Raising the Aviation Bar

Explore the latest challenges facing aviation in our new EUROCONTROL 'Raising the Aviation Bar' podcast series with senior experts at EUROCONTROL plus exclusive interviews with top-level aviation stakeholders.
Expect strategic insights into the very latest sector developments, as well as a chance to hear about each interviewee’s personal journey to a career in aviation.

Raising the Aviation Bar

Latest episodes

Raising the Aviation Bar RTAB podcast - episode 9 - Dorothea von Boxberg
Talking to Dorothea von Boxberg

The CEO of Brussels Airlines on the aviation business, sustainability and preparing for busy summer traffic.

In this episode of our #RaisingTheAviationBar podcast we speak to Dorothea von Boxberg about her plans of growing Brussels Airlines’ profitability, with a strong focus on the airline’s routes to Africa. Brussels Airlines connects the capital of Belgium with over 85 destinations, 18 of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa, and has over 3,000 staff members. As the European aviation sector prepares for busy summer traffic, Dorothea shares her insights into the airline’s preparations, as well as the latest business developments facing the sector.

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Talking with Luis Gallego

Leadership, teamwork and sustainability

Our latest podcast features an in-depth chat with one of Europe’s most-experienced aviation leaders – Luis Gallego, CEO of IAG (International Airlines Group). Luis took over as CEO of IAG in 2020, after a wide-ranging career in the aviation industry including the Spanish Air Force, INDRA, senior management roles at Air Nostrum, Vueling and Iberia.

In our podcast we get a glimpse into an upbringing that led Luis to take an interest in aviation already at a young age – as well as what he thinks is most important about leadership. The podcast covers sustainability, a key strategic priority for IAG. The Group, Luis explains, is investing significantly in SAF with currently $865 million in future purchases and investments committed as at the end of 2022. IAG is committed to using 10% of SAF by 2030. The Group is also looking into other technologies such as hydrogen and carbon removals, pushing forward system-wide change.

Raising the aviation bar
Talking to Milena Bowman and Tamara Pejovic

Driving diversity, equity & inclusion forward in aviation

In the latest episode of our #RaisingTheAviationBar podcast we discuss with EUROCONTROL Diversity Ambassadors Milena Bowman and Tamara Pejovic how aviation can drive forward diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to ensure it attracts the best talent. As a technology-driven sector, aviation needs to attract the brightest minds, people who will be able to come up with the innovative solutions the sector needs to reduce its environmental impact – and help operational actors manage increasingly complex airspace.

Milena and Tamara share their personal stories and talk about the DEI initiatives they have been contributing to, such as EUROCONTROL’s cooperation with ICAO on their Next Generation Aviation Professionals Programme, our participation in the European Commission’s Ambassadors for #DiversityInTransport Network, our cooperation with non-profit organisation AviAll - Aviation for All as well as a range of other initiatives designed to promote careers in aviation to diverse sets of schoolchildren, school leavers and young professionals.

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