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AvTalk Episode 71: Firm Orders

On this week’s episode, our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff joins us to make sense of the orders from this year’s Dubai Airshow. We also say goodbye the first A380 to be dismantled and take a look at a few of the more ridiculous ideas to enter the world this week.

Southwest 1380

The NTSB held its board meeting on Southwest flight 1380 on 19 November, 2019, discussing the probable cause of the accident. We discuss their findings and what Boeing is doing to mitigate the problem.

Flying barefoot in the mind

Concept art is certainly just that, a concept. But this concept is… well, we tell you how we feel about it.

Lufthansa Technik’s concept for a private A220
Lufthansa Technik’s concept for a private A220

Dubai Airshow orders

Our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff joins us to make sense of the Dubai Airshow orders and what it might mean for a few major carrier’s strategies. Plus, we look at a few surprises from the show.

The first A380 is dismantled

TarmacAerosave dismantled its first A380 this week with 90% of the aircraft recycled. Lessons learned from this first aircraft will inform further work as the oldest A380s exit service.

Avatar Airlines

Flying 747-400s on domestic routes with every ticket less than $99 sounds too good to be true. Is it? Spoiler: probably, but we take a look at Avatar Airlines just for fun.


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  1. Peter Dirken

    I love your podcast, I listen to all of them, you guys are clearly very knowledgeable.
    One comment I would make though, is that your Boeing 737 Max content tends to gloss over the fact that 346 people died, mothers, dads, 9 month old babies, grandmothers, one guy lost 5 family members.
    We should never forget that planes carry people, customers who put their trust in big businesses to make products that will keep them safe.
    The tech. is interesting, of course, I love it, I just wish you also covered the softer side, the human side of aviation. What is happening in terms of the fallout of the crashes? What action are the families taking? The Max story now is more than how quickly can Boeing get the plane back in the market. Personally I wish it never sees the light of day, I will NEVER fly a Max.
    Your podcast is also very US based, it would be nice to hear from lesser airlines, airlines that do not carry 100 million people a year. What is it like to work in a small airport in Nigeria or Nepal, trying to keep your planes in the sky with limited resources, bad weather, etc. Not everybody works at a large carrier at a large airport at a large city in the US.

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