Alan Peaford


Arabian Aerospace

Alan Peaford 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 Daily News in Bahrain. In 2009 he launched Arabian Aerospace with the Times Aerospace Group and in 2013 launched African Aerospace. He was the consultant editor to Flightglobal’s show dailies teams around the worldand is the author of the “industry bible” Flight Pocket Guide to Business Aircraft.
He is a regular broadcaster and is the consultant editor-in-chief and presenter for the global aerospace channel FINN TV and is a regular commentator on aviation issues for many global broadcasting channels.. He is chairman of the Aviation Africa summit and the Aviation MENA summit and has moderated or chaired conferences for organisations such as IATA, DCAA, the Global Aerospace Summit and business aviation associations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
He is five-times winner of an Aerospace Journalist of the Year award and in 2014 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018/19 Arabian Aerospace was recognised as the world’s best “international” aviation magazine. He was awarded an MBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2013.

GATM Virtual Conference Agenda

25 November 2020 | 09:30 - 09:35 | Welcome Notes From Host

An overview of the virtual conference and key updates.


GATM Virtual Conference Agenda

25 November 2020 | 09:40 - 10:30 | Keynote Panel: Embracing Change - Reassessment, Recovery And Resilience

The aviation industry has gone through great change in 2020, this session will explore how the UAE continued operations throughout COVID-19, and successfully restarted the global network. Speakers will re-evaluate operation priorities to overcome future logistical challenges.

GATM Virtual Conference Agenda

25 November 2020 | 16:00 - 16:20 | Interview: Air traffic control in a post COVID-19 world

This session will identify how ANSPs and Airports can become customer- focused, financially autonomous, and performance orientated.  

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