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S1:E119 | 5th of August 2020

The Operators Tool! This episode we are joined by Ben Van Leest, Senior V.P of Transoft Solutions Inc.

Ben explained so many services and products behind the movement of aircraft – an interesting insight. Many tools, from AviPLAN and the complexities, made easy regarding wing clearance, aircraft turning space and jet blast controls. Then there is AirTOP, which supports immediate airspace and aircraft close to airports. National Air Traffic Services, the UK air navigation service provider. Also, ArcPORT which looks at the flow of passengers. So many creative and safety-oriented solutions that assist the industries operators. Involved in the facilitation of the A380 and Airport Modelling and simulation at Hamad International in Qatar.

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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.