Flightradar24 Blog


AvTalk Logo

AvTalk Episode 128: The Raccoon Returns

On this episode of AvTalk, the Raccoon returns! Plus, the FAA is keeping Virgin Galactic grounded, and the list of places the MAX can fly gets longer.

Welcome back Mr. Porter

Porter Airlines restarted flights this week after an 18 month hiatus. And not to miss out on the party, Air Canada also brought back flights to Toronto City Billy Bishop Airport, the city’s downtown airport.

FAA grounds Virgin Galactic

During its trip to space in July, Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity strayed outside of its assigned airspace safety area for nearly two minutes. Now the FAA has grounded the spaceplane pending the outcome of its investigation into the incident. Read The New Yorker’s article on the subject here.

Philippine Airlines shedding aircraft in bankruptcy

Philippine Airlines has long suffered financial pressures and the pandemic finally pushed the airline into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As part of its restructuring, the airline will shed 22 jet, including a handful of A350s and 777s.

Lufthansa Cargo adding A321P2F

Lufthansa Cargo will add a pair of A321P2F (passenger to freighter conversion) aircraft to its fleet. The A321s will be operated by Lufthansa City Line and fly within Europe in support of eCommerce operations.

Air Wisconsin’s CRJ200F

In even stranger news than Lufthansa’s A321P2F, Air Wisconsin is adding the CRJ200 freighter to its fleet.

More MAX, 787s still on hold

Singapore and Malaysia have now both cleared the 737 MAX for flight, while the FAA rejected Boeing’s proposed inspection regime for 787s with quality issues, pushing back the resumption of deliveries for the manufacturer’s main widebody until October at the earliest.

How to deliver and aircraft

Greater Bay Airlines gets its first 737 and the journey to its new home is circuitous.

Checkout of the Flightradar24 YouTube channel

Flight videos, tutorials, video versions of the podcast. We’ve got it all over on YouTube. Check out the latest videos and be sure to subscribe while you’re there to get notified when new videos are uploaded.

Meet up with us in Los Angeles next weekend

Jason and Ian will be at Dorkfest beginning at 11:00 am on Saturday, 18 September in the park across from the In-N-Out at Los Angeles International Airport. If you’re in the neighborhood, we’d love to chat. Stop by for airplanes and some Flightradar24 goodies.

Let us know what you think (and let your friends know too!)

Thank you so much for listening! Like the podcast? Have suggestions for future shows? Let us know by leaving a review on iTunes. Reviews on iTunes not only help us make a better show, they help more people find the podcast! Want to send us additional feedback, just email us. And tell that friend who asked you for a podcast recommendation that AvTalk is the one they want to listen to next.

Share this podcast
Subscribe now
On The Radar Logo
Get weekly updates on Flightradar24 and have the latest aviation news land in your inbox.
Recent episodes

AvTalk 234: Route proving with the A321XLR

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 incident after a controller in Venice plugs their

AvTalk Episode 233: Ural in a field (again)

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 one new airline has an even newer name.

AvTalk Episode 232: Duplicate waypoints led to NATS outage

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 hard landing in Turkey a few years ago.

AvTalk Episode 231: Investigation, what investigation?

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 from airlines around the world. And we close

AvTalk Episode 230: Prigozhin’s plane plummets

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 the airline has fared in its first year

AvTalk Episode 229: Just kidding about vacation, this is a new episode

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; and all the details we have so far
Listen and subscribe on:
On The Radar Logo

Get the Flightradar24 Aviation newsletter

Flight tracking and aviation industry news direct to your inbox

Aviation news comes quickly, so we want to bring more of the aviation world to you with our weekly Flightradar24 aviation newsletter - On The Radar.

On The Radar Logo