Australian Aviation sold to Momentum MediaBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 14th February 2020 at 3:25pm
Momentum Media has taken over the publishing reins for noted industry title Australian Aviation from Aviator Media.
The deal calls for Momentum to run the Australian Aviation website, podcast, and the social media channels, and to start producing the print edition. Momentum will also assume production of sister title the World of Aviation.
Company director for defence and aerospace Phillip Tarrant will oversee operations of both titles. Aviator Media director Christian Boucousis, meanwhile, has agreed to collaborate as brand ambassador and podcast co-host.
The acquisitions are part of Momentum Media’s development of a content presence in the aerospace and defence manufacturing industries, with DefenceConnect and SpaceConnect already in operation.
“The defence, space and aviation industries are enormous and of immense value to Australia as well as globally. We’re excited by the opportunity to support stakeholders right across the aviation sector and quickly cement our position as the trusted source of information, market intelligence and situational awareness,” said Tarrant.
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