AvTalk Episode 29: Alerts, Orders, and Interiors
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.
Guys. @RockwellCollins built a thermoelectric cooling and heating chip into a galley sidewall. Using the Peltier Effect, it warms cookies and chills drinks for passenger self service. Warm cookies!! #AIX18 #PaxEx pic.twitter.com/2WV0zGBPzU
— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) April 10, 2018
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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