African Aerospace magazine is designed to provide news and features covering the entire sector and its activities in the region for those in the industry, whether they are based in Africa or have interest in business in the region.
Alan Peaford is a former senior editor of the Arab Times in Kuwait and the Gulf Daily News in Bahrain, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Arabian Aerospace (www.arabianaerospace.aero) and Advance (www.adsadvance.co.uk). He edited Flight International’s Flight Daily News for 17 years and has won an Aerospace Journalist of the Year award on five occasions. He 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 regularly featured on BBC World and Al Jazeera TV and is immediate past president of the UK's Institute of Internal Communicatons, and is a former president and winner of a diploma of honour by the Federation of European Editors and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and a private pilot. He was awarded the MBE by Queen Elizabeth II in January 2013 and a Lifetime Achievement award for aviation journalism in 2014.
Mark Brown is a director of the TIMES Group with a passion for aerospace and a great love of Africa which has seen him take a hands-on role as publisher of the magazine and the other services that run alongside the title.
Ian Sheppard has worked for Flight International, Aviation International News and various other aviation publications. He is now based in Wimbledon, south London. Ian has degrees in aeronautical engineering and law and has held a PPL since 1991
Assistant Editor & Travel Editor:
Marcella Nethersole is a travel writer who has worked in Europe, the US, South America, the Middle East and Asia with book and magazine publishers. For the past seven years she has worked with the Flight Daily News team and specialised in aircraft interiors and inflight services.
French Edition Editors:-
Thierry Dubois is an internationally renowned aviation journalist who is a regular member of the Aviation International News team and a contributor to a number of French language magazines and online news services.
Vincent Chappard has worked for more than 15 years within many companies of Safran group (a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: aerospace, defence and security). He has occupied various posts as press officer, news editor, editing and web projects coordinator and communication manager. In 2012, he has created with his wife his company (News editing/P.R/Publishing/Project management) in Mauritius then in Paris.
Cathy spent 14 years as senior editor and European bureau chief for Air Transport World, covering Africa, before joining CAPA – Centre for Aviation as their Senior Analyst for Europe.
Air Transport Editor:
Victoria has 15 years’ aviation industry experience, spanning airline ground operations, analytical, journalism and communications roles. She began her aviation career in 1997, working in airline ground operations in the UK and Belgium for British Midland International. She returned to the UK in late 2001 to become the Operations Analyst for Bombardier Flexjet Europe, gaining experience in the business aviation sector. In 2003, she joined Reed Business Information as an aviation journalist for its Flightglobal titles. After six years writing for newswire Air Transport Intelligence, Victoria became Features Editor of Airline Business magazine in spring 2009. Victoria then relocated back to Belgium in early 2011 to become General Manager Communications for the Association of European Airlines (AEA), an industry body which represents the interests of 34 major European network carriers. In this role, she was responsible for directing the association’s media relations strategy. She is now Air Transport World's (ATW) London-based European Editor/Bureau Chief, coordinating a team of four reporters and leading ATW's Europe, Middle East and African coverage. Victoria holds an Air Transport MSc from Cranfield University and a business degree from The University of Derby.
Air Transport team:-
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. He has worked with Airline Business, Flightglobal and Air Transport World.
Tom has been an industry journalist for over 12 years writing on healthcare, education and innovation. Until recently he was the editor of both Air Cargo News and Freighters World. He is now editor of Aircraft Cabin Management and freelances for a variety of aviation publications around the world.
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.
Business Aviation Editor:
Liz Moscrop writes about many aspects of the industry, but specialises in business and general aviation. Along with Sanjay Rampal, she is co-author of the 100 Greatest Women in Aviation.
MRO & Propulsion Editor:
Geoff Thomas is a freelance aviation editor/journalist. He spends much of his time acting as CFM International’s UK media consultant and the remainder writing about a variety of business-related subjects.
Keith grew up along the flight path of Heathrow Airport in West London and being the son of an airline manager he developed an interest in aviation from a very young age. After several years in airline public relations he became an independent freelance journalist in 2005, focusing on airport development, airline operations and cargo management, with particular interest in the Middle East and African markets. He writes regularly for a number of aviation publications including Low Cost & Regional Airline Business, and is the Airline Operations correspondent for South African based FlightCom magazine.
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 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.
Online Production Editor:
Wayne Fessey is the Times Group’s editor-in-chief and editor of ASD Focus , the official (biannual) publication of the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and the Online Editor of Advance (www.adsadvance.co.uk). A graduate of the London College of Printing (1981), Wayne has worked predominantly in B2B and specialist bespoke publishing. From working on the Civil Aviation Authority Yearbook, he went on to become editor of the City’s annual review The Square Mile (1994-1997) and the International Aid & Trade Review (2000-2005), whilst conceiving and editing several commemorative publications including NATO 50th Anniversary 1949~1999 (for the Washington Summit), One Hundred Years of Powered Flight 1903~2003 (for the RAeS), Victory in Europe & The Road Ahead 60th Anniversary 1945~2005, United States Air Force Founding Centennial & 60th Anniversary 1907~1947~2007 and ADS ~ Delivering the Promise.