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S1:E129 | 29th of August 2020

Saturday with Chris Notter and Steven Dickson (part 20)

Saturdays are flying past. New show, new location. Both of us still endorsing the need to fly at any opportunity. Consistency and Confidence – order of the day. Even Compliance to CV Requirements ‘league tables’ being produced. How our industry responds in times of adversity will be remembered and will be a future marker of ‘doing things right’. Liquidity still an issue and will be as we head into the next 7 months of challenges. Risk and Reward. Staying positive with more data showing realities and tough decisions to come. Rolls Royce cost reduction plans. Air France KLM – Martinair Cargo introduce Vaccine task force. Do we have an overview of Pharma capabilities? Can we accommodate the Import surge and storage/distribution? CEIV-GDP standards and culture. Agility & Aircraft conversion – removal of seats – scoot A320 up to 20 tons and smaller airport options. Employee up-skilling and cross skills programs. Acceptance of ID at all airports within a region etc. Eat-Out government support – good or bad? EY / TK / MH / AK / TR also representative bodies IATA / EASA / ICAO / BAR / ECAC – As always, thanks for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe to the Eva Podcast.

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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.