Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast (general)

Aviation Week editors discuss the latest news surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 on March 8, 2014. If a “flaperon” found on the island this week is indeed from the Boeing 777-200ER, what does its location and condition tell us about the final minutes of the Beijing-bound widebody jet?

Direct download: La_Reunion_And_The_MH370_Puzzle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Federal officials are investigating American, United, Delta and Southwest airlines to determine if they are coordinating efforts to keep capacity down so that ticket prices remain high. If they are found in violation of antitrust laws, they could face huge fines. Executive Editor Jim Asker and Jens Flottau, managing editor for commercial aviation, discuss the case and how it relates to the carriers’ battles against competitors based in the Middle East and Norwegian Air International. They also recount a 1982 incident that landed an American Airlines CEO in court for a conversation with a competitor.

Direct download: C6_July9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

What will happen when New Horizons hurtles past the icy dwarf planet and its five moons on July 14?
Direct download: c6_july2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Editor-in-Chief Joe Anselmo talks with Managing Editor Jens Flottau and Aviation Daily Editor-In-Chief Madhu Unnikrishnan about an escalation in the battle — and why U.S. Airlines are not unified in their stance.
Direct download: C6_6_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT

Wide-ranging interviews with Tom Enders, Jim McNerney, Alain Bellemare and Fred Curado, the chief executives of four big aerospace companies, are in the latest issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Editor-In-Chief Joe Anselmo, Executive Editor Jim Asker and Managing Editors Jens Flottau and Graham Warwick discuss the CEO's comments on commercial airplanes, defense, space, business aviation, R&D and their companies’ prospects for the future.  

Direct download: Check6_June5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

Aviation Week defense editors on the recent success of Dassault’s Rafale and Saab’s Gripen fighters and what that means for the rest of the market. Will it spell doom for the Eurofighter Typhoon? Does Boeing’s F-18 have a shot at more orders in Kuwait. And a peek at the upcoming competition for a Turkish fighter.

Direct download: Check6_05_08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

The Rise of the Civilian UAV Industry

Until now, the military has driven development of unmanned aerial vehicles. But the U.S. Navy X-47B’s recent aerial refueling demonstration could be a transition point for the fledgling industry, in which commercial players are increasingly pushing the technical edge.

Direct download: Check6_may5_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

Brewing Crisis in the Baltic

As NATO and Russia are stepping up air patrols in and around Eastern Europe – including an increasing amount of flights with transponders turned off – aviation safety officials are scrambling to keep the skies safe for commercial airlines.

Direct download: 4-23_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

India’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Surprise

India hit the reset button on stalled contract talks with Dassault, opting for a government-to-government sale of 36 Rafale fighters. Aviation Week editors Amy Svitak, Bill Sweetman and Jen DiMascio discuss what the deal means for India, Dassault and future combat aircraft competitions.

Direct download: 4-16_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

Podcast: Space Symposium Outlook

Ahead of next week's Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, our editors discuss the latest on an American-built engine to send U.S. national security assets to space, competition between ULA and Space X, the state of U.S.-Russian relations and more.

Direct download: 4-10_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT