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Airline Safety: A Whole New Word

The airline industry is renowned for its safety, but the pandemic threw a curveball into the mix. How did airlines fare in terms of creating a safer travel experience in the wake of the virus, and how did our efforts compare to those of other industries?

Ben Baldanza, former CEO of Spirit Airlines returns to share his thoughts on airline safety during and beyond the pandemic. 

Three Things We Learned from This Episode

  • Why the future of flying is touch-free: 5 years from now touchless check-ins and minimal personal contact will be a norm and will be worthy investments.
  • What the pandemic means for bigger planes: It could take a couple of years to build back demand. Smaller, narrow-body aircraft such as the Boeing 737 Max, Airbus A320s, and A321s will have an advantage. 

How aviation has prioritized safety since the start of the virus: From the onset of the coronavirus, the aviation industry has done its part in visible safety precautions, from mask mandates to putting up shields at airports. As an industry, we’ve shown an operational AND biological commitment to safety.

Northstar Group is the leading, high-end, retained search firm 100% focused on Aviation and Aerospace. Craig Picken is a skilled builder of high-impact Manufacturing, Operations, Finance and Aftermarket Services teams and has placed more than 200 industry leaders since 2008.