The official podcast of Australian Aviation – where we unpack all the latest insights and developments plus the big issues impacting Australia’s aviation sector.
International travel creeps closer, but are we ready?
As Victoria and NSW’s long lockdowns linger on, the aviation industry is quietly readying itself for the quicker-than-thought return of international travel.
In this week’s episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, Adam Thorn and Hannah Dowling ask if the industry is prepared to get planes flying again, with confusion over how COVID-safe protocols will work.
And with foreign airlines circling to snap up locked-down Aussie aviation workers, does the industry have a plan to keep hold of its best people?
Finally, the pair discuss the future of vaccine passports as Rex opts in as the UK opts out.
Sky’s The Limit Podcast: The opportunities of RPAS with Amanda Meys
As chief remote pilot at the CSIRO, Amanda Meys has trailblazed through a very impressive career in risk management, drone piloting, maintenance and military aviation, just to name a few
In this episode of Sky’s The Limit, hosts Anna Grbas and Hannah Dowling sit down with Amanda to discuss her early career in military aviation, and her sheer determination to pursue avionics engineering.
Plus, Amanda shares her insight to the next generation of drone pilots hoping to find their way in the RPAS space.
Finally, she unveils why Australia has played such a critical role in the development of drone technologies, and become a global leader in the RPAS space.
Is Australia ready to restart international travel?
Australian states are gearing up to end lockdowns and we’re being told we’ll soon have to learn to live with the virus. But are we ready to?
In this episode, Phil and Adam discuss what needs to be done for airports to be ready to open borders domestically and, crucially, internationally.
The pair also ask why major foreign airlines are so keen to hire Aussie pilots, and whether we’ll be left short in a post-COVID world?
Finally, what actually goes on in desert boneyards, and why is the work so secret?
SPECIAL EPISODE: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health with David Coleman, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
This year's R U OK? Day serves as an important reminder to open up the conversation on mental health, both in the workplace and at home, according to David Coleman, member for Banks and Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
In this special episode, join Momentum Media director Alex Whitlock as he speaks to Mr Coleman.
Together, the pair discuss the importance of shining a spotlight on mental health issues, share why the consequences of stigmatising mental health are significant, and reveal how you can make a difference to your workplace, community, family and friends.
Australian Aviation meets Oceania’s Greg Edmonds
While COVID has generated headlines for grounding commercial airlines, it’s also forced those in the MRO sector to quickly innovate to keep their clients airborne.
In this special episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn speaks to the CEO of Salus Aviation, Greg Edmonds. He talks about the group’s New Zealand owned and operated business Oceania Aviation, which offers nose-to-tail MRO support for rotary and fixed-wing operators.
The pair discuss the challenges of the past year, closed borders, expanding across the Tasman, and sourcing the best talent globally.
Plus, with hybrid aircraft and eVTOLS on the brink of breaking through, what’s next for the industry as a whole?
Qantas preps its A380s for international restart
After two months in a COVID slumber, Qantas finally poked its head up to reveal its full-year financial results.
And while the loss was predictable, far more interesting was its ambitious plan to get flying again this year, and bring its A380s back earlier than expected.
In this episode, Adam Thorn and Hannah Dowling discuss the politics behind the story, and which of its A380s will be the first to leave the desert to return.
Plus, why has Qatar’s Hamad airport been named the best in world despite the invasive search of Australian women returning home last year?
10 out of 10 Phil and Adam. You guys do this well. Relaxed and entertaining. What you do is pretty unique and I can see why this is the top aviation podcast around. Wish you would do it more often than once a week.
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.