EVA International Media always seeks new ground breaking ways to inform our clients and ensure that the latest trends and innovations are widely publicised. We are therefore launching EVA Podcasts under the expert guidance of that well-known industry leader, Chris Notter of Saudia Cargo.
EPS 200: Chris is joined by Holger Ostheimer - MD of DC Aviation Al Futtaim
Holger Ostheimer - MD of DC Aviation Al Futtaim based in Dubai.
We started by going off-piste regarding Holger playing professional American Football - a common interest and passion.
Great location at Al Maktoum Int'l Airport (DWC)
Large Hanger & executive VVIP Lounge plus dedicated ramp parking - all the conveniences necessary
Services covered : -
Aircraft Management Executive Charter Operations Business Jet Maintenance Consultation services Ground Handling FBO 24 hour on-site security Screening Customs Immigration Major focus on 'Premier Quality Operations' & People Relations.
From Learjet 40 to a 46 seater A319 corporate jet -- so many options & so many choices..
EPS 199: Chris is joined by Teddy Zebitz - Chief Cargo Officer - Saudia Cargo
Teddy Zebitz - Chief Cargo Officer - Saudia Cargo
A great Industry enabler and positive tactical and strategic leader.
Customer Focus Simplicity being of utmost importance Sustainability lessons now learned by everyone and will be a major 'influencer' moving forward. Chair of the SkyTeam alliance this year and the importance and benefits of being a member Looking back on the re-branding of the Cargo Handing business to SAL and its 1st Year Anniversary Great opportunities ahead: The Neom / Red Sea project -- Saudi Megacity Supporting and aligning with the national Vision 2030 Teddy has also given back to education by teaching at Universities This bodes well for a solid transfer of skills to local talent and effective succession Teddy is keen to capitalize on the Cargo volume demand and will be encouraging his team on how to remain agile and resilient and strength in pivot to ensure the sustainability now necessary A believer in community and not just competition Digitization and service partner innovation driven by customer experience and customer expectation Wishing Teddy and my old colleagues, the very best of success this year and for many more to come.
EPS 198: The Weekend Show with Chris Notter and Steven Dickson (part 44)
Another week and 1 week closer to our 1 year anniversary of the show. A 'Fool & Horses' reference to start with.
Little did we know back then that this damn pandemic would have such an effect on us all!
As we approach the week that introduces March and the end of Q1 -- POSITIVE SHOOTS OF SPRING AWAIT...
Positive shout out for Captain Tom - what a man and a man of the hour when he was needed - will be laid to rest today and what a legacy of inspiration he leaves behind.
Politicians, tabloid press should learn to speak from positions of data driven detail and not from their South Pole regions.
Many a poor statement delivered when in a situation of not knowing what we don't know!
We also discuss:
737 Max - DOT Inspector General report and recommendations - the need to be aware of same parties validating and verifying - a lesson across all accreditation and certification exercises IAG recognition of Cargo Importance - Lynne Embleton soon to be EI CEO - good luck in the new position Positive results for ATLAS & Chapman Freeborn & all Cargo business units High yields - need a balance to allow sustainability across the sector - do not return to a race to the bottom IATA - Return mission Slots waiver Norwegian and canx of Airbus Aircraft orders New testing development - quicker, faster & more in line with process efficiencies -Toronto Airports 'Point of need' tetsing Emphasise commitment from the top to change as we 'Bring Back Better' & 'Bounce Back Better' Training and support need to be reviewed from a collaborative and cost-effective perspective People will want to focus on LIFE, FUN , TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT and MAKING MEMORIES with FRIENDS & FAMILY "Those that serve need to give their very very best" "Those that are being served need to give respect and encouragement as well as appreciation" As Captain Tom said 'Tomorrow will be a better day'
EPS 197: TURBULENCE with Mr. David A Banmiller, Retired Airline Executive and Author (Chapter 4)
David Banmiller - Author of Turbulence
Our 5th session covering Chapter 4 -- 'Inside the Corporate Office'
So many key positions - and all deserve mutual respect as the combined efforts make a business successful or not.
Al disciplines are interconnected & how corporate culture has changed over the years How the Machine works : YESTERDAY -- Finance TODAY - FLT.OPS / Engineering / Maintenance / Ground Ops / HR / Admin TOMORROW - IT / Marketing Sometimes Personal Dynamics & sometimes drama Between these divisions, can make or break a company. Importance of Executive Assistance -- Ann Tang - Incredible lady! How important is marketing? The demise of the travel agent -- Commissions / over-rides Thom Nulty & Mike Gunn -- Unique breeds. Changes in focus through the 50's / 60's / 70's some sensitive adverts -- from Mary Wells / inspiration for Peggy from Mad Men to Emilio Pucci and trendy uniforms Frequent flyer programs and incredible value of the programs these days A look back at the Peter Sellers ads as well as a clever example from Virgin - featuring a ref to Winston Churchill Nice close -- in regard to people skills -- a quote from David ;-
"I did not want to be the smartest person in the room -- just the one passing the baton & leading the orchestra of talent"
EPS 196: Chris is joined by Glyn Hughes - Director General for TIACA
Glyn Hughes - Director General for TIACA
A great move for Glyn and a seamless transition and transfer from his IATA years.
Glyn is always positive and focused on the key issues;
How well the Cargo business has done & the profile of Cargo and the Supply Chain Big shout out to the industry Journalists who have tirelessly reported on key stories and the positive impact Cargo has had globally along with the people that make it happen at every airport and in all conditions 24/7 -- Much respect! 2000 pax planes used as 'preighters' 250-300 aircraft being converted at short notice and having seats removed and tracks installed to cater for Cargo Business Sustainability On-Line 'CSQ' - Cargo Service Quality A white paper on transportation ICAO safe supply chain Cargo Pulse Digitization -- a culture of learning & commitment along with Leadership, which must change as so many of the previous norms' have changed as well. Up skilling / cross skilling & new skilling Vaccines and the 'point of production to the point of the needle' - a global collaborative effort required Vaccine passport discussion Operation Sunrays We wish Glyn the very best of success in his new role.
EPS 195: The Weekend Show with Chris Notter and Steven Dickson (part 43)
Another week – and how quickly they are passing.
This week – Reference to a very interesting podcast session with Shawn Richards – CEO of Ink Aviation
Providers of Technology solutions – especially around the topic of Vaccine passports / test certificates
Steven and I discuss the different perspectives of Digital Health Passports.
No Jab – No Job and would/could/should vaccine passports & test certs be a key prerequisite to opening of certain venues etc.
Positives starting to trickle across news desks and media –
Numbers of vaccinations
G7 positive commitments
Everyone deserves the same access especially those that are in vulnerable groups
Humanity is however very positive and generous and now more time is being spent on ‘good news stories’ and generosity as well as ‘feel good’ impact which is much needed and should be focussed on even more.
AA -partnering with American Red Cross to aid winter storms
QR & Cargolux & EY partnering with Unicef & humanitarian airfreight initiative as part of many global airlines covering routes to more than 100 countries in support of the Covax Facility.
EY already a member with The HOPE consortium program offering a complete supply chain solution to aid CV-19 vaccine distribution
As seasons change – fresh hope manifests itself and this year needs to see global solidarity & collaboration
BUILD BACK BETTER / BRING BACK BETTER / BOUNCE BACK BETTER – Whatever the chosen term – things need to be better as we move forward together, embracing technology and addressing a legacy of waste – Sustainability is at the forefront of everyone’s outlook
Accepting the debt being accumulated by governments and businesses – there will be reflection in prices to come!
Ref to Brenda from Bristol and the Boy Band era also covered!
Customer ReviewsSee All
You really help the people that you are interviewing come up with things to talk about. Loved the recent podcast
Well worth a listen
Amusing and informative podcast - would highly recommend.