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 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.

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

Marcelle (Ella) Nethersole

Marcelle (Ella) Nethersole

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