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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.

Air New Zealand Seeks Savings From Cost Reviews 
Air New Zealand is targeting significant cost savings over the next two years in response to a tightening demand environment that has eaten into its profitability.
Qantas Sees Positive Signs For International Operation 
Qantas has an optimistic outlook for its international operation despite reporting weaker profits for fiscal 2019 and a near-term slowdown on its Hong Kong route.
Qantas Plans Project Sunrise Test Flights Using 787 Deliveries 
Although Qantas stresses it has yet to decide if it will launch the ultra-long-haul routes envisioned under its Project Sunrise initiative, the Australian airline is increasing its efforts to research and plan for these flights.
Leadership Change Offers No Quick Fix For Cathay Pacific 
CEO Rupert Hogg and his deputy have resigned in response to Beijing’s concerns, but their replacements will confront a wide range of challenges.
Air New Zealand Appoints CFO Jeff McDowall As Acting CEO 
Air New Zealand has appointed CFO Jeff McDowall as acting CEO to fill the transition period after Christopher Luxon steps down from the position Sept. 25.
ANA Broadens Network, Continues Fleet Upgrades 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) will add three new international routes from Tokyo Narita Airport by the end of its fiscal year in March 2020, as the Japanese carrier continues to grow its international network.
Korean Air Reduces Routes, Capacity In Japanese Network 
Korean Air has made significant route cuts in the South Korea-Japan market, as political tension between the two countries is increasingly impacting traffic.
Korean Air Losses Deepen Despite Passenger Strength 
Korean Air slid to a wider loss in the six months through June 30, as a strong performance in the passenger sector—particularly on long-haul routes—could not offset a weaker cargo market and higher costs.
Cathay Pacific Senior Execs Resign After Hong Kong Airport Protests 
The protests sweeping Hong Kong have caused more fallout for Cathay Pacific, with the airline’s CEO Rupert Hogg and senior executive Paul Loo resigning from the carrier.
Boeing Delays 777-8 Development Work  1
Slow market uptake and stretched resources are factors behind Boeing’s decision to halt 777-8 work for now.
Boeing Temporarily Halts 777-8 Development 
Boeing confirmed Aug. 14 that it is sliding development of its long-range 777-8 back.
Qantas Eyes Further Orders After Long-Haul Decision 
Qantas aims to finalize its ultra-long-haul order, then address other widebody and narrowbody fleet needs next year, says CEO Alan Joyce.
Boeing Delays Development Of Longer-Range 777X Variant  4

Boeing confirms it is sliding its 777-8 development program back after hitting major delays to the 777-9 flight test and certification campaign. The move comes as Boeing continues to funnel engineering resources to tackle the 737 MAX crisis, and will almost certainly result in first deliveries of the longer-range 777-8 variant slipping into 2023 or beyond.

Hawaiian Airlines Grows Maui Network With A321neo Flights 
Hawaiian Airlines is continuing to boost services at its secondary hub in Maui by opening new routes to the U.S. mainland with Airbus A321neos.
Softening Tourist Market Hurts Thai Airways Results 
Thai Airways saw its losses deepen significantly in the 2019 June quarter, as Thailand’s cooling tourist sector contributed to a decline in revenue.

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