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AvTalk Episode 17: The C Series Double Take

On this episode of AvTalk, we sit down with Jon Ostrower, CNN’s aviation editor, for an extended conversation about the recent Airbus and Bombardier C Series news. Jason makes a quick trip to France for the A330neo’s first flight, we go around for one last pass at Air Berlin, and we run through some news you may have missed in the past few weeks.

The Airbus A330neo first flight

Jason made the trip to Toulouse for the A330neo’s first flight. We talk about what’s new on the neo and one of its defining features.

A final go around at Air Berlin

Listen at 6:07

Air Berlin’s final long-haul flight featured a low pass and go around by the pilots in Düsseldorf, which has caused quite a stir. We discuss the flight and preview Air Berlin’s final flight on 27 October.

Airbus + C Series

Listen at 10:31

We sit down for an extended conversation with Jon Ostrower, CNN’s aviation editor, about the joint future of Airbus and the Bombardier C Series. How’d we get here, what does it mean for Airbus and the C Series, and what does it mean for the competitive landscape?

Aviation news round-up

Listen at 42:48

Southwest announces their finally headed to Hawaii, Alaska Airlines retires its last Combi, an Air Canada flight makes news in San Francisco again, and United brings its 747 Friend Ship to say goodbye to employees.

225,000 pounds of ketchup and other stories from the cargo world

Coming up

Captain Ken Hoke will join us to talk about go arounds and how they help enhance flight safety. Hoke, who runs the AeroSavvy blog, recently published a guest post with some fantastic in-depth information on go arounds on the Flightradar24 blog. We’ll have him on the podcast to discuss his piece and dig a little deeper.

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