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The award winning Arabian Aerospace magazine is now in its twelfth year of publishing, having rapidly achieved its target of becoming the premier title for the entire aerospace industry across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Our mission is to provide news and features about the whole industry and its activities in the region for those people in the industry whether they are based in the region or have an interest in the business in the region.
 
We also set out to report on global aerospace developments that could have an impact on operators, airlines or air forces in the MENA region. 
 
ARABIAN AEROSPACE magazine is published quarterly and features a top-rate editorial team from the Middle East, Europe and the United States supported by specialist contributors worldwide.
 
In addition we publish a Daily Online News Service here at www.arabianaerospace.aero, a weekly Newsletter for all subscribers, our SHOW BUSINESS Airshow dailies for events such as the Dubai Airshow, Bahrain International Airshow, Saudi Airshow, MEBAA etc.
 
In 2019, the Arabian Aerospace team won the International Aerospace Publication of the year having previously won the coveted best multi media title in the Global Aviation Media Awards against major publishers from across the world.
 
In 2021, Times Aerospace Ltd launched TATV (Times Aerospace TV) where the regional news stories, covering all sectors, are brought to you from our very own TV studios.
 
"The TATV Newsround programme and Ian's Interview came up in an executive meeting today - everyone loves it, the concept and delivery are spot on - it's innovative and clever and knocks the socks off any webinar / virtual conference! Well done!" Becky Newell, Marketing Manager, AJW
 

The Team:
 

Editor-in-Chief
Alan Peaford
 

Alan Peaford is a former senior editor of the Arab Times in Kuwait and the Gulf Daily News in Bahrain.

He edited Flight International’s Flight Daily News for 17 years and has won an Aerospace Journalist of the Year award on five occasions.

Alan is the author of a best selling guide to business aircraft and has written for many newspapers, trade magazines and corporate publications around the world.

He is currently president of the British Association of Communicators in Business, a winner of a diploma of honour by the Federation of European Editors and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.

Alan is also a private pilot.
 
 
 
Publisher & Editorial Consultant
Mark Brown
 

Mark Brown is a director of TIMES Aerospace Ltd with a passion for aerospace and a great love of the Middle East which has seen him take a hands-on role as consulting editor and publisher of the magazine and the other services that run alongside the title.
 
 
 
Deputy Editor 
Marcelle Nethersole                                
news@arabianaerospace.aero
 
 
Marcelle Nethersole is a travel writer who has worked in Europe, the US, South America, the Middle East and Asia with book and magazine publishers. 
 
 
 
Sales & Business Development
Grant Lee
grant.lee@arabianaerospace.aero
 

Grant is responsible for data and online editorial content along with new business development of the Arabian Aerospace award-winning news websites.
 
He maintains first class relationships with many of the leading aviation and defence companies that operate across the Middle East and Africa. 
 
When he is not covering the news and updating information at the world's major airshows he can be found in the seedier parts of East London watching West Ham, an aspirational but irritating footbal team.
 
 
 
Air Transport Editor  
Alan Dron                       

   

Alan Dron wrote on aviation matters for Scotland's national daily newspaper and has been a member of the team producing Flight Daily News at international airshows for 25 years.
 
 
 
Defence Editor
Jon Lake
 
 
Jon Lake has been a full time aviation writer since 1984, and has  twice won the coveted Defence Journalist of the Year in the global  Aviation Journalist of the Year Awards.
 

Technology and Space editor

 
Steve Nichols
 

Steve Nichols is a journalist specialising in space and technology. He  has covered space shuttle launches in Florida and regularly writes  about both European manned and unmanned space missions.
 
Picture Editor
Ian Billinghurst
 
Ian Billinghurst has worked for UK national titles including the Daily  Express, Mirror and Mail as well as the BBC before venturing into the  corporate communications market – and the aviation media. He now  heads the BillyPix agency with its team of associate photographers all  over the world and is responsible for many of the pictures in daily  papers at the Middle East industry events and exhibitions.
 

Chief Sub Editor
Steve Knight

Steve Knight has worked for more than 40 years as a journalist in local, regional and national newspapers. He was acting deputy chief sub-editor of the Bristol Evening Post until 1989, when he became editor of Railnews – the British Rail staff newspaper. He was later part of the team that launched the Police Guardian newspaper in the mid 1990s. He also worked for many years with British Transport Police in Bristol, Avon & Somerset Police and in the defence sector with, among others, Qinetiq, Airbus and Rolls-Royce Defence Aerospace. He is a fellow of the Institute of Internal Communication.

 
SALES CONTACTS
 
Directors:
 
Mark Brown
 
Kevin Sammon
 
Advertising Managers:
 
Grant Lee
 
Jamie Watkins
 
Victoria Keeble
 
 

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