TATV Newsround: Bahrain's boost, Nigeria's plans and Dubai's training magic

The first TATV Newsround programme brings an overview of the main talking points in the news from the aviation, defence and aerospace industry in the emerging markets of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

The fortnightly programme looks at the opening of the new terminal at Bahrain International Airport as Chloe Greenbank assesses the boost this will give the Gulf island state for the revival of Gulf Air.

MRO Editor Chuck Grieve hears from AJW’s Ian Malin about the plans for a Nigeria-based MRO facility to support the fast-growing Nigerian aviation scene as well as a leasing business alongside.

And like something out of a Hollywood film set, GCC Editor Jill Stockbridge gets behind the scenes at what could be the most exciting cabin training facility across the region … if not the world.

In the whistlestop tour of the headlines from news editor Marcelle Nethersole we hear about fighter jets and American bombers over India; of the UAE’s on-hold hopes for the F-35 as well as its moves to support the developing world with the distribution of Covid-19 vaccine. We learn how trafficked wild animals will get a free ride home from Qatar Airways and look forward to next week’s space drama as the UAE’s Mars Hope project draws near to the Red Planet.

So, join host Alan Peaford for this 20 minute look at our regions’ highlights.

Chloe Greenbank

Chloe Greenbank

Chloe Greenbank wrote her first airline magazine article two decades ago and has been immersed in aviation magazines ever since. 

Chuck Grieves

Chuck Grieves

Chuck Grieve is an award-winning writer and editor with more than 40-years experience in consumer, corporate, trade and technical journalism on a global scale.

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.

Marcelle (Ella) Nethersole

Marcelle (Ella) Nethersole

Ella is a news editor for digital news channels including Arabian Aerospace, African Aerospace and Times Aerospace TV.

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