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S1:E232 | 27th of May 2021

TURBULENCE with Mr. David A Banmiller, Retired Airline Executive and Author (Chapter 9)

Turbulence – David Banmiller
Session 11 – Chapter 9 – Advancing Technology

From the Flintstones to Fantastic –
• Weight and Balance – Center of gravity
• PAX positioning for take-off
• From Magnetic Compasses to Bonfires on the runways for night landing
• Maps and Charts – Radio and Radar to Autopilot capability to 3D landing assistance
• From wood and cloth to better lightweight alloys and now composites
How things have changed!
• Retractable landing gear
• Winglets
• Pressurized cabins
• How the cockpit has changed – From analogue & dials/sliders/levers
Introduction to a new word – Bragadoshia!



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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.