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AvTalk Episode 92: Not great, not great at all

On this episode of AvTalk, the FedEx 767 emergency landing at LAX, Canada takes the 737 MAX out for a spin, and we look at an unfortunately large amount of discouraging news from around the industry.

FedEx 767 emergency landing at LAX

A FedEx 767 made an emergency landing in Los Angeles last week after an issue with its left main landing gear. We discuss the close coordination between the pilots and air traffic control to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

State of the industry

Much of this episode deals with the stark reality facing airlines and the people that work for them at the moment. Traffic growth has slowed, airlines are making plans to keep schedules pared back for years, and thousands of people throughout the industry are facing furlough in the coming months. There are a few brights spots, but they were hard to find this week.

737 MAX update

Transport Canada will conduct test flights with the 737 MAX as part of their recertification efforts. The 737 MAX also got its first order of 2020 with Enter Air signing on for 2 firm orders plus 2 options.

Wildfires and hurricanes

Aviation continues to play an important role in fighting wildfires and predicting the path of hurricanes. We cover some of the interesting aircraft active right now.

Cargolux masks up

Cargolux has added a masked 747 to its fleet. LX-VCF now wears a face mask and special titles.

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