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S1:E218 | 15th April 2021

TURBULENCE with Mr. David A Banmiller, Retired Airline Executive and Author (Chapter 7)

Session 8 – Chapter 7
Navigating Rules & Regulations

David shares more detail and insight to his book and this chapter has a very direct and eye-catching opening line…….
“You F—–g academic eggheads, you’re going to wreck this industry” Reference to the Deregulation Act of 1978 Chaos or obvious change?
• Right up there with modern history major milestones
• One of the major disruptors of the industry in the last 40 years
The Golden age of travel was for an elite group.
Now everyone was gaining access to affordable travel and opening up the globe to wonderful adventures
• Safety levels
• Employment opportunities
• Better choice and schedules
• Explanation of DER’s and DAR’s and AD’s
Always enlightening and entertaining listening to David.

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.