On this episode of AvTalk, aviation journalist John Walton joins us from the Paris Air Show to discuss Airbus’ launch of the A321XLR and the importance of IAG’s order of 200 737 MAX aircraft. We also discuss a recent GPS issue that grounded some flights.

A Paris Surprise

Aviation journalist John Walton joins from the Paris Air Show with reaction and analysis of IAG’s surprising order for 200 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft. We also look at Airbus’ new A321XLR, the 4700 NM version of its A321neo launched at this year’s show.

If you’re interested in more from John Walton at the Paris Air Show, especially passenger experience related news, check out the Runway Girl Network ‘In Conversation’ podcast next week.

Rename the MAX?

We discuss Boeing’s branding options and where the airframer may be heading with the MAX name.

GPS Errors resolved

We discuss the recent issue affecting Collins Aerospace GPS equipment that grounded some flights and forced others to revert to older forms of navigation.

Aeroflot 1492 interim report

Russian authorities released an interim report on Aeroflot 1492. We discuss the findings thus far.

United 757 gets crunched at Newark

A United 757 suffered significant damage on landing at Newark Airport last week. Jason fills us in on what happened.

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Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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