TATV Newsround: The impending shortage of pilots and engineers

Boeing’s global forecast offers both good news and bad for the different regional markets in MEASA. In this week’s Newsround, Alan Peaford looks at the figures and questions how this will correlate with the impending shortage of pilots and engineers.
 

This week’s programme also visits Lebanon where Owen Holdaway reports on a pleasure flight aboard a Lebanese Army helicopter as the struggling military try to raise funds to survive. He outlines the crisis facing the armed forces in the country.

Defence Editor Jon Lake has better news as Kuwait’s first pair of Eurofighter Typhoons take their first flight and he looks at how Turkey could improve its relations with the US and strengthen its fighter fleet at the same time.

Jill Stockbridge also brings news of a new airline in the Congo, new air traffic management in Tanzania, an Indian airline celebrating vaccines and progress on the Bahrain Viper programme.

Alan Peaford

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

Jon Lake

Jon Lake

Jon is defence editor for both Arabian and African Aerospace magazines.

Jill Stockbridge

Jill Stockbridge

Jill has spent more than 35 years in journalism, working in the UK, Australia, and for the last 25 years, in the Middle East.

Mark Pilling

Mark Pilling

Mark is a consulting editor to Arabian and African Aerospace.