A rise in UK airline scams? – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

This week the UK consumer watchdog Which? revealed a possible rise in airline scams in the UK as fraudsters target customers on social media to harvest their personal and private information. Impersonating airlines’ customer service teams on X (formerly Twitter), it has been reported that scammers are using passengers’ data to commit identity fraud –… Continue reading A rise in UK airline scams? – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Person dead after falling into jet engine at Schiphol – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Person dead after falling into jet engine at Schiphol - The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Host of The Aviation Briefing podcast William Hallowell is joined by AirlineGeeks editor Ryan Ewing to provide updates on the incident at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, in which a person – suspected to be a ground handling worker – reportedly ‘fell in’ to a jet engine during pushback. What information have the authorities released so far?… Continue reading Person dead after falling into jet engine at Schiphol – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Singapore Airlines turbulence incident: Latest news – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Join William Hallowell, The Aviation Briefing podcast host, and Ivan Stevenson, curriculum lead for aviation management at Coventry University, as they break down the news of a Singapore Airlines flight that experienced “severe turbulence”, resulting in the death of one passenger and hospitalisation of several others. What information is known about the incident so far… Continue reading Singapore Airlines turbulence incident: Latest news – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

How can the UK government incentivise SAF usage? – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Join William Hallowell as he speaks with Andy Smith, head of sustainability strategy at Loganair, about building the UK’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry. The UK government is continually announcing funding for SAF production. But how can it incentivise airlines to take up the alternative fuel?

Africa’s growth opportunities and challenges – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

William Hallowell is joined by airline consultant and expert, Sean Mendis, to explore the African aviation industry’s growth opportunities and challenges ahead. How can Africa address its significant infrastructure barriers and attract the foreign investment it needs for the market to takeoff? And what role will it play in the global industry’s sustainability drive? Learn… Continue reading Africa’s growth opportunities and challenges – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

2023 ATC failures: Airlines and passenger rights – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Join William Hallowell and Shashank Nigam as they break down the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s interim report into the August 2023 air traffic control failures on The Aviation Briefing podcast. What are the key points to take away from last week’s report, and what lessons have been learned?

Boeing whistleblower death, updates on safety crisis – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

AirlineGeeks editor Ryan Ewing and Coventry University’s Ivan Stevenson join William Hallowell to discuss developments in the ongoing safety and quality management crisis at Boeing as it emerged this week a former employee died from “self-inflicted” gunshot wounds. And with Southwest Airlines also cutting capacity projections for 2024 as a result of the crisis, will… Continue reading Boeing whistleblower death, updates on safety crisis – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

The post-Covid recruitment and retainment challenge – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Alex Binks, aircraft engineer and managing director of AVPlacements, joins William Hallowell to discuss possibly the biggest hurdle ahead for aviation: having lost so many people due to the coronavirus pandemic, how can the industry recruit and retain new aviation professionals?

eVTOL aircraft and the future of flight – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Andrew Schmertz, CEO and co-founder of Hopscotch Air, joins William Hallowell to discuss the potential that eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft have to revolutionise air travel. There are significant challenges ahead, but how can the aviation industry work to ensure the technology, infrastructure, legislative and regulatory support, and funding is there to propel… Continue reading eVTOL aircraft and the future of flight – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Reported cyber attacks against Israeli airline El Al – The Aviation Briefing with William Hallowell

Cyber security commentator, Irina Tsukerman, joins William Hallowell to discuss reports that Israeli flag carrier El Al has been targeted by cyber attackers in recent days. Who has claimed responsibility, are passengers in danger of future attacks and how could this impact the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict?