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An insight into Christopher McDermott’s new transformation programme at CHAMP Cargosystems.

S1:E301 | 10th June 2022

Chris McDermott on his first 18 months at CHAMP Cargosystems, and his vision and goals to have an “open, collaborative and innovative” technology and way of thinking. Hear all about their transformation programme, beginning last year and still driving forward. From focusing on the things that are important to innovation and opportunities.

Chris also discusses;

• Lack of technological advances in aviation, and how the industry needs to grab the opportunity to simply convert paper to digital
• Innovation and diversity prizes they have received
• How they are addressing the staff shortages with online training and training academies
• Their community-driven operations and how to improve connectivity with customers
• Cargo hub is the Babel fish of the aviation industry



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Chris Notter started his career with H.M.Customs & Excise before moving into Freight Forwarding. He then entered the Airline side of the business, spending 29 years with German Carrier Lufthansa. Chris always references Lufthansa as being “the best possible training platform that anyone could have been given in their early career years.” Since leaving Lufthansa, Chris has held senior leading industry roles including -Head of Cargo with Etihad, both VP of Operations at the HUB and VP of Network with Qatar Airways. More recently and during some 5 years with Saudi Cargo, he has held the position of VP Network Operations as well as Chief Ground Handling Officer. Since early 2019, Chris has once again returned to Consultancy as well as hosting the EVA Podcast series.