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…

Read More

Innovation, working in small, nimble teams, and driving a culture is what helps small companies compete. Perhaps it’s just the lack of boundaries.   Airborne ECS is just one example of a small but mighty business making big waves in the industry. The question is, how have they done it? How can small businesses keep pushing…

Read More

What can we expect from the airlines in 2021? How will they change and what will drive their business? In this episode, economist and former CEO of Spirit Airlines, Ben Baldanza shares the changes we’ll need to make as an industry.  Three Things We Learned from This Episode How a decrease in business travel will…

Read More

Highly acclaimed industry analyst and Forbes contributor, Brian Foley, shares his thoughts for 2021. With the New Year comes a ton of excitement. While many of us are still feeling cautious, many are also curious as to what the future holds. How big a dent did 2020 leave in our industry, and what can we…

Read More

What is the future of aviation? Will we be bearing the brunt of coronavirus for years to come or will the impact be short-lived? In this episode, author of Aircraft Valuation, David Yu shares his prognosis for aviation in 2021 and beyond.  3 Things We Learned from David The impact of furloughed skills on the industry:…

Read More

Alpine Advanced Materials innovative HX5 composites are driving weight-saving solutions that took a whopping 2,000 lbs. of weight out of a Boeing 777! As a venture-backed, early stage start-up, the company is also creating big waves in aerospace manufacturing.   Getting a startup off the ground is challenging in the best of times, and a pandemic only…

Read More

To all my Aerospace friends. Many of the challenges of 2020 are behind us and many remain. Like a CAT 5 hurricane COVID proved devastating to the industry but like most communities who suffer through them, it is amazing how fast they rebound. We are well into the back half of the storm and I’m…

Read More

LCOL Christopher “Otis” Raible was the Commanding Officer of Marine Attack Squadron 211, until he was killed in Afghanistan on September 14, 2012. I find his instructions to his squadron officers refreshing and for all business leaders. What will you tell your leaders in 2021? From: Commanding Officer, Marine Attack Squadron 211To: Squadron Attack Pilots…

Read More

Despite receiving billions in government bailouts, the world’s airlines are struggling and will continue to do so.    Bank bailouts and state financial assistance have certainly done their part to provide lifelines, but this path is not the most sustainable path forward.   Will the aid and bailouts do more to help the industry or hurt it?…

Read More

Travis Roderick, President of Air Ambulance Worldwide, made the difficult transition from running hospitals to running an aviation business. The transition has been even more complex as it was interrupted by a pandemic. In this episode he describes his journey into Aviation, how the aeromedical industry has been negatively affected, and how it will positively…

Read More