Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast (general)

The mental health of pilots and the privacy of their records and consultations with doctors is back in the news following the report by French air safety investigators on the crash of a Germanwings A320 in the Alps last year. Jim Asker, Jens Flottau and John Croft discuss the issues and what might be done to prevent such tragedies.  

Direct download: Pilots_Mental_Health.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

The race for routes to Cuba by U.S. carriers is on. Will there be enough demand for flights to cities other than Havana? Is Cuba ready for a rapid increase in tourism? Join our editors as they discuss the possibilities for this new market.

Direct download: Next_Stop_Cuba.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02am EDT

Senior Business Editor Michael Bruno and aerospace analyst Kevin Michaels discuss how massive supplier tie-up would have been "a stick in the eye" to Airbus and Boeing.

Direct download: Podcast_The_Doomed_Honeywell_UTC_Merger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

As Air Canada provides a boost with C Series orders, editors discuss the merits of a proposed investment by the Canadian government.

Direct download: Has_Bombardier_Turned_the_Corner0A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

On the sidelines of this week's air show, our Aviation Week editors discuss whether Airbus really has the edge over Boeing it claims and what defense hardware is in high demand in the Asia-Pacific region.

Direct download: Singapore_Air_Show_Highlights_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

Virtual reality. Crowd-sourcing weather data. Co-pilots on the ground. Changes are coming to flight operations, maintenance and training. Executive Editor Jim Asker and Avionics and Safety Editor John Croft discuss the next-generation hardware and new techniques that will boost safety and save money.

Direct download: Next-generation_Flight_Tools.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19am EDT

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.

Direct download: Boeing_737_MAX_Versus_Airbus_A320_neo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT

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.

Direct download: What_Is_Happening_At_The_Dubai_Airshow_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Northrops_Bomber_Win.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

As business talks between Bombardier and Airbus fall apart, Aviation Week editors discuss why the new cutting-edge passenger jet is facing severe headwinds in the market--and whether Bombardier has the resources to see it through.

 

Direct download: C_Series_on_the_Brink.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am EDT