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S1:E206 | 18th March 2021

Chris is joined by Shawn Richards – CEO, Ink Aviation

Clear and to the point. A very interesting and educational session. Shawn knows his business!

We cover –
• Technology Solutions – Helping Airlines & Airports streamline their operations & reduce costs
• Ink health APIS – streamlines the management of passengers and crew health documentation & keeps on top of the continuously changing government regulations
• Miss-info having a head start on core information flows
• Digital health passport / Paper test certificates / Vaccination records & the trust chain
• Practical realities = transition from paper to proof
• Touchless process / QR code
• Helping customers understand WHY and giving transparency of action and benefit
• Effective movement of people – freeing up space & increasing capacity
• The inflection point — bring back better & release the legacy of waste
• Collaboration with others addressing similar support programs
• The spur to change is the crisis itself — we now need effective DDDM – Data-Driven Decision Making / not dates and promises
• Biometrics
• Business owners may choose — Vaccine Passport and/or testing within 72 hours as the entry criteria to venues/premises etc
• Change is coming quicker than we may be expecting

Music used: Distant Lands – Hanu Dixit.mp3



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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.