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AvTalk Podcast related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • AvTalk Episode 79: It’s nothing short of a crisis

    On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back The Air Current editor-in-chief John Ostrower for a wide-ranging conversation as we try to understand the effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 on the aviation industry. We also look at the state of the 737 MAX and the prospects for the aircraft’s return to service one year …   Read More
  • AvTalk Episode 78: Climb into the Skynest

    On this episode of AvTalk, air traffic in China is down over 80% from the beginning of the year, the first Air France A380 enters retirement, and Air New Zealand’s Skynest may be a way to make ultra-long-haul economy a little less terrible.   Read More
  • AvTalk Episode 77: Jetting in the Jet Stream

    On this episode of AvTalk, a Pegasus Airlines 737 overruns the runway in Istanbul, traffic to China grinds to a halt, Air Italy calls it quits, and the jet stream helps British Airways set a new record.   Read More
  • AvTalk Episode 76: The Coronavirus Response

    On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the Coronavirus response, as authorities and airlines try to stop its spread. Kobe Bryant and his daughter are among those killed in a helicopter crash in California this past weekend. And Boeing’s 777X takes flight for the first time.   Read More
  • AvTalk Episode 80: Grinding to a halt

    On this special episode of AvTalk, Jason and Ian take stock of how the aviation industry has reacted to plummeting demand and ever changing government restrictions as the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll.   Read More
  • AvTalk Episode 81: ATC 0

    On this episode of AvTalk, we review which airlines and countries have now canceled all flights. And journalist Ethan Klapper joins us to discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on some air traffic control facilities around the United States.   Read More
  • AvTalk Episode 82: Setting all the wrong records

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOn this episode of AvTalk, we see how far air traffic fell in March and what we’re likely...
  • AvTalk Episode 83: Have we hit the bottom?

    On this episode of AvTalk, we look at some COVID-19 related aviation innovation, Seth Miller returns to help us understand how airlines are navigating the CARES Act, and we talk with Karan Singh from the Lufthansa Group to learn more about managing hundreds of repatriation flights.   Read More