Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast (general)
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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Inside Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan Development

This week's Check 6 podcast comes to you from Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn. Editors Joe Anselmo and Guy Norris sat down with Greg Gernhardt, the president of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, to talk about the company’s geared turbofan engine and its battle for market share with the CFM LEAP-X.

Direct download: 4-3_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

How Do We Keep Pilots From Crashing Planes?

Aviation has become technically safer and safer. Is it now time to address the pilot as a safety concern? The community has successfully addressed wind shear and controlled flight into terrain. Unintended consequences are certain, as we are seeing in the case of locked cockpit doors, and overly specific solutions are usually not flexible enough to work. Distributed cockpit operations with crew support on the ground could be one means of addressing the problem. The industry is so safe because it has tackled its problems. Technology should be able to help us failsafe pilot actions.

Direct download: 3-27_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

Space Industry At An Inflection Point

Aviation Week editors discuss the Satellite 2015 Telecom Conference and the state of private investment and technological advances.

Direct download: 3-20_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

Talking 777 Upgrades And Bubble Trouble

Back from the ISTAT Americas conference, Aviation Week editors discuss debate of an order bubble, new 777 upgrades, the A380neo concept and Bombardier’s CSeries.

Direct download: 3-13-15_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm EST

Exciting And Strange Developments From Heli-Expo

Aviation Week editors discuss the latest from Orlando: What Bristow's tiltrotor bet means for the future of rotorcraft, Airbus Helicopters's H160 unveiling and more.

Direct download: 3-16_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Flight Tracking One Year After MH370

Aviation Week editors Jim Asker, John Croft and Michael Fabey discuss the ongoing search for MH370 and the outlook for changes to flight tracking.

Direct download: Check6MH370.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am EST

Saving Bombardier

Aviation Week’s Graham Warwick and Joe Anselmo and Business & Commercial Aviation’s Bill Garvey talk about what’s ailing Bombardier in commercial and business aviation and its move to bring in aerospace veteran Alain Bellemare to fix things.

Direct download: 2-20_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EST