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.

Virgin Australia Defers 737 MAX Deliveries Until 2021 
Virgin Australia has decided to delay its Boeing 737 MAX orders for two years, the first major move by the carrier’s new CEO as he seeks to improve the carrier’s near-term financial health.
Inbound Demand Lifts Japan Airlines’ 2018 Profit 
Japan Airlines (JAL) achieved healthy growth in net profits for its fiscal year through Mar. 31, although it is projected to decline in the current fiscal year.
Jet Airways Demise May Ease Airline Earnings Pressure 
Although Jet Airways could still be revived in some form, tighter capacity supply will help bolster the Indian airline industry’s worsening financial health.
AirAsia Drops Plan For Vietnamese Joint Venture 
AirAsia has decided not to pursue its plan to create a joint venture (JV) airline in Vietnam, at least in the short-term.
Jet Airways Cuts All Flights, Awaits Investor Bids 
India’s Jet Airways has suspended all of its remaining flight operations, after failing in its efforts to gain emergency funding.
Air New Zealand Plans New Hangar At Auckland Base 
Air New Zealand will boost its MRO capabilities at its Auckland hub by constructing another hangar, which the carrier said will be the largest in the world built with a single-span timber arch design.
Interim Funding Remains Out Of Reach For Jet Airways 
Indian carrier Jet Airways has been rebuffed in its latest attempt to secure emergency funds that would allow it to resume more flights.
Kumho Aims To Sell Majority Share In Asiana 
The largest shareholder of Asiana Airlines, Kumho Industrial, has decided to sell its entire stake in the airline as it seeks to improve its liquidity and appease creditors.
Jet Airways Cancels More Flights As Potential Bids Emerge 
India’s Jet Airways is continuing to cancel all of its international flights for the near-term at least, as more of its aircraft are grounded for missing lease payments.
Bid Interest Raises Investment Hopes For Jet Airways 
Potential bidders have emerged for a strategic stake in India’s Jet Airways, prompting the airline’s creditors to extend a deadline for expressions of interest (EOI).
Vietjet Boosts Profits Beyond Target Levels 
Fast-growing LCC Vietjet has revealed another profit increase that the airline says puts it well ahead of its earnings target for the past two years.
MAX Groundings Disrupt SilkAir’s Schedule, Fleet Plans 
Singapore Airlines subsidiary SilkAir is cutting frequencies on two routes this month due to the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and it is also postponing the transfer of some 737NGs to LCC Scoot.
Potential Jet Airways Investors Face Bid Deadlines 
The survival prospects of embattled Indian carrier Jet Airways remain murky, as a deadline for potential investors looms this week and more aircraft are reclaimed by lessors.
Korean Air CEO Cho Dies After Decades As Airline Head 
Korean Air Chairman and CEO Cho Yang-ho died Apr. 7, after helming the airline for more than 20 years and overseeing its development into one of Asia’s leading carriers.
Malaysian Commission Approves New Service On 53 Routes 
Malaysian aviation regulators approved 53 requests for air traffic rights allocations in the 2019 first quarter, with AirAsia accounting for more applications than any other carrier.
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