Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

Is it really possible that 111 years since the first powered flight of an aircraft carrying a human we're debating what an aircraft is?

Direct download: Check6Apr25WhatsAnAirplane.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

R&D Investment Crisis

A squeeze on U.S. defense spending has caused Pentagon investment in research, development, test and evaluation spending to decline 28% since its peak in 2009, adjusting for inflation. The problem is the defense contractors aren't stepping in to make up the difference.

Direct download: 4-18_Check_6.m4a
Category:news -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

Imagine a day when overhaul shops will be able to just print replacement parts. The time and cost savings could be huge, but how will the technology be adapted for the aerospace industry?

Direct download: Check6Apr10DC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

Broadband Onboard

Broadband data is coming to airplanes in a big way. It will influence both passengers in the cabin and operations in the cockpit.

Direct download: 4-3-14_Check_6.m4a
Category:news -- posted at: 9:33am EDT