TATV Newsround: Growth in cargo

Cargo is booming for airlines with IATA latest figures showing growth of more than 8% over even 2019’s results. But are there enough freighters for the emerging markets?

Israel’s IAI doesn’t think so, and the company has signed partnership deals in Africa and the Middle East.

We look at the plans to develop centres for passenger to freight conversions in Ethiopia and the UAE and outline the ambitions for the cargo market.

Ethiopia has taken another step forward in its ambitions to be come the aviation hub for Africa and has signed an MoU with Boeing to work in partnership developing training, leadership skills, education programmes and business development as well as generating a pipeline of aviation careers for Ethiopia’s young people.

Etihad Engineering is developing its digital manufacturing processes to supply the aircraft interiors market. MRO editor Chuck Grieve explains why this could be ground-breaking with innovative new technology.

Saudi Arabia’s World Defense Show will be addressing the defence industry at this month’s DSEI show in London. Alan Peaford talks to WDS chief executive Shaun Ormrod about the plans.

Marcelle Nethersole discovers how survival training for youngsters is done differently in Dubai, and brings all the aerospace news from across the region.

Chuck Grieve

Chuck Grieve

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.

Alan Peaford

Alan Peaford MBE

Alan is a regular broadcaster and is the consultant editor-in-chief and presenter for Times Aerospace 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.

Marcelle (Ella) Nethersole

Marcelle (Ella) Nethersole

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