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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…)

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Watch Air France’s stunning air-to-air film featuring its Boeing 787

After taking delivery of their fifth Boeing 787 last November, Air France partnered Daher and Airborne Films to capture stunning air-to-air footage before the aircraft entered commercial service. We’ve posted the final version of Air France’s Boeing 787 air-to-air film below, along with a much longer behind-the-scenes version that shows the close coordination of the two flight crews. You can also see the flight track of the Air France 787 as it soars over southern France. (more…)

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Tesla Model X sets a world record by towing a Qantas 787-9

Joining the ranks of production cars towing airplanes world record holders, Tesla and Qantas teamed up to tow a 787-9 with a Tesla Model X. By pulling the 130 tonne 787 in Melbourne, Tesla set the Guinness World Record for heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 30: Engine Trouble

On this episode of AvTalk, we take an in depth look at Southwest flight 1380, including some of the media coverage after the accident. And we talk to Jon Ostrower about the new Emergency Airworthiness Directive requiring inspections of the CFM56-7B engine. We also see how engine issues are affecting the 787-9 and we try to best Airbus in a rebranding of the C Series. (more…)

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Following the 787 Fleet for a Day

Monday was the fifth anniversary of the first 787 delivery to launch customer All Nippon Airways. Since then, Boeing has delivered over 450 787s and has orders for 700 more. We decided to take a look at Monday’s 787 flights to see how airlines are using the 787. All data is taken from Monday, 26 September UTC. (more…)

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A Week in the Life of Three Types of Airplanes

Airline operations staff spend a lot of time making sure they are getting the most out of their aircraft. That means using the right aircraft on the right route. For some airlines, like Southwwest or easyJet, that problem is solved by having one type of airplane and a route network that fits the aircraft’s performance. For others, like United Airlines or Qantas, it means having multiple types of aircraft for different missions. (more…)

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The 2015 Paris Air Show

Next week, the aviation world gathers at Le Bourget Airport for the Paris Air Show, the longest running aerospace trade show in the world. For a week in Paris, aviation’s latest and greatest will be on display on the ground and in the air. We’ll be updating this post with information about which aircraft are participating and how you can track them as we learn more closer to the show. (more…)