Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast
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
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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.
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Aviation Week editors discuss the battle over re-authorization of the U.S. Export Import Bank.

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The State of Human Deep Space Exploration

Jim Asker and Frank Morring discuss this week's cover package including new system development, the proposed asteroid mission, the next robotic mission, commercial participation, the human life science involved, budgetary considerations, international cooperation, and our ultimate current goal: Mars. Listen all the way to the end when Frank gives his opinion on how likely a human trip to Mars really is.

Direct download: June_20.mp3
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Airbus, the A350 and other musings from Toulouse

The annual Airbus Innovation Days are normally two days of briefings from senior Airbus executives. But this week’s formalities kicked off with an announcement by Airbus that Emirates has cancelled its order for 70 A350s. The next day, we went flying in MSN2, the second A350 test aircraft. In between we got updates on the various new engine options, both planned and proposed.

In this week’s Check 6 podcast, recorded at Airbus’ delivery center in Toulouse, I talked to Jens and Joe about what implications the Emirates cancellation could have on the A350 program. Some of you have speculated here aviationweek.com that Emirates could be looking at the Boeing 747-8i instead, but Jens explains why that’s unlikely.

We also discuss the progress of the A320neo and its slice of the total narrowbody pie. Finally, is a bubble really brewing?

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Proposals for an “A380neo” gained fresh momentum at this week’s International Air Transport Association annual meeting in Doha, propelled by Emirates, the A380’s dominant customer/operator. Aviation Week editors discuss the odds of Airbus moving forward with a re-engined A380, and why Rolls Royce is interested in the project — and why GE and Pratt are not.

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Emirates President Tim Clark talked to Aviation Week's Jens Flottau on the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Doha about the reengining of the Airbus A380.

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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. 

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Here in Doha for the 70th annual general meeting of IATA members lots of discussions are underway. Listen in as Aviation Week editors talk about what’s being discussed, and what isn’t, here in Doha.

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Bombardier Aerospace CEO Guy Hachet spoke to Aviation Week's Jens Flottau on the eve of the IATA AGM in Doha about the CSeries and provided an update following the Friday 30 May engine incident.

Direct download: Hachet.mp3
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