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AvTalk Episode 29: Alerts, Orders, and Interiors

On this episode of AvTalk, Gavin Werbeloff steps in for Jason as we dig into the numbers around some recent aircraft orders. And we send Jason to Hamburg for the Aircraft Interiors Expo.

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Flights in eastern Mediterranean

EASA issued a rapid alert notification for traffic in the eastern Mediterranean / Nicosia FIR. We talk about what that is and how it does and does not affect air traffic.

American Airlines adds more 787s

Gavin helps us understand the numbers behind American Airlines’ recent new Boeing 787 order and we explore the case of the disappearing A350 order.

IAG takes a stake in Norwegian

Airline holding company IAG—owners of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Vueling—took a stake in Norwegian this week in advance of possible take over talks. We explore what this might mean for Norwegian, IAG, and the airline industry writ large.

Aircraft Interiors Expo

Jason and Seth Miller join us from the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany to fill us in on some of the new developments affecting the passenger experience that we may soon see onboard our flights.


Gavin’s 2017 myFR24 map

As promised, Gavin’s travels from 2017 as seen on myFlightradar24. Learn more about myFlightradar24 here.

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity makes first powered flight

Space Ship Two made its first powered flight, a big step towards space. We tracked it with MLAT, but it turns out MLAT at supersonic speeds is a bit of a challenge.

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