Alan Peaford MBE

Alan is a former actor, an award-winning foreign correspondent with strong ties to the Middle East through involvement with the launches of Arab Times in Kuwait and Gulf Daily News in Bahrain.

In 2009 he launched Arabian Aerospace with the Times Aerospace Group and in 2013 launched African Aerospace. He was the consultant editor to Flightglobal’s show dailies teams around the world and is the author of the “industry bible” Flight Pocket Guide to Business Aircraft.

He is a regular broadcaster and is the consultant editor-in-chief and presenter for Times Aerospace TV and the global aerospace channel FINN TV and is a regular commentator on aviation issues for many global broadcasting channels. He is conference chairman of the Aviation Africa summit and the Aviation MENA summit and has moderated or chaired conferences for organisations such as IATA, DCAA, the Global Aerospace Summit and business aviation associations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

He is five-times winner of an Aerospace Journalist of the Year award and in 2014 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2018/19 Arabian Aerospace was recognised as the world’s best “international” aviation magazine.

Aviation, defence and space news from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia