On this week?s episode of AvTalk, Jason checks in from Taipei and Ian sits down with Olov Lindström, Norse Atlantic Airways Fleet Chief pilot and the first person to captain a 787 to Antarctica. We learn all about the special preparations necessary to make the flight as ordinary as possible. Thank you for listening! Thank [?]
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We bring you an abbreviated Thanksgiving week episode, partly because of the Thanksgiving holiday, but mostly because Jason is wandering around Japan on high speed trains. We have some updates on stories we discussed last week as well as some much welcome news for Boeing and its 737-10 MAX. And on next week?s episode we?ll [?]
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, a horse escapes its stall onboard a 747 flying from New York to Liege. A panel of experts says decades of congressional meddling and underfunding of the FAA introduces undue risk to flying in the US. And the Dubai Airshow is Boeing?s show with orders for nearly 300 aircraft, [?]
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On this episode of AvTalk, we learn that the arraignment of the pilot who threatened his captain with a gun has been delayed?because he is on active duty military service outside the country. A Titan Airways A321neo was damaged by high-intensity film lighting, more PW1100G issues, and you could be in charge of the world?s [?]
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On this episode of AvTalk, we?re flabbergasted to learn about the events aboard a Delta flight last August as the first officer threatened to shoot the captain if they diverted the flight due to an onboard medical emergency. Elsewhere, the JetBlue-Spirit Airlines merger trial is underway in Boston, Southwest might flight to the other Dallas [?]
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On this episode of AvTalk, we spend a full third of the episode attempting to understand what happened on Horizon Air flight 2059 after an off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot sitting in the flight deck jump seat tried to shut down the aircraft?s engines. Also this week, a pilot in Houston failed to follow ATC instructions [?]
On this week?s AvTalk, Jason Rosewell from Infinite Flight joins us to discuss the new partnership between Flightradar24 and Infinite Flight that makes our new 3D view so amazing. We also learn more about how Infinite Flight got started and what?s next for the mobile flight sim company. Plus, a bizarre accident involving a Titan [?]
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On this week?s episode, we take stock of rapidly evolving civil aviation situation in Israel. How are airlines reacting, which are halting flights, and which are still flying to Tel Aviv. Elsewhere, a FedEx 757 makes a gear up landing, the car park at Luton Airport near London goes down in flames, and we make [?]
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On this episode of AvTalk, we chat with curator of theAirchive.net, Chris Sloan. United Airlines adds more aircraft to its order book, SAS will say hello to Air France+KLM and goodbye to Star Alliance, and Qantas is in more hot water thanks to an IT malfunction. This week?s highlights Air France+KLM will become a major [?]
On this week?s AvTalk, the pilots of the Ural Airlines A320 that ran out of fuel and landed in a field didn?t know the gear was down. VivaAerobus becomes the first airline to add new routes after Mexico regains its Category 1 safety rating, turbulence injures 8 on a JetBlue flight, and much, much more. [?]
On this episode of AvTalk, our Chris Lomas becomes the first non-Airbus employee to fly the A321XLR as he joins the route proving campaign. Plus, one company sold aircraft parts based on forged documents, Akasa Air in India loses so many pilots to another airline they have to cancel flights, and two aircraft avert an [?]
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, we recap all the fun we had at Dorkfest and Spot LAX, including our meeting with one incredible young avgeek. Plus, another Ural Airlines flight ends up in a field, Pratt and Whitney delivers more bad news about the A320neo engines, Mexico makes it back to Category 1, and [?]
On this episode of AvTalk, we learn that the cause of the NATS outage at the end of August was two identically named waypoints 4,000 miles apart. Plus, we discover Discover Airlines, learn a thing or two from an air traffic controller, and dig into the report of a Nordwind Airlines A321 that suffered a [?]
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, a NATS computer failure snarls traffic in the UK, Russia says there won?t be an investigation into the crash of Yevgeny Prigozhin?s plane, and some 737 MAX are affected by a fresh quality issue that could impact Boeing?s 2023 delivery targets. Plus new aircraft orders, routes, and product announcements [?]
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On this episode of AvTalk, what we know so far about the crash of an Embraer Legacy 600 in Russia that is said to have been carrying Yevgeny Prigozhin and top Wagner Group officials. And we sit down for a long chat with Norse Atlantic Airways president Charles Duncan, who fills us in on how [?]
We were wrong. Last week, Ian promised a clip show. But then news happened! So we have a new show for you this week. Ian and Jason discuss the new Air India logo, livery, and cabin interiors; the NTSB?s final report on United flight 1722; more information on NASA?s AEROMMA mission; the return of Mexicana; [?]
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, Niger?s airspace closure creates confusion and delay; the NTSB investigation into a close call in Boston reveals video evidence of just how close of a call it was; and travel demand is up, but for some airlines it?s up in all the wrong places. Niger airspace closure changes the [?]
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, TCAS comes to the rescue, averting a mid-air collision off the coast of Florida between an Allegiant Air A320 and Gulfstream. NASA is flying low over major US cities for science. And a United 767 makes a landing hard enough to wrinkle the fuselage. NASA AEROMMA NASA?s AEROMMA mission [?]
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, very expensive news for Pratt and Whitney and more headaches for A320neo operators. Go First gets the green light to relaunch if they can meet specific conditions. A Delta 767 suffers heavy hail damage over Italy. And passengers on a British Airways flight end up with less than they bargained for. [?]
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, a United 767?s escape slide escapes the aircraft just before landing in Chicago, Northern Pacific is off to a shaky start, and some airline worker unions are quite pleased while others are ready to strike. Escape slide escapes A United Airlines 767 on approach to Chicago from Zurich lost [?]
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren returns as resident Avgeek-in-Chief to talk about his behind the scenes look at how airline safety cards are designed. And a United passenger had their journey from Houston to Amsterdam end in Chicago after their unruly behavior led the captain to divert the flight. The unruly passenger [?]
On this week?s episode, we give United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby some friendly advice, JetBlue tries to make nice with the DOJ by not appealing the ruling invalidating the Northeast Alliance, and Ian has some choice words for one news outlet regarding their coverage of a recent incident. Scott Kirby?s private jet in the middle [?]
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, the first major operational meltdown of the summer hits the US, a Delta 717 lands without its nose gear, and we chat with Zac Brown, founder of European Pride in Aviation Network (EPAN), about the work his organization is doing to make sure everyone feels like they have a [?]
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On this week?s AvTalk, we break down all the news from the 2023 Paris Air Show, from IndiGo?s record breaking order to the new propulsion technologies just over the horizon. The 2023 Paris Air Show IndiGo kicked off the show with a record-breaking order for 500 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft. At 500 planes, it is the [?]
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On this episode of AvTalk, Air India?s diversion to Russia ends up being about as easy as it gets. The FAA has a new acting administrator and the FAA reauthorization bill currently working its ways through the US Congress has some interesting provisions. Secondary flight deck barriers are finally coming to new aircraft. And Tecnam [?]
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, an Air India 777 diverts to Russia and we walk through the challenges of getting an aircraft repaired in a country under US sanctions. Boeing is dealing with a fresh 787 quality issue. And Seth Miller of PaxEx.aero joins Jason in Hamburg, Germany to report on the newest passenger [?]
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, a passenger opens an exit door just before landing in Daegu, a new entrant for the most unrealistic airline business model emerges, and Boeing tries to kick start things ahead of the Paris Airshow. American to appeal NEA decision American Airlines CEO Robert Isom says the airline will appeal [?]
On this episode of AvTalk founder and editor of The Airline Observer, Brian Sumers, joins us to discuss the ruling by a US judge dissolving American Airlines and JetBlue?s Northeast Alliance and what that could mean for JetBlue?s acquisition of Spirit Airlines. NTSB hosts runway incursion round table NTSB chair Jennifer Homendy hosted a runway [?]
On this episode of AvTalk, former NTSB Chair and member of the FAA?s recently formed Independent Safety Review Team, Robert Sumwalt joins the program to discuss the state of aviation safety in the United States and how industry and regulators are reacting to a recent spate of serious incidents. YouTuber pleads guilty to obstruction [?]
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On this episode of AvTalk, Ryanair commits to up to 300 Boeing 737-10 MAX, Go First receives bankruptcy protection, frustrating lessor attempts to repossess their aircraft, and we talk with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Chief Strategy Officer Jenny Kavanagh about their merger with Britten-Norman and plans for a hydrogen powered Islander. Ryanair orders up to 300 [?]
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, a swarm of bees delays a Delta flight to Atlanta. Go First declares bankruptcy and places the blame at Pratt and Whitney?s feet. And Ian wants to drive ZeroAvia?s HyperTruck. Covered in bees! An Atlanta-bound Delta Air Lines A320 was delayed in Houston thanks to a swarm of bees [?]
On this episode of AvTalk, Boeing reports its first quarter results, more airlines are grounding Pratt and Whitney GTF-powered aircraft awaiting engine repair and overhaul, and a leaking lavatory jams a Delta 767?s flight controls. FAA unveils safety review panel The FAA has created an independent safety review panel to study ways to ?enhance safety [?]
On this episode of AvTalk, Boeing stops deliveries of most 737 MAX due to a ?non-standard manufacturing process? on the fuselage-vertical fin joint. Sudanese airspace is closed after renewed fighting. And some former Polar Air Cargo executives and suppliers could be facing lengthy prison sentences. Sudan airspace closed, aircraft destroyed Multiple civilian aircraft were destroyed [?]
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On this episode of AvTalk, Sheveluch is disrupting flights. The volcano causing problems this time isn?t as bad (yet) and isn?t nearly as hard to pronounce as Eyjafjallajökull. Airbus and Boeing report their first quarter delivery numbers and Aeroflot leans on Iran?s sanctions-busting experience for maintenance. Sheveluch volcano erupts in Russia Ash from the Sheveluch [?]
On this episode of AvTalk, a Dutch court halts plans to cull flights in Amsterdam, a SkyUp Airlines 737 escapes Ukraine, and the FAA has finally issued new certification guidelines for engine encounters with ?medium flocking birds.? Dutch court halts flight cuts in Amsterdam A Dutch court ruled this week that cuts imposed by Schiphol [?]
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On this week?s AvTalk, Ian flies solo with Jason under the weather. This week?s show is on the shorter side, with 100% less repartee, but we hope you?ll enjoy it nonetheless. Washington withdraws as FAA nominee Phillip Washington, the current CEO of Denver Airport has withdrawn his nomination to be the Administrator of the Federal [?]
On this episode of AvTalk, the FAA tells pilots to fly better, ATC staffing is bad enough to allow slot waivers for this summer, and the 25 hour cockpit voice recorder is finally in progress. Plus, an update on the Flair Airlines 737 repossessions and Emirates debuts a refreshed livery. The FAA?s post-Safety Summit week [?]
On this episode of AvTalk, Jason steps off a flight from Japan and immediately records a podcast. Flair Airlines says lessors and another airline are conspiring to take their aircraft. Saudi Arabia makes a huge order for its new airline Riyadh Air, and the FAA holds its aviation surface safety summit. FAA Safety Summit The [?]
On this episode of AvTalk, our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff sits in for Jason, who is in Japan this week. We take a close look at the US Department of Justice?s anti-trust suit to block the JetBlue takeover of Spirit Airlines. We walk through the new Flightradar24 beta and discuss the rare instance of [?]
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On this episode of AvTalk, a close call in Boston, another in Burbank, and an inflight break up over Nevada. Plus, Lufthansa reveals its new Allegris cabins and we pick through the seven?count ?em seven!?different configurations of the Business class seat on offer. Links to click Data from close call in Boston Data from runway [?]
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, we discuss Alaska Airlines? response to two tail strikes in Seattle within minutes of each other, debate the wisdom of Air New Zealand?s turn back to Auckland last week, and find that missing curfew isn?t just a problem for teenagers. Alaska Airlines tail strikes halt airline operations On 26 [?]
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On this week?s AvTalk, a United Airlines 777?s steep dive after departure and other recent incidents lead to FAA calling for a safety summit. We dig in to what?s happened and what regulators want to do about it. We pick apart the preliminary report on the crash of Yeti Airlines flight 691 in Nepal. And [?]
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On this episode of AvTalk, we float through the stratosphere with a Chinese spy balloon and break down the data on multiple accidents and incidents. From FedEx and Southwest?s very close call in Austin to the Coulson 737 Fireliner crash in Western Australia to the incident involving a departing Qatar Airways 787 we just learned [?]
On this week?s episode, we?re joined by The Air Current?s Jon Ostrower for a discussion about the delivery of the last Boeing 747 and Boeing?s plans for the future in Everett and beyond. Ostrower explains Boeing?s decision to begin a fourth 737 MAX production line at Everett and the recent NASA award for Boeing to [?]
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, Boeing reports its financial results for 2022, we preview Boeing?s arraignment on fraud charges in Texas, the NTSB issues more comments on the Ethiopian 302 final report, and we learn what brought down the air traffic control system in the Philippines earlier this month. Boeing?s big week Boeing reported [?]
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, we discuss the crash of Yeti Airlines flight 691, a major safety incident in New York that could have been much worse, and Gabriel Leigh sits down with John Nilsson of Swedavia to learn about what airports are doing to get ready for electric and hydrogen powered aircraft. Yeti [?]
On this episode of AvTalk, we walk through what we know (so far) about the FAA?s NOTAM system outage. And Casey Humphries from the United Network for Organ Sharing and Chris Curran of New England Donor Services join us to explain how transplant organs get from donor to recipient and the critical role played by [?]
On our first episode of 2023, we see how Southwest has recovered from its meltdown; investigators issue their final report on ET302, but the NTSB and BEA have more to add; and airspace in the Philippines is recovered after a power outage closed the entire Manila FIR to flights. Southwest?s recovery Southwest Airlines? operations returned [?]
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From people who live and breath the nuts and bolts of running an airline to journalists covering the business of aviation, our conversations took us all over the world and down more than one rabbit hole. To close out the year, we revisit some of our favorite AvTalk conversations from 2022. Flying Zero G Novespace [?]
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On this special episode of AvTalk, we?ve reproduced the audio from our video live stream episode about Southwest Airlines? cancellations and operational meltdown that began with massive storms across the United States on 22 December and morphed into a IT infrastructure nightmare for the airline and its passengers. You can replay the video live stream [?]
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