PODCAST 19: AfriJet and Accenture on why new business models work

This week's news-magazine podcast talks about the new world of aerospace defence and aviation as the industry evolves into its new position.

CEO of AfriJet, the hybrid carrier from Gabon, Marc Gaffajoli talks to Anuradha Deenapanray about how the commercial airline/business charter operator survived the pandemic and is now ready to collaborate with others to feed traffic from central and west Africa.

Gaffajoli also explains why the airline’s recent IOSA certification will help springboard to the next level and enter new markets.
 
Another area where business models comes under scrutiny is the aerospace supply chain. John Schmidt, the aerospace and defense lead at global firm Accenture, talks to Alan Peaford about the impact of Covid on the supply chain and how increased digitalisation will enable businesses to meet the new future and flourish.
 
“When I look at what has to happen with respect to the current situation and dealing with it, digital is a huge component of the solution. And that's going to put pressures in other places that have not changed, which is around workforce,” he said.
 
Schmidt shares his views on the workforce challenges and what organisations need to be doing.
 
This, plus all the news headlines from the past week from across the region.
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