AvTalk Episode 37: Pushing Buttons and Pulling Levers
On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Aeromexico flight 2431 and what we know so far. We delve in to this week’s strange-but-true aviation news. And Jason tries his hand at aircraft sales.
Aeromexico Flight 2431
Aermexico flight 2431 suffered an accident on takeoff in bad weather in Durango. The aircraft came to rest 1300 feet from the end of the runway, where all passengers and crew were evacuated before fire engulfed the aircraft. We discuss what we know so far.
Michael Bay angers Thai Airways
We find out why Thai Airways is very upset with film director Michael Bay.
Pushing buttons and pulling levers
A man at Texarkana Regional Airport tries to steal a plane and fails.
HiFly put its A380 to use for the first time this week, operating for Thomas Cook Scandinavia. We discuss where it will go next.
TSA considers eliminating security at smaller airports
The US Transportation Safety Administration is considering a proposal that would eliminate security at smaller airports that are served by smaller aircraft. We dive into why that seems like a bad idea.
Jason sells some planes
Jason received an unsolicited email asking for some help. We’re going to see what we can do.
I got a “special offer” in my inbox today. A company would like me to find buyers for some @Airbus aircraft…
They have 6 A320s for just $64m each
3 A321s for the low price of $79m each
Need a pair of A350-900s? How does $195m each sound?
They promise me a “good commission” pic.twitter.com/98yT4iNmxI
— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) July 30, 2018
The world’s first billion dollar route
A report by OAG provides the revenue breakdown for the world’s top routes. We run through the report thanks to Chris McGinnis at SFGate.
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