• AvTalk Episode 70: Fat Fingers in Amsterdam

    On this episode of AvTalk, we chat with Ian Matthews—a Flight Maintenance Engineer for a US-based cargo airline. Plus, a pilot makes a big mistake in Amsterdam, more pickle fork cracks, and we may see another Icelandic airline flying soon.   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 69: A special 737 MAX update

    Return to service — if? when? On this special episode of AvTalk, we welcome back The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower for a discussion on the state of the 737 MAX’s return to service and what we’ve learned this month with the release of numerous reports, including the Joint Authorities Technical Review and the final …   Read More

  • ANNOUNCEMENT: No AvTalk episode this week, special episode next week

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWe unfortunately won’t have a new episode for you this week, but we...

  • AvTalk Episode 68: Cracked Pickle Forks

    Cracked pickle forks have been found on dozens of inspected 737NGs, the 737 MAX’s road to return remains a winding one, and we welcome back Andrew Poure who fills us in on the hot new cargo route from Colombo to Columbus and what he learned in flight dispatcher school.   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 67: Operation Matterhorn

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOn this episode of AvTalk, we review an awful week for European airlines...

  • AvTalk Episode 66: Our Super Avgeek Week

    On this episode of AvTalk, we head to Roswell, New Mexico for the Super80 Send Off. Then we cap off our avgeek week in Los Angeles with Cranky Flier’s Dorkfest and SpotLAX2019. Plus an American Airlines mechanic is arrested for sabotage and there’s a fresh obstacle for the 737 MAX’s return to service.   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 65: NOTAM’d

    On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome OpsGroup founder Mark Zee to discuss NOTAMs and why his group is trying to change how they’re written. We also get updates on the Ural Airlines A321 that landed in a cornfield, the 737 MAX timeline, and Qantas is set to conduct a trio of Project Sunrise test …   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 64: AvTalk summer spectacular

    On this episode of AvTalk, our quickest 737 MAX update yet, protesters snarl traffic at Hong Kong Airport, and the internet makes a thing out of nothing, part the infinity.   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 63: Sir, you can’t dump that fuel here

    On this episode of AvTalk, we talk with Joseph Tar Schmidt, a regional airline pilot for a major US carrier. Plus, more MAX headaches for Boeing and the airlines and a HiFly A340 makes a mess in Orlando.   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 62: Drying Cherries with a Helicopter

    On this episode of AvTalk, we talk to pilot Maria Langer about what it’s like to dry cherry trees with a helicopter. Also, the 737 MAX will stay grounded even longer and Pakistan reopens its airspace to all commercial flights.   Read More