Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast (general)
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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Is The Pilot Shortage For Real?

Our editors discuss the global pilot shortage and why the solution is not as simple as paying American regional pilots more.

Direct download: 2-13_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

What’s Interesting In The New Budget?

From X-planes to the “black budget” to where the U.S. is placing its technology bets for the future, Aviation Week editor's discuss what’s buried in President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget request to Congress.

Direct download: 2-6_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am EDT

The Future of Fighters and Air Force One

Jim Asker, Guy Norris and Amy Butler discuss adaptive engine technology, sixth-generation fighters, threats to the F-35 and the next presidential aircraft.

Direct download: 1-30_Check_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT