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. (more…)
AvTalk Episode 61: La Compagnie co-founder Jean-Charles Perino
On this episode of AvTalk, we’re joined by Jean Charles Perino, co-founder of La Compagnie, the all-business class transatlantic airline, for a wide-ranging discussion about the airline and where La Compagnie finds itself within the industry. We also get an update on when the 737 MAX could return to service, teams in Greenland make a breakthrough in the AF66 investigation, and we bid a final farewell to Joon. (more…)
On this episode of AvTalk, aviation journalist John Walton joins us from the Paris Air Show to discuss Airbus’ launch of the A321XLR and the importance of IAG’s order of 200 737 MAX aircraft. We also discuss a recent GPS issue that grounded some flights. (more…)
On this episode of AvTalk, Mitsubishi sets its eyes on the CRJ program, we learn more about the Air Astana loss of control incident in Portugal, and Jason and Seth Miller check in from the IATA annual general meeting in Seoul. (more…)
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…)
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.