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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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AvTalk Episode 34: No Experience Necessary

On this episode of AvTalk, the A330neo sets off on a 5 continent adventure, aviation finds its way into the World Cup, and we find out we’re overqualified for a seemingly important aviation job in the UK. (more…)

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Following the Airbus A350-1000 Tour

Airbus is taking its A350-1000 on a multi-stop tour that began this weekend in Doha and concludes in Manila next month. Along the way, the aircraft will visit 12 destinations in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand before returning to Toulouse. Included in the tour is a stop at the Singapore Air Show in early February. (more…)

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Tracking the Airbus A350-1000 Flight Test Campaign

In just under a year, the Airbus A350-1000 went from first flight to type certification. Using three test aircraft, Airbus flew throughout Europe and visited North and South America and Asia to complete the necessary flights and tests. We’ve put together a visualization showing some of the A350-1000’s flight test program as it built hours toward certification.

362 days to certification

Red: F-WMIL | Blue: F-WLXV  | Yellow: F-WWXL

First flights

The A350-1000 first took flight on 24 November 2016, with MSN 059 | F-WMIL spending 4 hours 20 minutes in the skies above France.

Flight track and speed & altitude graph of the Airbus A350-1000’s first flight

MSN 071 | F-WWXL flew next on 10 January 2017 and MSN 065 | F-WLXV made first flight 1 month later, taking off on 7 February.

Milestones

We checked in on the program in late February.

A350-1000 flight tests through 20 February 2017

And Airbus performed its first long flight passenger tests on 11 May when F-WLXV flew around Europe with a full complement of passengers and crew.

The Airbus A350-1000’s ‘Extra Long Flight’

Certification

The A350-1000 received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency and Federal Aviation Administration on 21 November 2017, paving the way for delivery of the first aircraft to launch customer Qatar Airways later this year.

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AvTalk Episode 19: They Bought How Many Planes!?

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back Seth Miller to discuss his recent adventures on a variety of Japanese low-cost carriers and his flight on the COMAC ARJ 21. He also fills us in on the status of Operation Puerto Rico Care Lift and the upcoming Operation Gift Lift. And we recap the massive order book of the Dubai Airshow and check in on a few A380s in the news. (more…)