Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast (general)
Flight-Tracking After MH370

IATA and ICAO are on a path to make sure aircraft cannot be lost without a trace. Executive Editor Jim Mathews discussed the action with Aviation Week & Space Technology senior editor for Avionics and Safety, John Croft and Air Transport World senior editor, Aaron Karp.

Direct download: Aug_1_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm EDT

Buk M-1 missile vs. Flight MH17: What Went Wrong?

Almost no one thinks the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was intentional. It’s hard to imagine an upside for Russia, Russian-backed separatists or Ukraine in blasting out of the sky an airliner full of civilians from nations not involved in the conflict. At the same time, the most capable, modern air-defense missile systems are not simple to operate. So what might have gone wrong that allowed a Buk-M1 missile to take down MH17?

Direct download: July_25_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

The shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine stunned the world. But in this incident, answers are emerging much more quickly than they did in the still unsolved disappearance of Malaysia Flight MH370 earlier this year. In this week's Check 6 podcast, we delve into the incident and discuss the question of why the airplane was flying over a war zone in the first place. 

Direct download: Check6_MH17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

Farnborough Air Show Commercial Outlook

Aviation Week editors take a look at the key talking points in commercial aviation ahead of the Farnborough air show.

Direct download: 7-11_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

The F-35 Goes International
In the latest installment of our Check 6 podcast, Pentagon editor Amy Butler, London Bureau Chief Tony Osborne and International Defense editor Bill Sweetman discuss the the F-35’s deployment to the U.K. for the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough air shows, as well as the evolution of Europe’s fighters in the face of competition from the F-35 as well as how those European fighters will interact with the Joint Strike Fighter when operating along side each other.
 
This podcast was recorded on Monday, June 30, before the F-35 arrived in the U.K.
Direct download: July_3_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Emirates President Tim Clark Discusses Flight MH370

Emirates President Tim Clark talked to Aviation Week's Jens Flottau on the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Doha about flight MH370 and aircraft tracking. 

Direct download: TimMH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18am EDT

 

Business jet manufacturers are banking on China to pull the industry out of its doldrums. But the country still has a long way to go, ICF International Vice President Kevin Michaels writes in the May 19 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. On our latest Check 6 podcast, Michaels talks with Editor-in-Chief Joe Anselmo about factors that he believes will keep the Chinese bizav market from reaching its potential for at least another decade.

Direct download: Check6May16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am 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

 

What do the initial sanctions by the West on Russian and Ukrainian provocateurs of the former’s invasion of the latter’s Crimean region mean for Western aerospace and defense? Reaction so far has been mild, but that could change.

Direct download: UkraineCrisisChk6March27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EDT

Aviation Week Executive Editor James Asker moderates a discussion among editors covering the Pentagon's 2015 budget request. 
 
 
We talk about all of the tidbits of interest -- blood flowing through the Pentagon floors from gutted fleets, a missile defense plus up, is U-2 seriously dead, and the Navy cutting the cord on the Super Hornet. And, perhaps more fun, we opine about why a lot of this could be met with little enthusiasm on the Hill, setting up for another year of institutional paralysis in Washington.
 
Finally, hold out to the end to hear our Missed Approaches: three things we found to be wacky, under-reported or happening below the radar. Is there a looming leadership crisis in the Navy? Will the newly unveiled Air Force satellite -- designed to spy on other satellites -- restart an old debate about military uses of space?
Direct download: AW_Podcast_3-7-14.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT