The official podcast of Australian Aviation – where we unpack all the latest insights and developments plus the big issues impacting Australia’s aviation sector.
ACCC clips Qantas’ wings over Japan deal
The ACCC has revealed it’s proposing to deny authorisation for Qantas and Japan Airlines to collaborate when international travel – finally – resumes.
On this week’s episode, Adam and Phil discuss what this means and why the airline has also opted to remain in its current bases.
Plus, the pair discuss the latest developments at Soar Aviation – the once biggest flight school in Australia that sunk into administration.
Finally, they examine the fallout from the latest COVID scare, caused by the now infamous ‘BBQ Man’.
Vaccine clot concerns threaten international restart
In this week’s episode, Australian Aviation’s chief pilot-c*m-prodigal son, Boo, returns to join Phil and Adam to discuss the latest issues in the industry.
And chief among them is how the vaccine debate has changed, as worries shift from supply to demand.
Aussies’ reluctance to get the jab is making many worry whether the country will ever open up, with Canberra Airport’s CEO arguing the inoculated should be spared from observing lockdowns.
Finally, the team discusses Anzac Day flypasts, Jetstar’s eye-catching campaign and a mix-up with Brisbane’s green zone.
Rex vs Qantas gets nasty as Sharp and Joyce trade insults
Domestic aviation is roaring back with aircraft back in the air and most staff now stood up. Surely, it’s a time for celebration in the industry, right? Qantas and Rex have other ideas.
In this episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, host Phil Tarrant and guest Adam Thorn discuss why Qantas’ Alan Joyce and Rex’s John Sharp traded withering insults in newspaper columns last week, from ‘broken propellers’ to ‘desperate’ balance sheets.
Who is right and what’s the motive for such personal attacks? And, who actually gains from this unpleasantness, or is it entirely about bruised egos?
Finally, we touch on the stunning recreation of the 737’s upstairs cocktail lounge, hiccups with the trans-Tasman bubble and the latest on the sheep farmer taking the RAAF to court.
Thinking long-term about personal finance during COVID
The last 12 months have been tough for those working in the aviation industry, many of whom have had their incomes turned off for the first time in their lives.
In this special episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, Adam Thorn speaks to MGD Wealth’s Richard Marsden and Alec Berry to find out the stories they’re hearing from their clients first-hand.
The pair discuss what options are available to those affected, the pros and cons of taking early retirement and why workers should take a long-term view of their finances.
Finally, the team chat about the future as borders begin to open and the industry starts to return to normality.
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Australian Aviation crosses the Ditch as bubble opens
This week marked the most significant moment since the start of the COVID crisis as the trans-Tasman bubble opened.
And being the intrepid reporters we are, Australian Aviation’s own Blair Dods was on one of the very first flights from New Zealand to Australia on Monday (in what we called the Blair Ditch Project, naturally).
On this week’s episode, host Phil Tarrant and guest Adam Thorn ask Blair to give his experience and discuss whether the bubble will help prop up the industry or burst at the first sign of a COVID case.
Finally, the team discusses the return of the Capacity Wars, as both Qantas and Virgin fight to restore their market share in an increasingly hostile market.
A super niche and interesting podcast. I particularly enjoy the chats about the future of the industry and how much of an importance drones and VTOL's will have going forward. Great stuff!
Finally an aviation podcast for Australia that’s informed and engaging to listen to. Keep up the good work AA crew. I like the relaxed and familiar tempo. Hard to get right but you’ve got it nailed.
Good chat with qantas pilots union. All the big issues covered.