Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

Pratt & Whitney’s executive director for advanced programs and technologies James Kenyon joins Aviation Week’s Guy Norris and Graham Warwick to talk about adaptive engines and high-speed propulsion in the second of three planned Check 6 podcasts from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Scitech conference in Kissimmee, Florida.

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Propulsion for quiet supersonic airliners, industry’s digital transformation and GE’s vision for additive manufacturing are the topics discussed by Aviation Week’s Guy Norris and Graham Warwick in the first of three Check 6 podcasts recorded live from the exhibit floor at AIAA’s SciTech 2018 conference in Kissimmee, Florida.

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Jens Flottau discusses how Airbus chief had an outsized impact on the aviation industry—and his company—in 2017.

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Chris Kubasik sets his sights on the defense upturn and transformative technologies

 

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Space editors Irene Klotz and Guy Norris predict they’ll have to clone themselves to keep up with all the space milestones that are likely in 2018. A few: SpaceX plans to launch its heaviest rocket to date, the United Launch Alliance aims to choose an engine for its Vulcan rocket, OneWeb will begin launching satellites for its mega-constellation and humans may take flights to suborbital space.

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Aerion announces plans with Lockheed Martin for its supersonic business jet, surprise news from Dassault, and the exciting aerospace trends and changes we expect in 2018.

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The airline industry is confident about 2018 prospects and see no end of the up-cycle. But there are risks and rising costs. Managing Editor Commercial Jens Flottau discusses the IATA outlook with Karen Walker, Air Transport World’s Editor-in-Chief, and Madhu Unnikrishnan, Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Daily.

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Airbus turns to an outsider for its new sales chief. Our editors discuss the prosperity—and problems—that he will inherit.

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As airstrikes in Syria and Iraq begin to wind down, they are ramping up in Afghanistan and relying on precision munitions to reduce concerns about mounting civilian casualties.

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Some events at the Dubai Airshow were unexpected, while some expected ones did not happen. Emirates again appeared to be ruling the world of large aircraft orders, while the UAE's manufacturing industry is burgeoning. Aviation Week's Managing Editor of Commercial, Jens Flottau, and London Bureau Chief Tony Osborne tell France Bureau Chief Thierry Dubois what they saw at the Dubai airshow.

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