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David Bentley

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Full name David Bentley
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Air transport (airports/airlines); economics, financing, operations and strategy. Rock music - reviews of songs, albums, live shows

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Radio, Video
Last updated 31-01-2016 11:56


David J Bentley is an air transport researcher, analyst, consultant, writer and media commentator based in Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK and a graduate of Cranfield University’s Department of Air Transport.

Since 2000 David Bentley has written 17 management reports on the subject of airport financing. Reports on the subject have been self-published and also published by Euromoney Publications (London UK) and CAPA - Centre for Aviation (Sydney, Australia) and collectively have been purchased in over 100 countries. Other reports include, Airport Security – Paying the Price of Contemporary Terrorism (2003), Financing Emerging Airlines (2004) and Low Cost Airports & Terminals (2007). In September 2013 an independent management report on the UK airport capacity debate (the only independent report) was published, entitled UK Airport Capacity – Unravelling the Conundrum.

Articles/features for: Airfinance Journal, Air Traffic Management magazine, Avmark Aviation Economist, Airport World, Airports International, Global Airport Cities, International Airport Review, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (multiple CAPA reports), Royal United Services Institute ‘Monitor,’ Eurobusiness magazine, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, AV News Latin America & Caribbean (Miami USA, a monthly column 2004-2010), AirWaves, (a weekly column from July 2010 to July 2011 and from July 2012 to August 2013), Speednews (USA), Aviation Business Middle East, Routes News, Airport Middle East magazine, Transport Matters, Business Airport International, Jane’s Airport Review, Airline Leader, Passenger Terminal World, Journal of Airport Management, ENO Center (US) quarterly review.

Commentary and interviews on aviation matters have been provided for, inter alia, CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC The Sunday Politics, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live BBC Radio Manchester, Radio Lancashire and Northwest regional television news, Radio Essex, Radio Teesside, Radio Forth, London Evening Standard, Reuters Europe, Reuters India/Times Group, Bloomberg News, Jane’s, Airline Business, the New York Times/International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Times, Daily & Sunday Telegraph, Crains Communications (US – Chicago Business and UK – Manchester Business), Newsweek, Economist Intelligence Unit, Passenger Terminal World, Monocle magazine, Business Week, Airfinance Journal, Air Cargo News, OECD publications, Public Works Financing magazine (US), Business & Economy magazine (India), The Media Line (Jerusalem), Talk Radio (Spain), Kuwait Times, Belfast Telegraph, Belfast Times, The Prague Post, Muscat Times, Financial Observer (Poland), France 24, Newcastle Journal, The Edge (Qatar). Al Arabiya English - Dubai, Gulf News, Infranews Singapore, The Yorkshire Post.

David Bentley is a European Associate with the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, for whom he is the global Chief Airports Analyst.

Separately he also reviews rock music songs, albums and live shows, mainly for the leading UK site Too Many Blogs.