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AvTalk Episode 58: Flying Nostalgia

On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the Aeroflot 1492 accident. Southwest makes a deal with their mechanics while American goes to court with theirs. And Chris Sloan from Airways Magazine stops by to chat about his recent trip to Russia to fly on vintage Soviet aircraft.

Aeroflot 1492

New video that captured the full landing sequence of Aeroflot 1492 in Moscow shed light on the nature of accident as authorities examine data from the Flight data recorder and make their initial report..

Mechanics vs airlines

Southwest Airlines has reached a labor agreement with its mechanics just as American Airlines goes to court against theirs for what it says is an illegal work slowdown. We see how the disputes have impacted each airline.

Canadian airlines making moves

WestJet is going private thanks to a takeover by Onex and Air Canada is looking to buy Air Transat.

Airbus makes its 12,000th delivery

Airbus delivered its 12,000th airplane this week, an A220 to Delta Air Lines. The 12,000th delivery comes 45 years to the month after the first Airbus A300 delivery in 1974.

A Russian tour with Chris Sloan

Chris Sloan, managing editor of Airways Magazine, stops by to talk about his recent visit to Russia to fly on a variety of former Soviet aircraft. We talk with Sloan about some of the highlights in the air and on the ground.

More information about upcoming tours can be found here.

New Flightradar24 features

The airport panels on the website have received an update to include more information and better visibility and also available across all platforms is new surface movement data. We get into the details.

Tribute to Niki Lauda

On 20 May 2019, Formula 1 legend and aviation great Niki Lauda passed away at the age of 70. On 21 May, the airline Lauda paid tribute to Niki Lauda with a special flypast and message in the aircraft’s windows at Vienna airport.

 

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