Alan Dron

Europe & Middle East Correspondent, Air Transport World

London, UK


Based in London, Alan is Europe & Middle East correspondent at Air Transport World.

A daily newspaper journalist in the UK and Middle East for 15 years, he then joined the UK's most successful corporate publishing company before setting up his own company in 2004. He has worked with ATW since 2014.


Training Standards Slipping, Pilots Group Says

By Alan Dron Apr 09, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic offers a rare chance to reset pilots’ training standards and reduce the increasing number of accidents caused by a lack of basic flying skills, according to an influential group within the UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). 
Maintenance & Training

Lessors AerCap, BOC Aviation Report First Quarter Progress

By Alan Dron Apr 09, 2021
In a first quarter that saw its acquisition of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) send shockwaves through the leasing sector, Dublin-based AerCap continued to navigate the pandemic, signing lease agreements for 60 aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors

Airline Sector Dismayed By UK Government Lack Of Action

By Alan Dron Apr 06, 2021
The UK travel sector has reacted with general disappointment and dismay at the government’s latest pronouncement on foreign air travel.
Safety, Ops & Regulation