Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast
Aviation Week editors weigh in on Emirates cutbacks and the Trump administration’s electronics ban.
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With a limited budget and a strategic need for airpower, the U.S. Air Force is weighing its future fighter fleet options. Our editors discuss the idea of retiring National Guard F-15s in favor of upgrading F-16s.

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Is adding more seats really going to revive flagging sales for the world’s largest passenger aircraft? Or is the A380 already too large? Listen in as our editors discuss.

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ATW and Aviation Daily editors discuss multiple mishaps and backlash after video of passenger’s violent removal goes viral 

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The United Launch Alliance is close to choosing an engine for its Vulcan rocket between Blue Origin’s BE-4 and Aerojet Rocketdyne’s AR-1. Meanwhile Orbital ATK is pitching a solid rocket motor for the Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch system. Aviation Week editors have the details.

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store, including the commercial aerospace industry’s growth, new orders, aircraft deliveries and challenges. Aviation Week Senior Business Editor Michael Bruno talks with John Schmidt, managing director and global aerospace and defense lead at Accenture.

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Aviation Week talks with the FAA Associate Administration for Aviation Safety, Peggy Gilligan, about the most pressing safety challenges and opportunities facing the FAA and the aviation industry. As safety chief, Gilligan is the responsible for setting, overseeing and enforcing safety standards for pilots, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, airlines, manufacturers and repair stations. She commands a workforce of more than 7,000 employees across the U.S. and a budget of more than $1 billion a year. She will be retiring from the FAA on Mar. 31 after a 37-year career at the FAA.

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The U.S. and UK governments banned the use of large electronic devices in the cabins of flights from several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Aviation Week editors discuss whether this ban will actually accomplish its security goals and how the new rules could cost the Persian Gulf airlines business traffic.

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Airshows can be great fun, and most come off without incident. But the safety record of airshows is spotty, and there have been some horrific crashes. How do shows approach safety? Why do things go wrong? And what can be done to make them safer? Aviation Week pilots John Croft and Fred George and Executive Editor Jim Asker explore some crashes and consider how to make shows and demonstration flights safer.

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Aviation Week Editors Jen DiMascio, Lara Seligman and Graham Warwick talk with Marine Lt. Col. David Berke. The team at Aviation Week has reported on the F-35 program for years from a programmatic and technical perspective. But Berke, who has flown the F-22, the F-35 and the F-18, tells them why the F-35 is a superior aircraft.

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