Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

It’s not just rocket scientists gathering at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ annual Propulsion & Energy conference, held this year in Atlanta. This is a mecca for turbine engineers, hypersonics researchers and, in a new development, those energized by the emerging field of electrified aircraft propulsion. Aviation Week technology writers Guy Norris and Graham Warwick discuss the thrusts of this year’s conference.

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Stealth aircraft may be good at limiting detection by radar, and while designers are also getting better at concealing an infrared signature, sensor technology is catching up. That’s why in the future, stealth aircraft will demand more than new designs – but also new ways of thinking.

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NASA’s Space Launch System is moving at a glacial pace.In the meantime, commercial space companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin are pressing ahead. Who will win the race to Mars?

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As Boeing dribbled out concept details, the Paris Air Show was rife with speculation about plans for the company’s New Mid-size Airplane.  Aviation Week editors Guy Norris and Jens Flottau and Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Ron Epstein discuss the NMA’s market potential, design details and what airlines are saying they want.

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From the F-35’s maiden Paris aerial display, the emergence of eastern players, the potential end of the A380 program . . . and a few tidbits on Boeing’s new midsize airplane, listen in to a lively debate as our team on the ground discuss the main events at the Paris Air Show. 

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As many in the aerospace industry and their customers head to the Paris Air Show, we look at the key programs, what to watch for and hidden gems. Join Graham Warwick, our managing editor for technology, Guy Norris, Los Angeles bureau chief, and Executive Editor Jim Asker for the discussion.

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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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