Flightradar24 Blog


AvTalk Logo

AvTalk Episode 175: Thanks Nancy

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 Kuala Lumpur to Taipei was followed by nearly 3 million people throughout the flight and more than 700,000 as it landed in Taiwan. We discuss the significance of the flight and how it affected Flightradar24’s infrastructure and what we’re doing now to ensure a better experience for everyone.

FAA nearing final sign off on Boeing 787 deliveries

The acting administrator of the FAA visited Boeing’s facilities in South Carolina this week ahead of an expected sign off on the resumption of 787 deliveries.

Airbus cancels Qatar A350 orders

Reuters is reporting that Airbus has canceled all remaining Qatar Airways A350 orders, striking 19 A350s from the books. This is the latest and most dramatic escalation in the long running dispute between the European airframer and Qatar.

A bizarre tragedy in North Carolina

A bizarre and tragic turn of events after a hard landing led to a damaged aircraft, one of the pilots of a CASA 212 jumped out of the aircraft—without a parachute—as the plane was attempting to make an emergency landing in Raleigh.

New rules for refunds

The US Department of Transportation is proposing new rules for when airlines must refund passenger fares. Seth Miller of PaxEx.aero joins us to explain the proposal and what it could mean if the new rules are enacted.

How big should airplane seats be?

The US FAA wants to know how large airplane seats should be. The request relates entirely to how large seats need to be to safely evacuate an aircraft, so before you submit your comment know that they don’t care how comfortable you are.

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.

Please click here for a transcript of this episode.

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