Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

Ahead of the NBAA exhibition and conference in Orlando, Fl next week, our editors discuss the state of the business aviation industry, the factors that could help revive it and how retrofitting used aircraft is the next big thing.

Direct download: C6_NBAA.mp3
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Missions tend to fare better when countries share information and technology. That certainly appeared to be the case during this busy week in space—from Russia's Soyuz launch to the International Space Station, to China's Shenzou mission, Antares's return to flight and the European Space Agency's rocky landing on Mars.

Direct download: International_Space_Cooperation_Counts.mp3
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Will global agreements to limit CO2 emissions force airlines to push for breakthrough technologies?

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How airframe and engine contractors are responding to the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift plans. Oh, and a bit about the F-35, too.

Direct download: AUSU_VFL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

Why the transfer of propellant, the budget and the effects of long stays in space are still challenges facing SpaceX’s dazzling proposal. They are achievable though, Dan Dunbacher, a Purdue University professor and former NASA official tells Aviation Week’s Frank Morring.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

Teaser: Aviation Week editors break down some of the highlights at this year’s Air Force Association symposium – from the Air Forces plans to pursue a weaponized KC-Z tanker, its thoughts on T-X affordability and more.

Direct download: Tanker_aircraft_092316.mp3
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Aircraft are ever more connected to the internet, in the cabin, the cockpit and to the maintenance shop. Avionics editor John Croft and MRO Chief Editor Lee Ann Shay discuss how the connected aircraft works, how the data are transmitted and processed and what safety concerns might arise as aircraft and airlines increasingly rely on connectivity.

Direct download: The_Connected_Aircraft.mp3
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Nearly two months after the attempted coup in Turkey, the Turkish air force is facing a severe pilot shortage. London Bureau Chief Tony Osborne and Pentagon Editor Lara Seligman describe the unfolding events there, as well as the U.S. military’s thoughts on training pilots worldwide. Plus, what military officers in Baltic countries are thinking about air power.

Direct download: Security_in_Europe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

Brain drain to Silicon Valley? A wave of retirements? Offshoring mania? The results of Aviation Week’s 2016 Workforce Study say otherwise.

Direct download: workforce_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

Editors Graham Warwick, James Drew and Lara Seligman discuss the nuances in the fierce competition for the lucrative U.S. Air Force trainer replacement jet.

Direct download: Putting_Odds_on_the_T-X_Bidders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT