The JumpSeat podcast

FLYHT’s JumpSeat is a podcast created with the vision of sharing the most recent and impactful topics in the aviation industry by talking to aviation leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators.
Oct 5, 2023

#9: Navigating the Dynamic Shifts in the Aviation Industry with Dan Geier

  About This Episode   Are you looking to gain valuable insights into the dynamic shifts in the aviation industry? Look no further! Tune in ...

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Dec 6, 2022

#8: Navigate the Future with Actionable Intelligence — Air Traffic Control and Sustainability with Captain Mary McMillan

New technology is coming into the aviation space and making sure we have the right information to make the right decisions is even more critical than before. In this episode, Mary shares her background and insights on the industry as a engineer, a commercial pilot of over 35 years, and an Independent Safety Advisor. Mary shares her involvement with the industry's transition into RNAV, as well as giving our listeners her insight on the importance for the industry as a whole to have a way of collecting the right information that can be actionable.

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Oct 11, 2022

#7: Cyber Resiliency — Preparing for the New Frontier with IATA’s Matthew Vaughan

You can't expect to be lucky every time, understanding what the next phase looks like and being preventive is key for security, compliance, and risk management. New episode of the JumpSeat with Matthew Vaughan, Director of Aviation Security & Cyber for IATA.

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Jul 27, 2022

#6: Don’t Be Paralyzed By Too Much Data — Industry Veteran Don Wilson On Just-In-Time Aircraft Parts and Operations

Listen to industry veteran Don Wilson's story and extensive experience with ILS and the aircraft parts market, as well as his insights on the industry. Having the capabilities to extract actionable intelligence from data key for efficient MRO and operations.

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Jul 12, 2022

#5: Get In and Get Out & Project Zero — Strategic Operations With Waltzing Matilda Aviation’s Smart New Airline

As travel opens up with pent up travel demand, Waltzing Matilda Aviation (WMA) navigates the post-pandemic landscape for a unique opportunity. With the industry moving towards carbon neutrality, WMA is also taking initiative to be at the forefront of this change by adopting new technical solutions. Data solutions are also a simple and easy to implement tool to enable fuel initiatives by leveraging technology and automation for decision making awareness.

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Jun 7, 2022

#4: WestJet’s Charles Duncan, EVP and Former President of Swoop, On Pandemic Recovery In The Face Of Rising Fuel Prices

❗This episode contains valuable content you don't want to miss if you're operating a low-cost carrier. With soaring fuel prices, APU reduction is low-hanging fruit to save on fuel costs and improve profitability. Save more than $150/hr by helping your team become more aware of APU usage. Listen to how the WestJet Group leverages technology and automation to improve decision making awareness across all teams.

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Apr 19, 2022

#3: Save Your Bottom Line, How A Ready-to-Use Software Can Help Save Millions of Dollars And Lower Emissions

Profit margins are tight and will continue to tighten with increasing fuel prices and the inevitable carbon pricing in North America. Learn about the challenges that hinder airlines from fully realizing their fuel savings potential, and how timely data retrieval help airlines improve operations and save costs.

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Mar 22, 2022

#2: Starting a brand new airline in Bermuda. A conversation with serial entrepreneur — Coral Jet’s Wes Gardner

Establishing a habit is easy, keeping up a good habit can be difficult. Welcome to the second episode of FLYHT's JumpSeat podcast with our host Chris Glass and Coral Jet's Wes Gardner where they talk about the works of a startup airline in Bermuda.

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Mar 16, 2022

#1: 5G in Aviation, Friend or Foe? See the Bigger Picture with Peter Rysavy

Even though it is human nature to resist what is unknown, we never stop seeking for the next big thing. What does 5G mean for aviation and will it play a big part in aviation tomorrow?

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Meet The Host

Chris Glass

Bringing with him over 20 years of hands on airline experience, Chris Glass hops onto the JumpSeat to share his knowledge as an Airport Operations Subject Matter Expert.

Beginning his aviation career as a Customer Service Agent at the YYC airport, Chris was promoted to a Team Leader and moved to Edmonton. There he spent two years working through the airport’s great period of expansion. Chris’ most recent airline role was as an Operational Performance and a Continuous Improvement Analyst, specifically focused on Airport Operations and Fuel Efficiency.

In 2020 Chris joined the FLYHT family, and is currently our Ground Operations Product Owner.

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