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S1:E192 | 13th February 2021

The Weekend Show with Chris Notter and Steven Dickson (part 42)

Another week another chat with Steven –

So much news on vaccines – as the expectation increases – more pressure on releasing the lockdown and control measures. Must do it right this time!

Topics discussed:

• What is the impact of the vaccine strategy between countries?
• EY / EK and programs for Aviation front line workers
• Singapore 55,000 airport workers
• Technology – Digitisation
• Training and supporting key workers to get back into the business
o Careful approach to what training is needed and what is offered and what messages given to those displaced
• Incredible efforts from Cargo – and more expected as the ‘bounce back’ for Pax is delayed
o 2000+ PAX A/C used for cargo in pax Comp
o 250-300 pax A/C with seats removed and tracks inserted for cargo
o Airlines / Airports will maintain a balance of Cargo importance moving forward
• Is it Build Back or Bring Back – where are businesses sitting?
• Positive recognition again to our industry Journalist professionals – well done.
• A few political points and references to ministers of transport
• We leave the Tiger behind and enter – The year of the Ox – a sign of strength – associated with fertility & harvests – very timely indeed!
o Xin nian kuai le / Gong Hei Fa Choi

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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