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AvTalk Episode 17: The C Series Double Take

On this episode of AvTalk, we sit down with Jon Ostrower, CNN’s aviation editor, for an extended conversation about the recent Airbus and Bombardier C Series news. Jason makes a quick trip to France for the A330neo’s first flight, we go around for one last pass at Air Berlin, and we run through some news you may have missed in the past few weeks. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 16: Uncontained Failure

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason finally gets to fly the Bombardier C Series, we say goodbye to Monarch Airlines, get an update on the Air France A380 that suffered an engine failure over Greenland, and find out how Loon balloons might soon be helping the people of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. (more…)

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Flying the BLADE—Airbus’ Flight Lab A340

Earlier today, the Airbus’ A340 “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft conducted its first flight for the Clean Sky “Blade” project. Sponsored by the European Union, the the project is examining the commercial feasibility of using a laminar wing. For the Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe, Airbus is once again putting A340 MSN 001 into service. (more…)

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Continuing Toward a Global ADS-B Ecosystem

ADS-B-supported surveillance offers the most promise for the widest variety of safety, environmental, and operational performance solutions and we continue to work with a variety of industry leading partners to develop global coverage solutions. We’re excited to announce today two new initiatives that add to our efforts to track any aircraft, anytime, anywhere. (more…)

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AvTalk Episode 3: Visiting the Aircraft Interiors Expo

In a special Episode 3, we visit the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany to see what you might find inside or connected to an aircraft in the coming years. (more…)

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Visualizing a Special Day for the Emirates A380 Fleet

On 26 March, Emirates launched two brand new A380 routes and re-inaugurated a third, marking the occasion with events in Tokyo, Casablanca, and São Paulo. Emirates asked us to visualize the flights and the rest of their A380 fleet’s travel for the day. We created two visualizations and noted a few statistics about the day’s flights. (more…)

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AvGeek Videos of the Week

Each week we spend hundreds of hours tracking flights, but we also make time for other avgeek pursuits, like the videos below. This week, we visit the flight deck of a 737, watch a passenger jet perform some acrobatics, see Boeing’s new 737 MAX 9 for the first time, and get our first glimpse at turtles on a whale. (more…)

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