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Subscribers: 267
Reviews: 5

Carsten Glarmbaek
 Jun 6, 2020
Great podcast. The hosts are always on top of the current topics in aviation!

Jose L. Henriquez
 Jun 6, 2020
Great podcast! Ian and Jason are an awesome team. Plain and simple language, very peculiar sense of humor. Great inside especially for geeks who are not part of the aviation industry.

Dario
 Jun 5, 2020
Great podcast! It sas super approachable for me as a casual tracker of the industry and I learn something new every podcast.

Jan D
 Jun 5, 2020
my favourite podcast and always looking forward to their biweekly releases. Ian and Jason host the podcast extremely well, their discussion are easy to follow and interesting! suitable for everyone, highly recommended!

Roger P
 May 4, 2019
Excellent presenters. Very good coverage of current aviation stories. Suitable for aviation enthusiasts through to professional flight crew.

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An aviation podcast from Flightradar24, the world’s most popular flight tracking service.

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AvTalk Episode 98: The MAX is back
1:07:11

On this episode, The Air Current’s Jon Ostrower joins us to discuss the FAA’s approval of the changes to the 737 MAX and the withdrawal of its grounding order, clearing the way for the aircraft to begin its return to commercial service. We also discuss major developments in aviation business as Korean Air is set …

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Nov 20, 2020
AvTalk Episode 97: The Piston-powered Episode
1:10:09

On this episode of AvTalk, the impossible has happened—Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport is open! We welcome Matthew Colbert, founder of Empire Aviation Services to learn more about how small airports are seeing their air service affected by COVID-19. Plus, Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren joins us for a piston-powered adventure. Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport is finally open After nearly 10 …

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Nov 06, 2020
AvTalk Episode 96: Everything is strange and nothing makes sense
48:38

On this episode of AvTalk, the longest flight in the world is set to return soon, but with a few twists. European regulators are moving forward with recertification of the 737 MAX and Cathay Pacific closes its Cathay Dragon subsidiary. Plus, we discuss what’s keeping the avgeek in us going while we’re grounded. Checking in …

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Oct 23, 2020
AvTalk Episode 95: Buddy Start
1:03:03

On this episode of AvTalk, the FAA releases the Flight Standardization Board Report for the 737 MAX, which details the training pilots will need before they can fly the aircraft. And we’re joined by Steve Giordano of Jet Test and Transport to learn about a fascinating niche in the aviation industry. 737 MAX training standards …

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Oct 09, 2020
AvTalk Episode 94: What a mess
44:45

On this episode of AvTalk, the last A380 rolls out of assembly, more aircraft are slated for storage, and we dig in to some of the more noteworthy comments on the FAA’s proposed 737 MAX airworthiness directive. The Final A380 The final Airbus A380 (MSN 272) rolled out of assembly this week, bringing the A380 …

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Sep 25, 2020
AvTalk Episode 93: Shimmy Shake
52:43

On this episode of AvTalk we’ve got jet packs, a bunch of helium balloons with an ADS-B transponder, and The Air Current’s Jon Ostrower joins us to discuss the new quality issues affecting the 787 and the subsequent FAA investigation. August traffic levels off We begin with a review of August traffic stats and it’s …

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Sep 11, 2020
AvTalk Episode 92: Not great, not great at all
40:06

On this episode of AvTalk, the FedEx 767 emergency landing at LAX, Canada takes the 737 MAX out for a spin, and we look at an unfortunately large amount of discouraging news from around the industry. FedEx 767 emergency landing at LAX A FedEx 767 made an emergency landing in Los Angeles last week after …

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Aug 28, 2020
AvTalk Episode 91: The public comment period
46:22

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the proposed Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness directive to return the 737 MAX to the air and what steps still need to be taken before the aircraft can return to service. We also look at the major changes airlines are making to their fleets and discuss which aircraft we’re …

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Aug 14, 2020
AvTalk Episode 90: Long live the Queen
1:07:52

On this episode of AvTalk we say goodbye to a big chunk of the passenger 747 fleet, one airline is bringing a 747 back from the desert, one airplane caught fire in Shanghai, and our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff joins us to help break down some of the dismal numbers from the across the …

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Jul 31, 2020
AvTalk Episode 89: The recovery that isn’t
34:29

On this episode of AvTalk, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization details the chain of events that led to the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752. The NTSB issues its report on the Atlas Air 3591 crash. And US airlines begin backing away from ambitious recovery plans as COVID-19 cases are again on the rise. Report …

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Jul 17, 2020
AvTalk Episode 88: 262 out of 860
42:13

On this episode of AvTalk, we look at the preliminary report from the crash of Pakistan International Airlines flight 8303. We also discuss the recent disturbing news about fraudulent pilot licenses in Pakistan and the response of authorities around the world. Meanwhile, the 737 MAX has begun certification flights with the FAA and July is …

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Jul 03, 2020
AvTalk Episode 87: 100 kilograms of silica
43:26

On this episode of AvTalk, we look at the signs of recovery around the world as aircraft are reactivated and passenger numbers rise. And we chat with Gabriel Leigh about how airlines and aircraft storage professionals safely store and reactivate aircraft. Moving forward Most signs seem to be pointing in the right direction as airlines …

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Jun 19, 2020
AvTalk Episode 86: What’s next: a roundtable discussion
48:03

On this episode of AvTalk, we see what the initial data tells us about the crash of Pakistan International Airlines flight 8303. And we sit down for a roundtable discussion about the state of the industry and where aviation is headed as the normally busy summer travel season begins. PK8303 crash in Karachi Pakistan International …

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Jun 05, 2020
AvTalk Episode 85: We’ll see
29:46

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the extremely rare incident where a Southwest Airlines 737 struck and killed someone on the runway while landing in Austin. We also see which airlines are continuing to shrink their fleets. And we take a look at the traffic numbers to see where flights are starting to creep …

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May 22, 2020
AvTalk Episode 84: Completing the trifecta
47:59

On this episode of AvTalk, more airlines say goodbye to sizable portions of their fleets while one airline will press an A380 into cargo service. And pilot Jon Weiswasser joins us to talk about his trifecta—landing at Newark, La Guardia, and JFK during the same flight in a Vans RV-8. Fleet retirements spreading far and …

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May 08, 2020
AvTalk Episode 83: Have we hit the bottom?
1:21:03

On this episode of AvTalk, we look at some COVID-19 related aviation innovation, Seth Miller returns to help us understand how airlines are navigating the CARES Act, and we talk with Karan Singh from the Lufthansa Group to learn more about managing hundreds of repatriation flights. Airlines over the brink Airlines around the world are …

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Apr 24, 2020
AvTalk Episode 82: Setting all the wrong records
45:34

On this episode of AvTalk, we see how far air traffic fell in March and what we’re likely to see in April. We also take a look at some of the more interesting flights that airlines have operated in the past few weeks. And Georgios Hatzimanolis from Marine Traffic joins us to compare notes on …

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Apr 10, 2020
AvTalk Episode 81: ATC 0
39:51

On this episode of AvTalk, we review which airlines and countries have now canceled all flights. And journalist Ethan Klapper joins us to discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on some air traffic control facilities around the United States. Airlines 0 Nearly 100 airlines have canceled all or nearly all of their operations. We walk …

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Mar 26, 2020
AvTalk Episode 80: Grinding to a halt
31:22

On this special episode of AvTalk, Jason and Ian take stock of how the aviation industry has reacted to plummeting demand and ever changing government restrictions as the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll. Jason and a few others are maintaining a useful list of airline operations as some airlines reduce their planned schedule by more …

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Mar 20, 2020
AvTalk Episode 79: It’s nothing short of a crisis
50:56

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back The Air Current editor-in-chief John Ostrower for a wide-ranging conversation as we try to understand the effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 on the aviation industry. We also look at the state of the 737 MAX and the prospects for the aircraft’s return to service one year …

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Mar 13, 2020
AvTalk Episode 78: Climb into the Skynest
47:02

On this episode of AvTalk, air traffic in China is down over 80% from the beginning of the year, the first Air France A380 enters retirement, and Air New Zealand’s Skynest may be a way to make ultra-long-haul economy a little less terrible. COVID19-related cancellations continue to grow Cancellations and reductions in service continue to …

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Feb 28, 2020
AvTalk Episode 77: Jetting in the Jet Stream
53:59

On this episode of AvTalk, a Pegasus Airlines 737 overruns the runway in Istanbul, traffic to China grinds to a halt, Air Italy calls it quits, and the jet stream helps British Airways set a new record. Pegasus Airlines flight 2193 On 5 February Pegasus Airlines flight 2193 overran the runway on landing in Istanbul. …

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Feb 14, 2020
AvTalk Episode 76: The Coronavirus Response
36:32

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the Coronavirus response, as authorities and airlines try to stop its spread. Kobe Bryant and his daughter are among those killed in a helicopter crash in California this past weekend. And Boeing’s 777X takes flight for the first time. Coronavirus repsonse Travel to and from China is being …

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Jan 31, 2020
AvTalk Episode 75: The downing of PS752
55:18

On this episode of AvTalk, we begin the year on a somber note to discuss the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 in Tehran and the effects of prohibitions by certain countries on flights in Iran and Iraq. We also dig in to some of the new documents released by Boeing regarding the 737 …

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Jan 17, 2020
AvTalk Episode 74: Our favorite conversations from 2019
1:54:16

Happy New Year! On this episode of AvTalk we look back at some of our favorite conversations from 2019. We’ll be back with the first new episode of 2020 on 17 January. Mark Vanhoenacker We start by revisiting episode 56 and our conversation with Mark Vanhoenaker, a first officer with British Airways and a recent …

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Jan 03, 2020
AvTalk Episode 73: Boeing halts production of the 737 MAX
51:29

On this episode of AvTalk, Boeing halts production of the 737 MAX, Harbour Air’s electric Beaver takes flight, and we run down the list of airlines that didn’t make it through 2019 and a few that could join that list very soon. Boeing halts production of the 737 MAX from January Boeing announced this week …

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Dec 20, 2019
AvTalk Episode 72: United’s Single Aisle Surprise
47:33

On this episode of AvTalk, our reaction to United Airlines’ surprise order for 50 Airbus A321XLRs, an escape slide escapes mid-air, and the list of airlines to not survive 2019 grows longer. Escaping escape slides A Delta 767 lost one of its over-wing escape slides on approach to Boston last week. The slide landed in …

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Dec 06, 2019
AvTalk Episode 71: Firm Orders
53:08

On this week’s episode, our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff joins us to make sense of the orders from this year’s Dubai Airshow. We also say goodbye the first A380 to be dismantled and take a look at a few of the more ridiculous ideas to enter the world this week. Southwest 1380 The NTSB …

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Nov 23, 2019
AvTalk Episode 70: Fat Fingers in Amsterdam
1:02:33

On this episode of AvTalk, we chat with Ian Matthews—a Flight Maintenance Engineer for a US-based cargo airline. Plus, a pilot makes a big mistake in Amsterdam, more pickle fork cracks, and we may see another Icelandic airline flying soon. Fat fingers in Amsterdam Sitting at the gate prior to departure from Amsterdam, the pilot …

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Nov 08, 2019
AvTalk Episode 69: A special 737 MAX update
48:26

Return to service — if? when? On this special episode of AvTalk, we welcome back The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower for a discussion on the state of the 737 MAX’s return to service and what we’ve learned this month with the release of numerous reports, including the Joint Authorities Technical Review and the final …

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Nov 01, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT: No AvTalk episode this week, special episode next week
26

We unfortunately won’t have a new episode for you this week, but we will be back with a special episode next week that covers a lot of what has happened in the past few weeks, including an analysis of the just released final report on the crash of Lion Air flight 610. We’ll also have …

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Oct 25, 2019
AvTalk Episode 68: Cracked Pickle Forks
50:45

Cracked pickle forks have been found on dozens of inspected 737NGs, the 737 MAX’s road to return remains a winding one, and we welcome back Andrew Poure who fills us in on the hot new cargo route from Colombo to Columbus and what he learned in flight dispatcher school. Cracked pickle forks After inspections of …

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Oct 11, 2019
AvTalk Episode 67: Operation Matterhorn
1:00:17

On this episode of AvTalk, we review an awful week for European airlines and Operation Matterhorn, the largest peace time repatriation effort in history. And we talk with Qantas 787 fleet manager Captain Lisa Norman to get the details on the upcoming Project Sunrise test flights. Thomas Cook, et al Thomas Cook entered administration on …

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Sep 27, 2019
AvTalk Episode 66: Our Super Avgeek Week
1:01:09

On this episode of AvTalk, we head to Roswell, New Mexico for the Super80 Send Off. Then we cap off our avgeek week in Los Angeles with Cranky Flier’s Dorkfest and SpotLAX2019. Plus an American Airlines mechanic is arrested for sabotage and there’s a fresh obstacle for the 737 MAX’s return to service. American Airlines …

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Sep 13, 2019
AvTalk Episode 65: NOTAM’d
57:14

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome OpsGroup founder Mark Zee to discuss NOTAMs and why his group is trying to change how they’re written. We also get updates on the Ural Airlines A321 that landed in a cornfield, the 737 MAX timeline, and Qantas is set to conduct a trio of Project Sunrise test …

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Aug 30, 2019
AvTalk Episode 64: AvTalk summer spectacular
39:28

On this episode of AvTalk, our quickest 737 MAX update yet, protesters snarl traffic at Hong Kong Airport, and the internet makes a thing out of nothing, part the infinity. Editors note: this episode was recorded on 14 August prior to the Ural Airlines hard landing in Moscow. Our quickest MAX update Boeing is still …

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Aug 16, 2019
AvTalk Episode 63: Sir, you can’t dump that fuel here
54:38

On this episode of AvTalk, we talk with Joseph Tar Schmidt, a regional airline pilot for a major US carrier. Plus, more MAX headaches for Boeing and the airlines and a HiFly A340 makes a mess in Orlando. Boeing’s 737 MAX problems grow Southwest Airlines and Air Canada have removed the 737 MAX from their …

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Aug 02, 2019
AvTalk Episode 62: Drying Cherries with a Helicopter
58:29

On this episode of AvTalk, we talk to pilot Maria Langer about what it’s like to dry cherry trees with a helicopter. Also, the 737 MAX will stay grounded even longer and Pakistan reopens its airspace to all commercial flights. The 737 MAX’s return delayed again Airlines are now removing the MAX from their schedules …

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Jul 19, 2019
AvTalk Episode 61: La Compagnie co-founder Jean-Charles Perino
59:18

On this episode of AvTalk, we’re joined by Jean Charles Perino, co-founder of La Compagnie, the all-business class transatlantic airline, for a wide-ranging discussion about the airline and where La Compagnie finds itself within the industry. We also get an update on when the 737 MAX could return to service, teams in Greenland make a …

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Jul 05, 2019
AvTalk Episode 60: A Paris Surprise
47:30

On this episode of AvTalk, aviation journalist John Walton joins us from the Paris Air Show to discuss Airbus’ launch of the A321XLR and the importance of IAG’s order of 200 737 MAX aircraft. We also discuss a recent GPS issue that grounded some flights. A Paris Surprise Aviation journalist John Walton joins from the …

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Jun 21, 2019
AvTalk Episode 59: From Regional Jet to Space Jet
48:39

On this episode of AvTalk, Mitsubishi sets its eyes on the CRJ program, we learn more about the Air Astana loss of control incident in Portugal, and Jason and Seth Miller check in from the IATA annual general meeting in Seoul. Mitsubishi eyes CRJ program Fresh from the renaming of the MRJ to the Space …

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Jun 07, 2019
AvTalk Episode 58: Flying Nostalgia
48:49

On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the Aeroflot 1492 accident. Southwest makes a deal with their mechanics while American goes to court with theirs. And Chris Sloan from Airways Magazine stops by to chat about his recent trip to Russia to fly on vintage Soviet aircraft. Aeroflot 1492 New video that …

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May 24, 2019
AvTalk Special Episode: A 737 MAX Update
31:05

On this special episode of AvTalk, we welcome The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower as we discuss the status of the Boeing 737 MAX and the compendium of reporting that’s come out in the last few weeks. We’re taking a closer look at how the aircraft was developed, what Boeing is doing to get it …

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May 17, 2019
AvTalk Episode 57: In an evacuation, leave everything
27:48

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Aeroflot 1492 in Moscow, Miami Air’s runway excursion in Jacksonville, new liveries, and Jason heads to Italy. Next week we’ll have a special extended conversation with The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower about the 737 MAX and the steady drip of news about how the airplane was developed …

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May 10, 2019
AvTalk Episode 56: How to land a plane
58:55

On this episode of AvTalk, Jet Airways halts flights, the FAA lays out its path to re-certification of the 737 MAX, and we sit down for a conversation with pilot and author Mark Vanhoenacker. United’s new livery We recorded prior to the livery’s reveal and we’ll have more in our next episode, but we explore …

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Apr 26, 2019
AvTalk Episode 55: The ET302 Preliminary Report
1:04:39

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the Ethiopian investigators’ preliminary report on the crash of ET302 and Boeing’s efforts to get the MAX back in the air. We’re also joined by our resident numbers expert, Gavin Werbeloff, to discuss how airlines around the world are managing their fleet renewals. And thieves in Albania pull …

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Apr 12, 2019
AvTalk Episode 54: the 737 MAX MCAS Software Update
41:49

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Boeing’s MCAS software update, the continued grounding of the 737 MAX fleet, and passengers on one flight are surprised to find themselves in the wrong country upon landing. MCAS gets an update We discuss Boeing’s software and display update to the MCAS system, congressional and other inquiries into …

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Mar 29, 2019
AvTalk Episode 53: Ethiopian 302 and the grounding of the 737 MAX
53:08

On this episode of AvTalk we’re joined by The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower to discuss the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and the subsequent grounding of the 737 MAX. We also get an update from the NTSB on the crash of Atlas Air flight 3591 and an update on the closure of Pakistan’s …

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Mar 15, 2019
AvTalk Episode 52: No, that seatback camera isn’t spying on you
58:54

On this episode of AvTalk, we review what we know about the crash of Atlas Air 3591, incredulously read through the Aeromexico Connect flight 2431 report, recap our correct predictions about the A380, and Jason and Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren head to Florida for some rare planespotting. Atlas Air 3591 We discuss what we know so far …

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Mar 01, 2019
AvTalk Episode 51: The end of the line for the A380
45:24

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Airbus’ plans for the future of the A380, see which European low-cost carrier is no longer operating this week, tow a 747 across a field, and add some Flair to the podcast. The Future of the A380 Note: we recorded this episode just prior to Airbus’ announcement We …

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Feb 15, 2019
AvTalk Episode 50: AvTalk and the 747 turn 50
38:02

On this episode of AvTalk, we celebrate our 50th episode and the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747. We discuss aviation’s role in ending the US government shutdown, how British Airways’ is celebrating its centenary, and we see if anyone wants to buy an abandoned MD-87. Snow, ice, and cold Winter weather throughout the United …

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Feb 01, 2019
AvTalk Episode 49: Shut it down
52:53

On this episode of AvTalk, Indonesia finds the Lion Air 610 cockpit voice recorder, we look at the effects the US government shutdown is having on aviation, and our favorite roof top bar that’s also an airline announces last call. Lion Air JT610 CVR found Indonesian officials announced the recovery of the Cockpit Voice Recorder …

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Jan 18, 2019
Episode 48: Aviation 2018: the good, the bad, and the weird
1:34:20

2018 was a year of highs, lows, and head scratchers. We take you through the year that was and we also revisit some of our favorite interviews from last year. What was new in 2018 We begin the show with new aircraft, either taking to the air for the first time in 2018 or achieving …

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Jan 04, 2019
AvTalk Episode 47: Emotional Support Chicken
44:42

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the recent incidents allegedly involving drones, Norwegian ends up with a 737 in Iran, Korean Air takes on overzealous K Pop fans, and one restaurant wants to help flyers with some emotional support chicken. Droning on We discuss recent incidents involving and allegedly involving drones in London and …

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Dec 21, 2018
AvTalk Episode 46: Pickled Herring
44:42

On this episode of AvTalk, Indonesian investigators release a preliminary report on Lion Air 610, Anchorage gets shaken up, WOW Air lives to fly another day, and we travel to Stockholm for some pickled herring and Australian pronunciation. Lion Air 610 preliminary report Indonesian investigators released their preliminary report on the crash of Lion Air …

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Dec 07, 2018
AvTalk Episode 45: Tossing a FUD Grenade
49:47

On this episode of AvTalk, The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower joins us to discuss the investigation into the crash of Lion Air 610 and the attention now being paid to Boeing’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). We also discuss Airbus’ plans for future aircraft development and the many incidents that occurred over the last …

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Nov 23, 2018
AvTalk Episode 44: The crash of Lion Air flight 610
58:05

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason heads to South Africa, we discuss the crash of Lion Air flight 610, Brandon Buz, senior social media analyst with the Greater Orlando Airport Authority joins us to discuss social media use by airports and the fun conversation that is “Airport Twitter”. And Captain Ken Hoke is back to …

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Nov 09, 2018
AvTalk Episode 43: A Little Brick Wall Won’t Stop a 737
51:00

On this episode of AvTalk, an Air India Express 737 clips a brick wall, Cobalt Airlines becomes the second airline this month to cease operations, and fresh off the relaunched world’s longest flight, Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren fills us in on the journey. Air India Express hits a wall and keeps on going An Air India Express …

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Oct 26, 2018
AvTalk Episode 42: An Episode 60 Years in the Making
56:14

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason and Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren report on their visit to London on the 60th anniversary of the first transatlantic jet flight. We get ready to welcome back the longest flight in the world and we look at Primera Air’s bankruptcy and what it might mean for the ultra low cost transatlantic …

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Oct 12, 2018
AvTalk Episode 41: Mistakes Were Made
45:23

On this episode of AvTalk, Seth Miller joins us as he and Jason take in the Airline Passenger Experience Expo in Boston. We revisit some of the aviation mistakes made last week and with a Bloomberg report suggesting Emirates could take over Etihad, we try to envision what a merger between the two carriers might …

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Sep 28, 2018
AvTalk Episode 40: A Hurricane Approaches and the Wheels Fall Off
43:37

On this episode of AvTalk, tropical cyclones dominate the discussion. We also look at a close—or not so close—call in Kenya. And Crankyflier himself, Brett Snyder joins us to preview the upcoming LAX Dorkfest next weekend. Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut We discuss the aviation effects of each storm and give some advice if you’re …

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Sep 14, 2018
AvTalk Episode 39: A Broken Flux Capacitator
49:09

On this episode of AvTalk, we spend as little amount of time talking about Post Malone as possible. We find out that some aircraft are equipped with a ‘flux capacitator’. And Chris Sloan, the managing editor of Airways Magazine, joins us to discuss what he’s learned from interviewing leaders at Delta, United, and JetBlue this …

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Aug 31, 2018
AvTalk Episode 38: The Horizon Q400 Incident
47:56

On this episode of AvTalk we welcome Jon Ostrower back to the program to discuss the Horizon Air Q400 incident last week in Seattle. We review some of the other incidents over the past few weeks and recap fleet updates from various airlines around the world. The Horizon Q400 Incident The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon …

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Aug 17, 2018
AvTalk Episode 37: Pushing Buttons and Pulling Levers
45:59

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss Aeromexico flight 2431 and what we know so far. We delve in to this week’s strange-but-true aviation news. And Jason tries his hand at aircraft sales. Aeromexico Flight 2431 Aermexico flight 2431 suffered an accident on takeoff in bad weather in Durango. The aircraft came to rest 1300 …

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Aug 03, 2018
AvTalk Episode 36: Meet the new plane, same as the old plane
49:35

On this episode of AvTalk, we review the order book from the Farnborough Airshow to see who bought what and how many. Airbus rebrands the C Series, we climb aboard the A330neo for a route proving flight, and two Air China pilots are now out of a job. Airbus welcomes the A220 As the Bombardier …

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Jul 20, 2018
AvTalk Episode 35: A Whale of a Time
56:07

On this episode of AvTalk we break records, we learn more about aircraft leasing with our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff, and Jonathan Khoo joins us to insist he isn’t an avgeek while listing the dozens of lesser-known carriers he’s flown on around the world. Record breaking flights On 29 June, we tracked 202,157 flights …

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Jul 06, 2018
AvTalk Episode 34: No Experience Necessary
34:44

On this episode of AvTalk, the A330neo sets off on a 5 continent adventure, aviation finds its way into the World Cup, and we find out we’re overqualified for a seemingly important aviation job in the UK. Cathay Pacific’s first A350-1000 Cathay Pacific took delivery of their first A350-1000 this week, making it the second …

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Jun 22, 2018
AvTalk Episode 33: Parts for Sale, Inquire Within
49:21

On this episode of AvTalk, the first A380s to fly passengers find out their flying days are over. Heathrow moves one step closer to a third runway. Singapore Airlines officially announces the return of service between Singapore and Newark. And Captain Ken Hoke fills us in on how he gets gas for his airplane. Parts …

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Jun 08, 2018
AvTalk Episode 32: Jet Assisted Take Off
55:54

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the aviation incidents that have occurred in the past two weeks and delve into the fortunes of major carries in the Middle East. And we’re joined again by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren to discuss vintage aviation advertising and… strapping rockets to a Convair? Download a transcript of this episode Incident …

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May 25, 2018
AvTalk Episode 31: Aviation Uncertainty
48:37

On this episode of AvTalk, aerospace journalist John Walton joins us for a wide ranging discussion about aircraft and airlines new and old. And we speak with Joe Duval, the chief test pilot at Honeywell Aerospace about what it’s like to fly a 757 with an engine attached to the fuselage and some of the …

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May 11, 2018
AvTalk Episode 30: Engine Trouble
47:35

On this episode of AvTalk, we take an in depth look at Southwest flight 1380, including some of the media coverage after the accident. And we talk to Jon Ostrower about the new Emergency Airworthiness Directive requiring inspections of the CFM56-7B engine. We also see how engine issues are affecting the 787-9 and we try …

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Apr 27, 2018
AvTalk Episode 29: Alerts, Orders, and Interiors
55:13

On this episode of AvTalk, Gavin Werbeloff steps in for Jason as we dig into the numbers around some recent aircraft orders. And we send Jason to Hamburg for the Aircraft Interiors Expo. Download a transcript of this episode Flights in eastern Mediterranean EASA issued a rapid alert notification for traffic in the eastern Mediterranean …

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Apr 13, 2018
AvTalk Episode 28: Air India and Qantas Make History
36:38

On this episode of AvTalk, Air India and Qantas make history and Singapore Airlines takes home the first 787-10. Plus, Ken Hoke is back to fill us in on RVSM airspace. Download a transcript of this episode. Air India flies to Tel Aviv through Saudi Arabia On 22 March, Air India’s inaugural Delhi-Tel Aviv flight became the …

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Mar 30, 2018
AvTalk Episode 27: Just Don’t Call It a 757
52:12

In this episode, we celebrate 1 year of AvTalk! We talk to aerospace journalist Jon Ostrower about Boeing’s new mid-market airplane, the 10,000th 737 rolls off the production line, and the massive GE9X flies for the first time. Boeing’s NMA We talk with Jon Ostrower to learn more about Boeing’s plan for the NMA, the …

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Mar 16, 2018
AvTalk Episode 26: A 767 Full of King Cakes
54:11

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome UPS Airlines captain Ken Hoke for an extended conversation about life as a cargo pilot. We also discuss some recent deliveries, certifications, and another recent crash. An Extended Conversation with Captain Ken Hoke Ken Hoke, a captain flying the 757 and 767 for UPS Airlines joins us for …

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Mar 02, 2018
AvTalk Episode 25: Saratov Airlines Flight 703
37:38

On this episode of AvTalk, we get an update on the investigation into the crash of Saratov Airlines flight 703, two airlines suffer engine incidents, we explain why London City Airport closed for a day, and we learn once and for all how to use a Metar. Download a full transcript of this episode Saratov …

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Feb 16, 2018
AvTalk Episode 24: A Big Win for Bombardier
43:53

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back CNN aviation editor Jon Ostrower to discuss the surprise ruling by the ITC in the Boeing—Bombardier C Series tariff case. We round up some news from the past few weeks and we answer the age old question: how many plumbers does it take to fix a broken …

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Feb 02, 2018
AvTalk Episode 23: Ground Stop

On this episode of AvTalk we recap the meltdown at JFK Airport in New York after a blizzard that forced some flights to wait over 7 hours for a gate. A 737 tries to go swimming in the Black Sea. We review the 2017 Airbus and Boeing delivery numbers. And we remember a few moments …

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Jan 19, 2018
AvTalk Episode 22: AvTalk Revisited: Selected Interviews from 2017
1:09:52

Happy new year from AvTalk! We’ll be back in 2 weeks with our first new episode of the year. In this episode, we revisit three interviews from our earlier episodes that really stood out to us. 225,000 pounds of ketchup First up is Andrew Poure, who filled us in on the world of cargo airlines …

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Jan 05, 2018
AvTalk Episode 21: 2017 Aviation Year in Review
33:50

On this episode of AvTalk, we look back at 2017 for an aviation year in review and look forward to what may happen in 2018. Download a transcript of this episode Editor’s note: we recorded this episode prior to news of a possible Boeing acquisition of Embraer breaking. This is surely now at the top …

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Dec 22, 2017
AvTalk Episode 20: A Look Inside Flightradar24
34:03

On this episode of AvTalk, we head to Stockholm to go inside Flightradar24. We sit down with co-founder Mikael Robertsson to learn how FR24 got started, and we talk to chief technology officer, Sean Atkinson to learn more about how FR24 works. We also check-in on a volcano in Bali, the world’s largest turboprop aircraft, …

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Dec 08, 2017
AvTalk Episode 19: They Bought How Many Planes!?
47:26

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back Seth Miller to discuss his recent adventures on a variety of Japanese low-cost carriers and his flight on the COMAC ARJ 21. He also fills us in on the status of Operation Puerto Rico Care Lift and the upcoming Operation Gift Lift. And we recap the massive …

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Nov 24, 2017
AvTalk Episode 18: A United 747 Farewell
32:23

In this episode of AvTalk, we send Jason to Hawaii on the final United Airlines 747 flight, the Maho Beach Cam comes back after Hurricane Irma, and Emirates takes delivery of its 100th Airbus A380. A United 747 Farewell After nearly 50 years of service, United Airlines retired its 747 fleet in style this week …

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Nov 11, 2017
AvTalk Episode 17: The C Series Double Take
52:46

On this episode of AvTalk, we sit down with Jon Ostrower, CNN’s aviation editor, for an extended conversation about the recent Airbus and Bombardier C Series news. Jason makes a quick trip to France for the A330neo’s first flight, we go around for one last pass at Air Berlin, and we run through some news …

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Oct 27, 2017
AvTalk Episode 16: Uncontained Failure
46:01

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason finally gets to fly the Bombardier C Series, we say goodbye to Monarch Airlines, get an update on the Air France A380 that suffered an engine failure over Greenland, and find out how Loon balloons might soon be helping the people of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. Trouble …

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Oct 14, 2017
AvTalk Episode 15: Joon is a State of Mind
40:16

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason reports from the APEX EXPO in Long Beach, we chat with Seth Miller about the fate of the Bombardier C Series in the US, and we Swoop in to discuss Air France’s newest creation, Joon. Swoop and Joon WestJet introduced their new ultra low-cost carrier, Swoop, this week and …

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Sep 29, 2017
AvTalk Episode 14: Jason, Go Make Your Bed
39:23

On this episode of AvTalk, we discuss the massive aviation impacts of Hurricane Irma. From Caribbean devastation to a total lack of flights in the air over Florida for more than a day, we take an in-depth look at what’s happened and how the recovery effort has begun. And Jason’s 15-minutes of television fame comes …

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Sep 15, 2017
AvTalk Episode 13: Hurricanes and DSLRs
42:58

In episode 13, we look at the effects of Hurricane Harvey on aviation and see how airlines are helping with relief efforts. GE Aviation retires the oldest active 747. Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first 737 MAX and American Airlines isn’t too far behind. We get surprised by the possible new home for the …

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Sep 01, 2017
AvTalk Episode 12: Out on the Airfield
50:37

On episode 12 of AvTalk, we discuss Air Berlin’s insolvency and what that might mean for other airlines in Europe, NASA gets ready to study the eclipse, and we list some of our favorite airports. We also talk with Dan Kierna, an airport operations supervisor at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago about what it takes …

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Aug 18, 2017
AvTalk Episode 11: 747s, Skunks, and Babies
35:52

In Episode 11, we check in on the 747 to note a few melancholy milestones and the possibility that two 747s might soon find an interesting new home. We run through some of the flights that made the news recently, including some for the wrong reasons. And we ponder the thorny legal issues that airborne …

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Aug 04, 2017
AvTalk Episode 10: Construction, Cows, and 225,000 Pounds of Ketchup
47:37

In episode 10, we talk to Andrew Poure, a flight operations supervisor for a U.S.-based major cargo airline. We see how construction fumes and cows affected aviation last week, celebrate an impressive milestone, and quickly preview next week’s Airventure. All Cargo, All the Time We sat down with Andrew Poure, who works for a major …

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Jul 21, 2017
AvTalk Episode 9: Vectors for Landing and Coins for Luck
48:16

In episode 9, we talk about some of the stranger aviation stories over the past few weeks, including a passenger new to approach patterns and a woman who threw coins into an engine for luck. We also talk with Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren Norwegian’s first 737 MAX delivery and long-haul, low-cost flying. Approach and Landing A passenger, …

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Jul 07, 2017
AvTalk Episode 8: Turning the MAX up to 10
37:54

In episode 8, we recap some of the major announcements from the Paris Air Show, like the launch of the 737 MAX 10, this year’s big seller, Boeing’s tease of a ‘New Market Airplane’, and Airbus’ new A380plus winglets. A brief apology, as we had earlier planned to discuss ATC privatization, but as everyone we …

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Jun 23, 2017
AvTalk Episode 7: Meltdowns and Bans
32:13

In episode 7, we discuss the flight ban affecting Qatar and how it is reshaping air traffic in the region. We also attempt to understand the IT problems that forced British Airways to cancel a full day of flights at London-Heathrow. Qatar Flight Ban Following the severing of diplomatic relations with Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi …

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Jun 09, 2017
AvTalk Episode 6: An Update on the Mitsubishi MRJ from Japan
39:18

In Episode 6 we head to Japan for an interview with John Walton to get an update on the status of the Mitsubishi MRJ regional jet program. We also delve into the peculiarities of Japanese aviation. Checking in on the MRJ Jason travels to Japan to meet up with John Walton, Runway Girl Network’s deputy …

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May 25, 2017
AvTalk Episode 5: the COMAC C919 Takes Flight
37:51

In Episode 5 we sit down for an extended interview with CNN Aviation Editor Jon Ostrower to talk about the COMAC C919’s first flight and burgeoning Chinese aviation market. We also learn how to track newly built aircraft and send Jason off to Japan. COMAC C919 First Flight and Chinese Aviation We sat down with …

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May 12, 2017
AvTalk Episode 4: North Korea, Goodbye 747-200s, and Patterns in the Sky
31:21

In episode 4, we learn how most airlines navigate their way around North Korea, sit down with Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren to talk about the last US-based 747-200 flight, and learn about tracking aircraft that may be broadcasting the sporting event you’re watching on TV. Help more listeners find the show by leaving us a review on …

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Apr 25, 2017
AvTalk Episode 3: Visiting the Aircraft Interiors Expo
27:54

In a special Episode 3, we visit the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany to see what you might find inside or connected to an aircraft in the coming years. Help more listeners find the show by leaving us a review on iTunes The Aircraft Interiors Expo At this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo, we walked …

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Apr 08, 2017
AvTalk Episode 2 – Jason Crawls Inside a Plane
22:31

In Episode 2, Jason crawls inside a plane, we talk in circles about circular runways, wonder about the best job in aviation, and quickly preview the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo. Jason Crawls Inside a Plane Jason takes us to Malta where he spent the day with Lufthansa Technik at their MRO facility getting up close …

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Mar 25, 2017
Introducing AvTalk—the Flightradar24 Aviation Podcast
26:49

Introductions We’re excited to introduce ‘AvTalk’, our new Flightradar24 aviation podcast, hosted by Ian Petchenik and Jason Rabinowitz, two aviation geeks with a passion for anything that flies. Ian is Flightradar24’s communications director, whom you may remember from such films as the Cathay Pacific 747 tour at Oshkosh. Jason’s been researching and writing about aviation …

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Mar 14, 2017