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AvTalk Special Episode: A 737 MAX Update

On this special episode of AvTalk, we welcome The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower as we discuss the status of the Boeing 737 MAX and the compendium of reporting that’s come out in the last few weeks. We’re taking a closer look at how the aircraft was developed, what Boeing is doing to get it back in the air, and how the manufacturer is trying to regain the trust of airlines and pilots around the world. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 56: How to land a plane

On this episode of AvTalk, Jet Airways halts flights, the FAA lays out its path to re-certification of the 737 MAX, and we sit down for a conversation with pilot and author Mark Vanhoenacker.

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AvTalk Episode 55: The ET302 Preliminary Report

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the Ethiopian investigators’ preliminary report on the crash of ET302 and Boeing’s efforts to get the MAX back in the air. We’re also joined by our resident numbers expert, Gavin Werbeloff, to discuss how airlines around the world are managing their fleet renewals. And thieves in Albania pull off a brazen heist.

ET302 preliminary report

Ethiopian investigators released a preliminary report into the crash of ET302 last week. We discuss the data made available in the report and how Boeing and regulators move forward from here.

New Istanbul airport opens

Istanbul completed its move from Atatürk airport to the newly constructed airport to the northwest of the city last week.

What airlines want

Our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff joins us to discuss how airlines around the world are reconfiguring their order books.

Our WOW Air update

Immediately after we recorded our previous episode, WOW Air ceased operations. We recap what happened and where the fleet is at now.

Pakistan airspace update

We remained a bit confused about what’s happening with Pakistan’s airspace, but try our best to explain.

A brazen heist

Thieves in Tirana make off with millions of Euros stolen from the cargo hold of an Austrian Airlines flight.

Aircraft Interiors Expo

Jason and Seth Miller report from the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg on the latest and greatest new features and facilities coming to airplanes soon

Water salute gone wrong

A water salute gone wrong in Dubai leads to an open door and a deployed escape slide.

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AvTalk Episode 54: the 737 MAX MCAS Software Update

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Boeing’s MCAS software update, the continued grounding of the 737 MAX fleet, and passengers on one flight are surprised to find themselves in the wrong country upon landing.

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AvTalk Episode 53: Ethiopian 302 and the grounding of the 737 MAX

On this episode of AvTalk we’re joined by The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower to discuss the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and the subsequent grounding of the 737 MAX. We also get an update from the NTSB on the crash of Atlas Air flight 3591 and an update on the closure of Pakistan’s airspace to most flights.

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Airlines and regulators ground 737 MAX in wake of Ethiopian Airlines crash

All 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded since 13 March as regulators await Boeing’s software update to the 737 MAX flight control system. Airlines and regulators around the world grounded the aircraft piecemeal in the wake of crash of Ethiopian flight 302 before the FAA grounded the fleet.

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Episode 48: Aviation 2018: the good, the bad, and the weird

2018 was a year of highs, lows, and head scratchers. We take you through the year that was and we also revisit some of our favorite interviews from last year.

What was new in 2018

We begin the show with new aircraft, either taking to the air for the first time in 2018 or achieving certification and entering service.

Featured interview

8:34 Jon Ostrower, editor-in-chief of The Air Current joined us to discuss Boeing’s plans for its New Mid-market Airplane (NMA), which will likely be unveiled at this year’s Paris Air Show.

Airlines no longer with us

39:00 We revisit some of the airlines that ceased operations in 2018. Brett Snyder at Crankyflier has a full list on his blog.

Accidents and incidents

43:18 We discuss some of the accidents and incidents that shaped the year, including Southwest 1380 and Lion Air 610.

Featured interview

1:01:44 UPS Airlines Captain Ken Hoke joins us to discuss his life as a cargo pilot flying for UPS Airlines and how that differs from passenger flying.

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2018 Aviation Year in Review

As 2019 begins, we look back on a decidedly mixed 2018 for aviation. Positively, a variety of new aircraft entered service and airlines added new and longer routes, bridging continents. Conversely, 2018 erased the previous year’s record streak of fatality-free jet airliner accidents. Here’s our 2018 aviation year in review. (more…)