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S1:E195 | 20th February 2021

The Weekend Show with Chris Notter and Steven Dickson (part 43)

Another week – and how quickly they are passing.

This week – Reference to a very interesting podcast session with Shawn Richards – CEO of Ink Aviation

Providers of Technology solutions – especially around the topic of Vaccine passports/test certificates

Steven and I discuss the different perspectives of Digital Health Passports.
No Jab – No Job and would/could/should vaccine passports & test certs be a key prerequisite to opening of certain venues etc.

Positives starting to trickle across news desks and media –

Numbers of vaccinations
G7 positive commitments
Everyone deserves the same access especially those that are in vulnerable groups
Humanity is however very positive and generous and now more time is being spent on ‘good news stories’ and generosity as well as ‘feel good’ impact which is much needed and should be focussed on even more.
AA -partnering with American Red Cross to aid winter storms
QR & Cargolux & EY partnering with Unicef & humanitarian airfreight initiative as part of many global airlines covering routes to more than 100 countries in support of the Covax Facility.
EY already a member with The HOPE consortium program offering a complete supply chain solution to aid CV-19 vaccine distribution

As seasons change – fresh hope manifests itself and this year needs to see global solidarity & collaboration

BUILD BACK BETTER / BRING BACK BETTER / BOUNCE BACK BETTER – Whatever the chosen term – things need to be better as we move forward together, embracing technology and addressing a legacy of waste – Sustainability is at the forefront of everyone’s outlook

Accepting the debt being accumulated by governments and businesses – there will be reflection in prices to come!

Ref to Brenda from Bristol and the Boy Band era also covered!

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.

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