AvTalk Episode 23: Ground Stop
On this episode of AvTalk we recap the meltdown at JFK Airport in New York after a blizzard that forced some flights to wait over 7 hours for a gate. A 737 tries to go swimming in the Black Sea. We review the 2017 Airbus and Boeing delivery numbers. And we remember a few moments from this week in aviation history.
We addressed JFK’s meltdown in a special YouTube episode, but in this episode we look in to see if the situation has been resolved. Spoiler: it hasn’t. We also talk about the various investigations underway and Jason offers some ideas on how to fix it.
This week in Aviation History
This week marked the 9th anniversary of the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’, the successful water landing and evacuation of a US Airways A320 in the Hudson River, and the 10th anniversary of the BA38 forced landing at London-Heathrow after losing power in both engines.
2017 Airbus and Boeing Delivery Numbers
A Pegasus 737 overran the runway in Trabzon this week, sliding down a cliff toward the Black Sea.
The daylight images of the Pegasus Airlines 737-800 that ran off the runway at Trabzon (and off a cliff) are just unreal. https://t.co/rrBk1mQ6ut Curiously, the network blurred out the branding on the aircraft. (via IHA News) pic.twitter.com/tpQJ8QyzgC
— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) January 14, 2018
As part of the Alaska Airlines + Virgin America merger, the airlines are now operating under the Alaska operating certificate and the Virgin America callsign ‘Redwood’ has gone away. We’re also keeping an eye on N625VA, which may be the first former Virgin America A320 in Alaska Airlines paint.
Our first in a series of glossary terms. What’s a ground stop? We answer that question.
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