On this episode of AvTalk, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization details the chain of events that led to the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752. The NTSB issues its report on the Atlas Air 3591 crash. And US airlines begin backing away from ambitious recovery plans as COVID-19 cases are again on the rise.

Report review

This week, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization released a factual report detailing the chain of events that led to the downing of PS 752. We discuss what happened and where the investigation stands.

The NTSB held its board meeting on the crash of Atlas Air 3591 to determine the probable cause of the crash in Texas.

And the Moroccan BEA released a report on a serious incident involving a Royal Air Maroc ATR 72 that could have been much worse.

Recovery? Not so fast

The second quarter was horrible. Initial financial reporting from Delta gives us an idea of just how horrible. And other airlines are continuing to park aircraft and preparing to furlough staff. There are a few bright spots, but thus far, the bad news far outweighs the good.

ICJ issues ruling in Qatar blockade case

The International Court of Justice issued a ruling on the Qatar blockade. We discuss what’s happened over the past three years and how we got here.


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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