On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the rapidly devolving situation in Kabul, Afghanistan. And Ned Russell joins us to discuss his reporting on how airlines feel about the 737 MAX some eight months after its return to revenue service.

Chaos in Kabul

The rapidly devolving situation in Afghanistan created chaos at the Kabul airport over the past week. We discuss what’s happened at the Kabul airport and the effects on commercial air traffic in Afghanistan.

How airlines learned to stop worrying and love the MAX

We chat with Ned Russell, airlines reporter at Skift/Airline Weekly to learn more about how airlines have felt about the return of the 737 MAX and what they’ve seen over the past eight months. We also discuss the passenger reaction to the aircraft’s return to service. Ned’s full piece on the return of the MAX is available here.

Embraer’s new turboprop

Embraer released its revised turboprop configuration for its next-generation regional aircraft.

FAA AD on PW1500G and PW1900G engines

The FAA issued an airworthiness directive for Pratt and Whitney PW1500G and PW1900G engines instructing operators to replace portions of the high pressure compressor in the engines. The full AD is available here.

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