On this episode of AvTalk we welcome Jon Ostrower back to the program to discuss the Horizon Air Q400 incident last week in Seattle. We review some of the other incidents over the past few weeks and recap fleet updates from various airlines around the world.

The Horizon Q400 Incident

The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower joins us to discuss the theft and crash of the Horizon Q400 in Seattle last week.

Read Jon’s column on the Horizon Q400 incident on The Air Current

Listen to the ATC audio from the incident.

Planes that go bump

Over the past few weeks, a few ground collisions have caught our interest.

A Royal Air Maroc 787 collided with a Turkish Airlines 777 in Istanbul

A Cathay Pacific 777-300ER is pushed back into a pole in Rome

In Chicago, two United aircraft clipped wings

Norwegian puts the HiFly A380 to work

Norwegian is the first regular customer of HiFly’s A380 wet lease, but that’s not without its own problems.

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737-600 Operators

Air Algérie

EG&G (Janet)




AvGeek Notes

El Al’s newest 787 features a retro jet livery

The first Lufthansa A340-600 has been repainted in new livery

Cathay Pacific’s 747-8F B-LJA has been repainted out of Hong Kong Trader livery

Mainland Chinese carriers Air China and Sichuan Airlines have taken delivery of their first A350s.

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