Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

Brain drain to Silicon Valley? A wave of retirements? Offshoring mania? The results of Aviation Week’s 2016 Workforce Study say otherwise.

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Editors Graham Warwick, James Drew and Lara Seligman discuss the nuances in the fierce competition for the lucrative U.S. Air Force trainer replacement jet.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

Self-flying aircraft are even further off than self-driving cars. But technologies that assist pilots are advancing—including one that will take control of the aircraft to avoid a collision if humans do not react quickly enough. Engineering Editor Guy Norris, Avionics and Safety Editor John Croft and Executive Editor Jim Asker bring you up to date and explore what might be possible.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EST

Following last week’s Emirates Boeing 777 crash in Dubai, a video circulated on social media showing passengers delaying the evacuation by retrieving belongings from overhead bins while the aircraft was on fire. The incident highlights the major issues facing airline safety experts and cabin crew when passengers ignore safety briefings. Our editors discuss what the industry can do to prevent bag-toting passengers from becoming a risk to themselves and others, and what is known about the crash so far.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

After years of planning for major milestones such as declaring the F-35A ready for combat, the U.S. Air Force is finally realizing a few of its dreams. In addition to moving past the fighter’s development, the service is also looking ahead to developing a new set of aircraft and weapons that will define its future. In the last two weeks, the Air Force has inched forward a its plans to develop a new training aircraft and started competitions to replace the Minuteman ICBM and its nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile. Pentagon Editor Lara Seligman and Defense Editor James Drew provide the details.

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After years of planning for major milestones such as declaring the F-35A ready for combat, the U.S. Air Force is finally realizing a few of its dreams. In addition to moving past the fighter’s development, the service is also looking ahead to developing a new set of aircraft and weapons that will define its future. In the last two weeks, the Air Force has inched forward a its plans to develop a new training aircraft and started competitions to replace the Minuteman ICBM and its nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile. Pentagon Editor Lara Seligman and Defense Editor James Drew provide the details.

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