.
Malaysia Vows Action To Regain FAA Safety Rating 
Malaysia’s aviation authorities are preparing to take the steps needed to convince the U.S. FAA to restore Malaysia’s aviation safety rating.
Qantas Sets New Carbon-Neutral Growth Goal 
Qantas has unveiled ambitious new emission reduction targets and several other measures as it looks to ramp up its sustainability efforts.
Cathay Pacific Earmarks A321neos For Hong Kong Express 
Cathay Pacific has decided to divert half of the group’s Airbus A321neo orders to its subsidiary Hong Kong Express, representing a major vote of confidence in the newly-acquired LCC.
Qatar Airways, IndiGo Agree To Codeshare Partnership 
Qatar Airways and Indian LCC IndiGo have signed a limited codeshare agreement, which could pave the way for a broader partnership in the future.
Virgin Australia Reveals Network, Fleet Cuts After Review 
Virgin Australia has announced significant network cuts and the retirement of more of its older aircraft as the company initiates adjustments to improve its financial health.
Hong Kong Airlines Cuts Capacity As Challenges Grow 
Hong Kong Airlines is further reducing its network and suspending a long-haul route in response to increasingly tough market conditions.
JAL Looks To Cut Costs As Demand Slows 
Japan Airlines (JAL) is launching a cost-cutting initiative in response to a weaker revenue environment that contributed to a half-year profit decline.
Three Qantas 737NGs Found To Have Pickle Fork Cracks 
Qantas has grounded three of its Boeing 737NGs after discovering hairline cracks in the pickle fork structure of the aircraft during inspections.
New Deliveries Will Spur Korean Air Fleet Refresh 
The arrival of new narrowbody types and additional 787s will spur the next phase of Korean Air’s fleet renewal and will also enable network development plans.
ANA Adjusts Hong Kong Flights As Demand Drops 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has become the latest carrier to reduce its service to Hong Kong, as the protests in that city take a significant toll on demand.
South Korea’s Air Premia Startup Orders Five 787-9s 
South Korean startup carrier Air Premia already is taking steps to grow its Boeing 787 fleet, even before operating its first scheduled service.

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