Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

Will large aircraft ever fly with no pilot on board? It is inevitable, our panel says. But what about passenger acceptance?

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Aviation Week editors discuss what’s behind Boeing’s push into the lucrative services business — and why some Tier I suppliers are balking.

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 Aviation Week’s defense team discusses how Europe’s defense partnerships are evolving.

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Two experts on combat aircraft return for additional debate about the quality of testing and ultimate cost of the Joint Strike Fighter.

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Two experts on combat aircraft with two very different perspectives on the F-35 debate the pros and cons of the Pentagon’s costliest and most controversial fighter.

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It’s not just rocket scientists gathering at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ annual Propulsion & Energy conference, held this year in Atlanta. This is a mecca for turbine engineers, hypersonics researchers and, in a new development, those energized by the emerging field of electrified aircraft propulsion. Aviation Week technology writers Guy Norris and Graham Warwick discuss the thrusts of this year’s conference.

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Stealth aircraft may be good at limiting detection by radar, and while designers are also getting better at concealing an infrared signature, sensor technology is catching up. That’s why in the future, stealth aircraft will demand more than new designs – but also new ways of thinking.

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NASA’s Space Launch System is moving at a glacial pace.In the meantime, commercial space companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin are pressing ahead. Who will win the race to Mars?

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As Boeing dribbled out concept details, the Paris Air Show was rife with speculation about plans for the company’s New Mid-size Airplane.  Aviation Week editors Guy Norris and Jens Flottau and Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Ron Epstein discuss the NMA’s market potential, design details and what airlines are saying they want.

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From the F-35’s maiden Paris aerial display, the emergence of eastern players, the potential end of the A380 program . . . and a few tidbits on Boeing’s new midsize airplane, listen in to a lively debate as our team on the ground discuss the main events at the Paris Air Show. 

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