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PODCAST 5: Cargo, conferences, careers - it's all crisis

As fresh produce rots by an African airport the lack of passenger aircraft is putting Kenya's fresh produce business into crisis.

We talk to Sanjeev Gadhia (pictured), the CEO of Kenya’s Astral Aviation and the vice chair of the international cargo association TIACA, about what the industry should be doing to aid African exporters while still awaiting any financial support from government.

Airlines themselves have fears over survival and Steven Kargman, the internationally renowned expert on restructuring and recovery, identifies key actions to keep afloat and even sees a silver lining as the world subdues the Covid-19 virus.

In the Middle East we talk to a leading recruitment consultant, Intersearch ME’s Nick Harvey about the challenges for workers in the aviation industry in the region – particularly for the thousands of expatriate workers with jobs at risk.

Meanwhile this week saw a day long international aviation conference – albeit a virtual one. Steve Nichols talks to Inmarsat and IATA at the event.

And as the UAE Air Force takes delivery of its first Global Eye from SAAB, we hear from defence editor Jon Lake about the value of this advanced surveillance and intelligence platform.

 

Along with all the news headlines, this packed podcast brings you up to date with the latest thinking. 

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