Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

From Washington, Aviation Week editors discuss proposals for privatizing the U.S. air traffic control system and handicap the odds of President Donald Trump’s new proposal winning passage on Capitol Hill.

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As the world’s airline executives gather in Cancun, Mexico, what are the most urget issues facing the industry?

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Digits over widgets and don’t overlook the backlog. In the latest Aviation Week Check 6 Podcast with Accenture, Senior Business Editor Michael Bruno sits down with John Schmidt, Accenture global A&D lead, and Joyce Kline, A&D digital lead for North America, to talk about the trends and forecasts ahead of the Paris airshow this month.

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Aviation Week's guest evaluation pilot Tim Wuerfel is an A320 captain at Lufthansa and previously a Boeing 737 captain. Listen in as he discusses his first impressions after flying Airbus’s popular A321neo.

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By 2023, Turkey’s centenary, President Tayyip Edogan wants the nation’s aerospace industry to fly its indigenous TF-X fighter. But the new fighter is just the one example, as Turkey is developing a trainer/light attack aircraft, UAVs, missiles, helicopters and a gallium-nitride-based AESA radar.

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The first revamped Boeing narrowbody – the 737-8 – is scheduled to be delivered to launch customer Malindo Air later this month. But the schedule hit a snag this week after Boeing paused the flight test program owing to engine issues.

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Uber has announced plans for an air taxi service. Other companies are working on personal aviation ideas, too. How realistic are these plans? The answers might surprise you.

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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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