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S1:E203 | 11th March 2021

TURBULENCE with Mr. David A Banmiller, Retired Airline Executive and Author (Chapter 5)

David Banmiller chapter 5
Session 6 and still going strong! Moving the Iron
• Planes and Engines – 70-30 ratio of cost
• Evolution of the business and keeping the Iron in the air – making them work
• Incredible facility of Boing in Everett – Washington – 98 Acre site and 35,000 workers pre Covid
• Early aircraft development through jet age to the supersonic
• Incredible stunt over Lake Washington – flying a 707 upside down!
• First Air Force One and JFK
• Concorde and terrible end
• Wing tips and difference
• The development of the IOCC – incredible team coming together and making a huge impact

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.