Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

How does Aviation Week determine who is its Person of the Year? Hint: it should not be seen as an award. Join top editors as they discuss the process and why this year’s choice is Richard Anderson, the CEO of Delta Air Lines.

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As Boeing rolls out the first 737 MAX, Senior Editor Guy Norris and Aviation Week Intelligence Network Forecaster Brian Kough discuss what the re-engined airliner means to Boeing and whether Airbus can hold on to the neon’s 60/40 advantage in orders.

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As the GTF readies to enter service, editors Guy Norris and Graham Warwick discuss the state of engine technology, the next advances on the horizon and how propulsion has shaped the aviation industry over the last 100 years.

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Do we still have a need for speed? Join Aviation Week as we discuss the history and technology of speed and whether, moving into the future, supersonic aircraft are economically feasible.

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Textron Aviation introduces two new airplanes and Flexjet's surprise order for 20 supersonic jets from Aerion highlight a busy and upbeat show. 

Direct download: NBAA_Highlights_From_The_Show.mp3
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The last Dubai Airshow saw record-breaking orders for commercial airliners. Not so this year, but our onsite editors say that’s not necessarily something to worry about. They explain why in this report from the show.

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Avionics and Safety Editor John Croft, Managing Editor for Transport Jens Flottau and Executive Editor Jim Asker discuss the safety and security implications of the crash of the Russian charter carrier’s A321.

Direct download: Metrojet_Flight_9268_Crash.mp3
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With all the secrecy surrounding the Pentagon's Long-Range Strike Bomber competition, the winner was hard to predict. But AvWeek's editors discuss some of Northrop’s strengths that are not readily apparent. That includes experience with the particular kind of stealth technology needed for a long-range bomber as well as some of the company's business side decisions that may have made it attractive in this $21.4 billion contest.

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Aviation Week editors Senior International Editor Bill Sweetman and Naval Editor Michael Fabey break down the issue with the V-22 engine that investigators say brought down an Osprey in May.

Direct download: The_V-22s_Dust_Problem.mp3
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Scientists, engineers and students from around the world gathered in Jerusalem Oct. 12-16 for the 66th International Astronautical Congress. Civil space is at a turning point, with ambitious new plans unfolding as old ones bear fruit. Senior space editor Frank Morring, Jr., and Paris Bureau Chief Amy Svitak took a moment to describe what they learned about the changes at this year's IAC.

Direct download: Space_Congress.mp3
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