On this episode of AvTalk, an aircraft catches the wire?and we?re not talking about aircraft carriers. Plus, Airbus details its plans for the future at its Summit in Toulouse, GE Aviation is trying to figure out what?s wrong with the GE9X engine, and Senator Maria Cantwell may just have a way forward for Boeing. Catching ?
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, we discuss the tragic collision between a LATAM A320neo and an airport fire fighting rig in Lima and what we know so far about why they fire truck was on the runway. We also have a our first listener contestants, Ciara and Ganning, play the AvTalk trivia game. LATAM ?
On this episode of AvTalk, we have a lot of news to catch up on after last week?s episode solely focused on Boeing?s future. And Ian and Jason preview an avgeek trivia game that you can play on the show! If you?d like to play on next week?s show, send us an email. P-63 King ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, we?re joined by The Air Current?s editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower to parse the news from Boeing?s first investor day in four years last week. We cover CEO Dave Calhoun?s comments that Boeing will not begin building a new airplane until at least the next decade and the status of Boeing?s current ?
On this episode of AvTalk, Ian is harassed by a mystery drone, Cathay Pacific resumes flying over Russia, and pilot Mark Vanhoenacker joins us to discuss his new book, Imagine a City. Ian gets harassed by a mystery drone While grocery shopping, Ian gets harassed by a DJI Mavic 3. Boeing hosts its first investor ?
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, a Korean Air A330 overruns the runway while attempting to land in Cebu. And a Cuban pilot flies his An-2 crop duster to Florida, 20 feet above the ocean. Korean Air 631 Korean Air flight 631 was attempting to land in Cebu, Philippines during poor weather when it overran ?
On this episode of AvTalk, the FAA tells Boeing to get its act together if it ever wants to certify the 737-7 MAX, let alone by the end of the year and another pilot union weighs in on certification deadline extension. Plus, a close call in Chicago as a United flight making an emergency landing ?
On this episode of AvTalk, a Boeing Dreamlifter loses a wheel, the fate of the 737-7 and -10 MAX remains firmly on the ground, and we welcome back Airline Weekly editor Edward Russell to fill us in on Delta and Joby?s new agreement for eVTOL operations. Boeing Dreamlifter loses a wheel On departure from Taranto, ?
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, airline dispatcher Michael Karrels joins us to talk about his work at a legacy carrier in the US and some of the differences in dispatching around the world. Plus, the FAA finalizes rules extending cabin crew rest, and we close the show with a story from the early days ?
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, we look at the aviation effects of Hurricane Ian, check in on ICAO?s 41st assembly in Montreal, and try to understand how a rumor took off before we even knew it was on the runway. Hurricane Ian passes through Florida Replay of live stream on how to track Hurricane ?
On this episode of AvTalk, American Airlines announces a major cabin refit and the end of international first class, prices for flights departing Russia skyrocket after Putin announces the mobilization of reservists, and electric aircraft makers have a mixed week. American Airlines? unveils cabin refresh American Airlines will restyle its premium cabins on long-haul aircraft, ?
The flight carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II shattered the record for the most tracked flight of all time, nearly doubling the record set just last month by Nancy Pelosi. We talk about the records the Queen?s last flight set, how it affected Flightradar24, and what?s happening behind the scenes to continue upgrades to ?
On this episode of AvTalk, Ian heads to Bordeaux to experience weightlessness aboard the Novespace / Air Zero G A310 with the German Aerospace Research Center. Novespace chairman and former astronaut Jean-François Clervoy explains the idea behind parabolic flight and pilot Bertrand Rameau teaches us how to fly a parabola in the A310. Plus, Russian ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, Jason makes his way down to Washington on the CRJ-550, Ian prepares for the ride of a lifetime, a pair of Air France pilots duke it out mid-flight, and an aircraft sale that came as a big surprise. See Gabriel Leigh?s review of the CRJ-550 here. Simulating space with an ?
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, Brett Snyder from Crankyflier joins us to discuss his analysis of American Airlines? order for up to 60 of Boom?s supersonic jets. Plus, big moves by US regional airlines, Aha! declares bankruptcy, and Happy Airways wants you to help get them off the ground. Air Wisconsin moving to American ?
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, we try our hand a quick summer break, but can?t fully get away from the news. For that, Airline Weekly editor and AvTalk?s chief short answer correspondent drops by for a brief comment on American Airlines? order for Boom?s supersonic jet. Digital towers revisited And we revisit our conversation ?
On this episode of AvTalk, Boeing resumes deliveries of the 787 after more than a year, Russia begins stripping planes for parts, and a Southwest flight makes a landing hard enough to fracture a flight attendant?s vertebra. Boeing resumes 787 deliveries Boeing delivered its first 787 in more than a year this week, sending a ?
On this episode of AvTalk, SPAR19 becomes the most tracked flight of all time, a bizarre mystery surrounds a tragic flight, and Seth Miller joins us to explain the proposed passenger refund rules from the US Department of Transportation. SPAR19 becomes Flightradar24?s most tracked flight ever The flight of a US Air Force C-40 from ?
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, one chapter of the saga of Spirit Airlines comes to a close and another begins. We review the second quarter results for Boeing and Airbus and note some common themes. And we?re joined by Matt Chaifetz, CEO of Contour Airlines, to discuss the airline?s unique position as a public ?
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, we recap the Farnborough Airshow, where the biggest news wasn?t aircraft orders, but the possible next generation of aircraft. A Meridian An-12BK crashes in Greece. And airports in Europe continue to cut flights as airlines figure out what to do next. Farnborough Airshow The biggest orders weren?t the biggest ?
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, we add extreme heat to the unpleasantness of this summer?s travel woes, one flight comes within six feet of a much different ending, and we begin a new special segment to stay up to date on merger news. The smoldering summer of suck becomes the sweltering summer of suck ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, Chinese airlines place a massive Airbus order, a holey Emirates A380, and the smoldering summer of suck rolls on as airlines continue to scramble to trim flights and resize their schedules. Chinese airlines order 300 Airbus aircraft Chinese airlines combined for an order of nearly 300 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. ?
On this week?s episode of AvTalk, it?s a good week to be an A380, JetBlue and Frontier go another round over Spirit, and Air New Zealand officially announces the SkyNest is coming. The A380 is dead, long live the A380 Asiana Airlines and Korean Air put a few of their A380s back in service this ?
On this episode of AvTalk, a RED Air MD-82 goes off the runway in Miami, JetBlue puts up more money for Spirit, the first 100% SAF flight, and Laurence Hambrook, Flightradar24?s product team lead joins us for a sneak peek at what?s coming up next. RED Air MD-82 goes off the runway in Miami A ?
On this episode of AvTalk, Ian heads to Stockholm, while Jason is joined by Seth Miller in Hamburg for the Aircraft Interiors Expo. We preview some of the innovations from the expo, including one that promises to make your seat less swampy and one that none of us want to see on an airline any ?
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, Spirit pulls its vote after JetBlue sweetens its offer. More airlines are proactively canceling flights to avoid disruptions this summer. And could SAS be the new Alitalia? Spirit delays merger vote after fresh JetBlue offer Spirit Airlines delayed the planned vote on Frontier?s offer to buy the airline after ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, we?re joined once again by journalist John Walton to understand the problems we?re seeing at airports mainly in Europe as passengers are waiting hours to check in and clear security. We also discuss KLM?s newly announced Premium Economy cabin and some baffling design choices by the airline. Tara Air Twin ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, Jet Airways gets its AOC, Lufthansa and MSC Group bid for ITA Airways, and Boeing implements a new safety system. Jet Airways returns A reincarnated Jet Airways received its operating certificate this week. The airline originally ceased operations in 2019. Lufthansa and MSC Group bid for ITA Airways Lufthansa and ?
On this episode of AvTalk, CNBC airline reporter Leslie Josephs returns to update us on the the latest in JetBlue?s battle to take over Spirit Airlines. Plus, updates on the incredible landing by a passenger in Florida last week, and a new report out this week points to intentional action in the crash of China ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, a passenger lands a Cessna 208 Caravan in Florida after the pilot becomes incapacitated. Republic wants a change in how pilots can earn their certificates. And there?s more consolidation coming to South American airlines. An update on the breaking news regarding the Tibet Airlines A319. Everyone made it off the ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, Qantas orders its Project Sunrise fleet from Airbus, Spirit Airlines says no to JetBlue, and Airbus releases its first quarter results. Project Sunrise Qantas ordered 12 A350-1000s for Project Sunrise this week, but they?re no ordinary A350s. We detail how these aircraft will stand out from the rest of the ?
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On this week?s episode of AvTalk, a confidential report hypothesizes cigarettes and leaking oxygen brought down EgyptAir flight 804, French investigators provide an update on Air France flight 11, and Boeing releases its first quarter earnings and guidance on its aircraft programs. Cigarettes and Oxygen don?t mix In May 2016, EgyptAir flight 804 crashed into ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, the US transport mask mandate is struck down, Chinese investigators offer an update on MU5735, and if recent events are any guide, airline operations are in for a rough summer. The masks come off We discuss the ruling this week that struck down the US transport mask mandate. The crux ?
On this episode of AvTalk, Ned Russell joins us to discuss how airlines are expanding passenger rail and bus connections. We also recap what we know about last week?s DHL 757 runway overrun in San Jose, Costa Rica. And the European Union adds nearly two dozen Russian airlines to its list of banned airlines. DHL ?
On this episode of AvTalk, CNBC airline reporter Leslie Josephs joins us to discuss JetBlue?s surprise bid for Spirit Airlines. Plus, we pull up a beach towel and take a good long look at Condor?s new livery. NTSB helping download China Eastern flight recorders Chinese investigators sent at least one of the data recorders from ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the investigation into the crash of China Eastern Airlines flight 5735, lessors begin filing insurance claims for aircraft trapped in Russia, and a LATAM A320 joins the twisted gear club. China Eastern 5735 updates Both the Cockpit Voice Recorder and Flight Data Recorder have been ?
On this episode of AvTalk we discuss what we know so far about the crash of China Eastern Airlines flight 5735. We also talk about the status of foreign-owned aircraft operated by Russian airlines and why lessors probably aren?t getting most of those aircraft back anytime soon. China Eastern Airlines 5735 The 737-800 was en ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome Andy Taylor, Chief Solutions Officer, Digital Towers from NATS, the UK?s air navigation service provider. Andy explains how digital towers are reducing controller workload and helping improve safety in the air and on the ground. We also have the latest updates on Russian airlines and the fate of ?
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On this episode of AvTalk we welcome The Air Current?s editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower back to the show to discuss what some of the long-term effects of sanctions on Russia might be for the aviation and aerospace industries in Russia and around the world. We talk about Russian airlines and their flouting of lessor demands that ?
When Russian invaded Ukraine last week the aviation impacts were immediate and spread quickly. On this episode of AvTalk, Jason and Ian are joined by aerospace journalist John Walton to discuss the aviation-related impacts of Russia?s invasion of Ukraine. Beginning with the closure of Ukrainian airspace through flight bans on Russian aircraft to sanctions on ?
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On this episode of AvTalk, updates on the aviation situation in Ukraine. Plus, Airbus goes big with an A380 flying test bed for hydrogen propulsion. Ukrainian airspace updates We run down which airlines are avoiding Ukraine and which are still operating. Note: this episode was recorded on Wednesday, 23 February prior to Russia?s invasion of ?
On this episode of AvTalk, we take stock of the situation in Ukraine and its effects thus far on commercial aviation. The FAA removes Boeing?s ability to self-certify 787s and we review the Singapore Airshow order book. Civil aviation in Ukraine The situation in Ukraine remains tense and unpredictable and in that environment, some insurance ?
On this episode of AvTalk, Edward Russell from Airline Weekly joins us to discuss the merger of Frontier and Spirit Airlines. Mesa Airlines adds another electric aircraft to its stable of investments. And Gabriel Leigh gives us the scoop on Finnair?s new cabin, including its audacious new business class seat. Frontier and Spirit to merge Frontier ?
On this episode of AvTalk, Boeing launches the 777X Freighter with Qatar Airways as the launch customer. And some Ethiopian Airlines staff have fled the country in incredible ways, stowing away on flights to Europe and the US. Boeing launches the 777X Freighter with Qatar Airways Qatar Airways will be the launch customer for the ?
Last week?s rollout of C-Band 5G wireless in the US wasn?t a total disaster, but it?s still a giant mess. And the dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways has reached new heights, with Airbus canceling Qatar?s order for 50 A321neo aircraft and Qatar responding with a video detailing the damage to its A350s. NOTAMs, AMOCs, ?
On this episode of AvTalk, we try to unpack what happened this week as C-band 5G wireless went live in the United States. And we talk with Matthew Wietstock from Western Michigan University about one of the paths young people can use to enter the aviation industry. The ?5G? fiasco US telecom companies turned on ?
On this episode of AvTalk, we break down Airbus and Boeing order and delivery numbers for 2021, the FAA?s mysterious ground stop in the western US, and an improbable double crash in California. Order and deliveries Airbus and Boeing reported the yearly order and delivery figures this week. We pick out some of the interesting ?
On this episode of AvTalk, we?re joined by The Air Current?s Jon Ostrower to discuss the concerning departure of Emirates flight EK231 from Dubai in late December. Plus, Allegiant orders 100 737 MAX. Allegiant goes for the MAX US ultra-low cost carrier Allegiant Air signed with Boeing for 50 firm orders plus 50 options and ?
On this final episode of AvTalk for 2021, we look back on some of our favorite conversations from the past year. Thank you to all our listeners, we truly appreciate the support. Running an airport in Antarctica We first hear from Sven Lidström of the Norwegian Polar Institute to learn about Troll Research Station in Antarctica ?
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On this episode of Avtalk, Airbus picks up another big order before the close of 2021, Qatar sues Airbus over peeling paint on its A350s, and John Pitts and Richard Whitwell return for part two of our conversation about jet fuel as we learn about some of the challenges facing the adoption of sustainable aviation ?
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