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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.

Hawaiian Airlines, JAL Seek To Address DOT’s ATI Concerns 
Hawaiian Airlines is putting together arguments it hopes will convince U.S. authorities to reverse an earlier ruling and allow the airline to form a joint venture with Japan Airlines (JAL).
Air New Zealand Reveals Newark Route, Cuts London Service 
Air New Zealand has announced it will launch nonstop flights to New York in October next year, and at the same time will cut its long-running Los Angeles-London service.
Qantas Moves Closer To Project Sunrise Decision 
Qantas completes the first trial flight of its proposed “Project Sunrise” ultra-long-haul services, but is yet to decide to officially launch such routes.
Airline Industry Sees Constrained Pilot Supply, But No Crisis  3
While commercial airlines, in general, are facing a pilot shortage worldwide, the situation varies greatly across regions.
Air Tahiti Nui Fleet Transition Yields Advantages, CEO Says 
Air Tahiti Nui (ATN) has completed the transition of its widebody fleet from Airbus A340s to Boeing 787-9s, and the carrier anticipates significant operational benefits from the switch.
Korean Air Shifts Focus As Japanese Market Falters 
Korean Air is adding more capacity to certain markets in its upcoming winter schedule season, as falling demand on its Japanese routes prompts it to expand elsewhere.
After Trial Flight, Qantas Considers Project Sunrise Launch Decision 
While Qantas has completed the first trial flight of its proposed ultra-long-haul services known as Project Sunrise, the Australian airline continues to stress it has still yet to make a decision whether to officially launch such routes.
Air New Zealand To Introduce Mid-Tier Economy-Class Seating 
Air New Zealand plans to add a new cabin class that will essentially fill a niche between standard economy and premium economy products.
Australasian Airlines Play Major Role In Long-Haul Growth 
Airlines from Australasia are gaining an increasing share of the world’s longest-range routes, thanks to the capabilities of new-generation aircraft types.
Swiss Cancels 100 Flights Amidst A220 Engine Inspections 
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) canceled around 100 flights Oct. 15 and 16 after the carrier decided to return its entire fleet of 28 Airbus A220s to home base for engine inspections following a third engine-related diversion on Oct. 15.
New Zealand Enters Transition Phase For Military Fleet 
New Zealand plans to overhaul its military aviation capabilities, which will involve replacing core transport, surveillance and naval support aircraft types.
Air New Zealand Taps Top Walmart Executive For CEO 
Air New Zealand has named Greg Foran, the head of the U.S. division of retail giant Walmart, as its next CEO.
Southern Skies Yield Scientific Riches For NASA 
Flying onboard the SOFIA Boeing 747SP airborne observatory during its annual New Zealand deployment gives an insight into NASA’s infrared astronomy program.
Vietnam Airlines Debuting Inflight Wi-Fi On Its A350s 
Vietnam Airlines plans to introduce its first inflight Wi-Fi internet connectivity on selected international and domestic flights this week.
Hawaiian Shows Better Third-Quarter Forecast 
Hawaiian Airlines has revised its financial outlook for the third quarter due largely to a better-than-expected revenue performance.

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