TATV Newsround: Emerging aerospace markets

Mark Pilling and Marcelle Nethersole bring you the news and features from the emerging aerospace markets across Arabia, Africa and South Asia.

As Emirates and Qatar Airways stem the flow of cash from their airlines with government support, we look at how the latest financial injection will help the Gulf megacarriers get back to full speed as the travel market resumes.

In South Africa Alan Peaford and Sam Basch put the spotlight on defence, including an update on Paramount’s investment in the training market offering new opportunities for developing African youth into the world of technical aviation and engineering. We also find out about changes at the top for the South African Airforce.

In Turkey, the country’s major defence manufacturer, Turkish Aerospace, unveils plans for the region’s largest test centre which will be at the heart of the development of Turkey’s proposed next generation fighter jet.

From India, Jay Menon explains how the Indian government is moving to allow a new drone delivery service to go beyond line-of-sight operations, as part of a post-Covid technology jump.

The news roundup also includes footage of how drones are helping wildlife in Kenya; how France is joining the UAE’s lunar mission team; and how seaplanes could become an essential part of the integrated transport system in India.

Mark Pilling

Mark Pilling

Mark is a consulting editor to Arabian and African Aerospace.

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

Jay Menon

Jay Menon

Jay is based in New Delhi and has an experience of about 30 years in the field of journalism.