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Aviation Week & Space Technology editors take a look at some of the bigger-picture issues in the world of aerospace and defense

Episode Date
Interview with Inspiration4’s Civilian Commander

Aviation Week editors talk with Jared Isaacman, the founder and CEO of Shift4Payments, and the man about to command first all-civilian mission on board a SpaceX Dragon capsule.

Mar 03, 2021
Engine Trouble

As the Pentagon is grappling with how to maintain the F135 engine powering F-35 fighters, the engine on a Boeing airliner failed on a flight in the western U.S. Aviation Week editors discuss what these incidents mean for safety and reliability as well as the future of military engines.

Feb 26, 2021
Dennis Muilenburg’s Bet on the Future

Listen in as the former Boeing CEO and his new business partner Kirsten Bartok Touw discuss plans to invest in transformational aerospace technologies—and why the next 20 years could be the best ever.

Feb 19, 2021
Air Force One: Flying Fortress

The special episode of the podcast offers the full recording of an interview with Scott Bateman, the executive producer of a new documentary about the U.S. President's long-range transport fleet. 

Feb 13, 2021
Podcast: What Are SPACs -- And Why Are They Important To A&D?

Investors are putting billions into urban air mobility and space projects, hoping to strike the next Tesla. Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss the trend.

Feb 12, 2021
The Evolution of the Reaper

The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9, proposed as a way to facilitate communications in the late 1990s, really caught on as a way for the U.S. to track insurgents during its so-called war on terrorism.

Since then, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles has revolutionized warfare, but will its future hold? Aviation Week editors discuss potential changes for the platform in the U.S. and abroad.

Feb 05, 2021
Did The Pandemic Solve The Pilot Shortage? What Lies Ahead For Business Aviation?

Before the pandemic, demand for professional pilots was intense and the long-term outlook predicted severe shortages. The pandemic and decrease in air travel has led to widespread pilot layoffs and furloughs. Did COVID-19 suddenly solve the pilot shortage problem? What lies ahead for business aviation once the pandemic subsides? Will the shortage return?

Feb 04, 2021
Suddenly, The MAX Is Boeing’s Good News

As Europe clears the MAX's return, 777X and 787 woes cap a horrible year and record loss for Boeing. Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss.

Jan 29, 2021
Using The Power Of Data To Drive A Competitive Advantage

Listen in as PwC experts discuss how understanding and leveraging data can help aerospace companies win.

Jan 27, 2021
Tech Talk: How Universal Hydrogen Plans To Disrupt Aviation

Universal Hydrogen wants to enable zero-emissions commercial aviation by tacking the two biggest challenges: creating a distribution infrastructure and kick-starting demand for hydrogen. So the startup plans to build a logistics system and modify regional aircraft to use the zero-carbon fuel.

To discuss the company’s plans, technology editor Graham Warwick is joined by Universal Hydrogen’s co-founder and CEO, serial disruptor Paul Eremenko, along with Andy Marsh, CEO of fuel-cell and green-hydrogen producer Plug Power, and Roei Ganzarski, CEO of electric propulsion developer MagniX.

Jan 22, 2021
Is Boeing Shortchanging Its Future?

Critics worry R&D cuts will hamper ability to catch Airbus. Veteran aerospace analyst Ron Epstein joins Aviation Week’s Guy Norris to discuss.

Jan 15, 2021
Aerion AS2 Program Update

Matthew Mejía, Aerion chief financial officer and executive vice president strategy and investor relations, discusses the status of the AS2 supersonic business jet program with Bill Carey, Business and Commercial Aviation senior editor.

Jan 08, 2021
Picking The UAM Winners – The Inside Story

In this week’s podcast, we go behind the scenes for a glimpse into how the cover story of the Jan 11-24 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology took shape. Senior Editor Guy Norris is joined by Executive Editor for Technology Graham Warwick and Sergio Cecutta, founder and partner at SMG Consulting, to talk about picking the winners in the urban air mobility (UAM) race. Sergio explains the thinking behind SMG’s new Advanced Air Mobility Reality Index - https://aamrealityindex.com - an effort to pierce the hype surrounding this hot new sector of aviation.

Jan 08, 2021
Interview with U.S. Space Force Chief

Gen. John Raymond, the chief of space operations, looks back at the first year of operations for the U.S. Space Force and ahead at what is to come for the sixth military service in 2021.

Dec 14, 2020
Inside Boeing 777X Flight Test Program

Aviation Week’s Guy Norris just visited Boeing Field, where he talked with 777X program leaders. Listen in for an update on the program’s status – and the certification and market challenges that lie ahead.

Dec 11, 2020
How Chang’e 5 Fits into China’s Space Program

The latest mission to return a sample from the lunar surface is part of China’s internally focused effort to put humans on the Moon. Aviation Week editors discuss the project on the latest episode of Check 6.

Dec 03, 2020
Military Aircraft Opportunities in Europe

In addition to a planned uptick in defense spending in the UK, nations across Europe are planning to overhaul their fighter fleets in the coming decade.

Nov 27, 2020
Interview With Space Development Agency Director

Space Development Agency director Derek Tournear joins Aviation Week editors to discuss how its system of space tracking and transport satellites will revolutionize the U.S. military and the challenges it will face along the way.

Nov 10, 2020
Flying and Buying, How COVID-19 is Changing Airline Strategies

With aircraft production poised to accelerate in 2021, an Aviation Week analysis of proprietary aircraft operational data shows the precipitous fall in utilization for many aircraft workhorses. Listen in as our editors break it all down.

Nov 05, 2020
Preparing Your Digital Supply Chain For The New World

Listen in as PwC’s experts discuss aerospace supply chain risks, prospects for consolidation and why “reshoring” of production is for real.

Nov 02, 2020
Podcast: Fast Five With Aviation Attorney Kent Jackson

Aviation attorney, pilot and Business & Commercial Aviation legal columnist tells pilots and mechanics how to stay out of trouble with the FAA, challenges facing airports and more.

Oct 31, 2020
Embraer’s CEO on the Breakup With Boeing and Going It Alone

Listen in as CEO Francisco Gomes Neto gives his side of Embraer’s breakup with Boeing, what he thinks of finding new partners, and how he plans to steer the Brazilian aircraft company through the COVID-19 storm.

Oct 26, 2020
In It For The Long Haul

How can industry stay resilient and ready to meet increases while facing its bleakest forecast in history? Listen in as Accenture share their insights on these issues and potential outcomes.

Oct 23, 2020
Podcast: Fast Five With Flight School Association Chief Robert Rockmaker

The founder, president and CEO of the Flight School Association of North America, discusses how the organization benefits student pilots as well as training organizations and the post-COVID-19 outlook.

Oct 15, 2020
Tech Talk: NASA’s Dragonfly Mission To Titan

In this special edition Check 6 Tech Talk in conjunction with IAC 2020 we speak to Elizabeth Turtle, the principal investigator of NASA’s upcoming Dragonfly mission, which seeks to explore the surface of Titan with a rotorcraft. Dragonfly’s unique dual-quadcopter will land at multiple sites over a nearly three-year baseline mission, assessing the mysterious Saturnian moon’s past and present habitability. Recently delayed by one year due to COVID-related budget pressures, Dragonfly is expected to launch in 2027.

Oct 14, 2020
Boeing 737 MAX Return Nears As 787 Bids Adieu To Seattle

Aviation Week editors Sean Broderick and Guy Norris discuss the latest ups, downs, and relocations at Boeing.

Oct 09, 2020
Hailing the Air Taxi

Secretive startup Joby Aviation let Aviation Week’s Guy Norris witness a flight test of its new electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft. He and Graham Warwick discuss what he saw – and why the air taxi market is for real.

Oct 01, 2020
Airbus' Ambitious Hydrogen Plans

Airbus announced three different aircraft concepts for a hydrogen-powered aircraft that is to enter service in 2035. The company is making key technology choices early and still has massive challenges ahead: technological, regulatory and in convincing industry partners to participate. Aviation Week editors Guy Norris, Thierry Dubois and Jens Flottau discuss the key issues ahead.

Sep 25, 2020
What’s Next for the U.S. Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance Program

Aviation Week editors discuss the roots of the service’s Next Generation Air Dominance program, its use of digital engineering to speed development and some of the obstacles it may face in the future.

Sep 18, 2020
Planning For An Aerospace Recovery

With the commercial aviation manufacturers and suppliers still reeling from COVID-19, Eric Fanning, president of the Aerospace Industries Association discusses ways in which it is trying to maintain the industrial base and position companies for a recovery.

Sep 10, 2020
Are Commercial Aircraft Production Plans Still Too High?

Aviation Week editors discuss why Airbus and Boeing will need to further trim output to ride out the COVID-19 crisis.

Sep 03, 2020
The U.S. Hypersonics Program Matures

In the last few weeks, Aviation Week editors Steve Trimble and Guy Norris have learned new information about several U.S. hypersonic weapons efforts. Listen in as they tell executive editor Jen DiMascio about the developments, which include the revelation that the Air Force is studying intercontinental-range hypersonics that could be nuclear-armed and confirmation of the creation of a multi-mission platform with a multi-cycle engine that could be the path toward a SR-72 intelligence-gathering vehicle.

Beyond those potential future programs, they discuss the construction of a new Dynetics facility in Huntsville, Alabama, likely to be the first U.S. factory that will be able to produce hundreds—perhaps even thousands—of hypersonic glide vehicles in the coming years.

Aug 25, 2020
Could Military Sustainment Shifts Impact Broader Aftermarket?

Changes in military sustainment--including the push for agile development and the use of cloud-based software—could hint at broader shifts in the overall aftermarket. Listen as Aviation Week speaks to Accenture’s aerospace team talks about these developments.

Aug 21, 2020
Should More Airline Passengers Be Screened for COVID-19?

Airport testing centers are up and running in Germany as airlines look to screening to help revive traffic, but a similar effort in the U.S. is moving in the wrong direction. Aviation Week air transport editors discuss the latest.

Aug 13, 2020
Fast Five With Amy Spowart, Head Of The National Aviation Hall Of Fame

Amy Spowart, president and chief executive of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, speaks about the organization based in the birthplace of aviation.

Aug 07, 2020
Inside the U.S. Return to Launching Humans to Space

This week, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Benhken splashed down in their SpaceX Dragon capsule in the Gulf of Mexico after two months at the International Space Station. Aviation Week editors Irene Klotz and Mark Carreau discuss their experience covering human spaceflight from the days of the shuttle until now and where the Commercial Crew program is headed.

Aug 07, 2020
Bracing for COVID-19’s Second Punch

A new surge in U.S. coronavirus cases has stalled a fragile recovery in airline traffic. Listen in as Accenture’s aerospace team reveals the strategies they’re giving aerospace CEOs for now and into 2021.

Jul 31, 2020
Behind the Curtain With Aerospace CEOs

Aviation Week editors provide their behind-the-scenes impressions from interviews with the CEOs of Airbus, Boeing, Lufthansa Technik and Raytheon Technologies.

Jul 24, 2020
Fast Five With Mark Clark, Who Specializes In Marketing Warbirds

Clark is the president and owner of Courtesy Aircraft. The company has be involved in the sale of more than 3,000 former military aircraft.

Jul 23, 2020
Fast Five With Tim Obitts, President of National Air Transportation Association

Obitts discusses how the organization that represents FBOs and charter and fractional ownership operators is dealing with COVID-19.

Jul 23, 2020
Sustainability and Supersonics: An Interview with Aerion CEO Tom Vice

With the groundbreaking of Aerion’s new Florida headquarters approaching, company CEO Tom Vice talks to Guy Norris about the design, development, and sustainability of its newly reconfigured AS2 supersonic business jet.

Jul 22, 2020
Why Rolls-Royce Is Charging Ahead With The UltraFan

As an UltraFan demonstrator is prepared for 2021 tests, chief engineer Andy Geer tells Aviation Week editors about Rolls' faith in a market recovery—and why UltraFan will be an engine for all seasons.

Jul 20, 2020
Leader Interview: Chris Calio, Pratt & Whitney

Since taking the helm at Pratt & Whitney from outgoing Bob Leduc at the turn of the year, the company’s new president Chris Calio has been steering the engine maker through a sea of challenges. Ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to implementing upgrades to the PW1100 geared turbofan, all this has happened as P&W completed its mega merger with Raytheon—a transaction which officially closed in early April.

Listen in as Calio talks down the line to Senior Propulsion Editor Guy Norris as part of Aviation Week’s Flight Path Forward series about his hopes for the company’s commercial and military engine businesses, the road to sustainability and managing through the pandemic to a long term market recovery as part of a bigger company. Sponsored by Accenture.

Jul 17, 2020
Leader Interview: Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck

The founder of the small-launch company discusses a recent failure of the Electron rocket launch, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, and Rocket Lab’s evolution from manufacturing rockets to building spacecraft.

Jul 17, 2020
Fast Five With Roei Ganzarski, CEO Of magniX

BCA Editor-in-Chief and Ganzarski discuss the potential for electric propulsion to make trips of 125-500 mi. more affordable for aircraft carrying 5-12 passengers.

Jul 16, 2020
Leader Interview: Lee Hui Fung, ST Engineering

Lee Hui Fung, Smart MRO VP at ST Engineering Aerospace, is pioneering the prototyping and adoption of new technologies in MRO. She has found that the COVID-19 crisis has actually been an opportunity to accelerate the implementation of some innovations.

Listen in to this special interview brought to you by Accenture as part of Aviation Week’s Flight Path Forward series as Chief Editor MRO Lee Ann Shay calls Lee Hui Fung in Singapore to hear how the pandemic has changed the rate of smart MRO adoption.

Jul 16, 2020
How To Regain Passenger Confidence In Flying

A recent IATA survey has shown that passenger concerns are flying are still paramount. Aviation Week editors Sean Broderick, Bill Carey, Ben Goldstein and Jens Flottau discuss what airlines and airports can realistically do to protect passengers from being infected with COVID-19 and what the role of governments should be.

Jul 10, 2020
Little Green Jets

The civil war in Libya is morphing into a fluid security situation. Russian military aircraft have arrived to support private contractors backed by the Russian government. Aviation Week editors and analysts discuss how the security void has presented Middle Eastern nations with an opportunity to test their ability to fight with Turkish and Chinese UAVs.

Jun 30, 2020
Will My Supply Chain Survive COVID-19?

Face it: you don’t really know your supply chain. Even when times were good in A&D manufacturing, regular deliveries required repeated heroics. Now that COVID-19 has upended commercial aviation, OEMs and top-tier customers must get better insight into their suppliers as the chance of missing parts – even whole providers – is increasing. In this episode of Check 6 with Accenture, we talk with John Schmidt, the firm’s global A&D lead, and Joyce Kline, a leader in applied intelligence, on how to get smarter about your suppliers.

Jun 26, 2020
Boom’s Sustainable Supersonic

Listen in as editors Guy Norris and Joe Anselmo discuss how the project to develop the 21st Century’s first civil supersonic airliner is moving forward and have their questions answered by Boom Supersonic CEO Blake Scholl.

Jun 25, 2020
Hypersonics: Where the Technology is and Where it is Going

From a competition among the world’s militaries to create weapons that can hit targets 1,000 mi. away within minutes, to innovations that could enable rapid civilian travel from New York to Hong Kong and multi-stage access to space, the pursuit of hypersonic technologies are pushing the limits of national budgets and the laws of physics.

Jun 18, 2020
Hypersonics: Where the Technology is and Where it is Going

From a competition among the world’s militaries to create weapons that can hit targets 1,000 mi. away within minutes, to innovations that could enable rapid civilian travel from New York to Hong Kong and multi-stage access to space, the pursuit of hypersonic technologies are pushing the limits of national budgets and the laws of physics.

Jun 18, 2020
Why Did Mitsubishi Furlough the SpaceJet?

The drive to develop Japan’s first commercial aircraft since 1974 hits another stumbling block as flight tests are halted and production is shut down. Aviation Week editors discuss whether the regional jet program will survive—and whether its troubles will benefit Embraer.

Jun 11, 2020
Is It Safe To Fly?

An ICAO task force has released recommendations on how to minimize COVID-19 risks on airplanes and in airports. Will it be enough to convince nervous travelers to fly again? Listen in as Aviation Week’s editors delve into the details.

Jun 04, 2020
SpaceX COO On Prospects For Starship Launcher

With preparations for SpaceX’s first human spaceflight drawing to a close, the company's president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell talks with Aviation Week & Space Technology space editor Irene Klotz about lessons learned for Starship and plans for the rollout of Starlink.

May 27, 2020
Elon Musk Interview

In an exclusive interview with Aviation Week Space Editor Irene Klotz, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk discusses the riskiest part of the upcoming NASA Commercial Crew Demo-2 launch, the need to further reduce launch costs and the prospects for the Starlink internet service project.

May 26, 2020
Why Bombers Are Back

The U.S. Air Force, in the midst of modernizing its bomber fleet, launched a competition on May 19 for 608 engines to keep the B-52 Stratofortress in business beyond 2030. Aviation Week editors Jen DiMascio, Steve Trimble and Guy Norris discuss the competition and what's driving the global resurgence in platforms with firepower.

May 22, 2020
What A&D Companies Should Invest In After COVID-19

Companies across the board are slashing costs, preserving cash, and trying to adjust to a new normal after the novel coronavirus throttled down business prospects. But there is one area they are sure to spend even more money on in the coming years as industry regroups after COVID-19. Listen in as Aviation Week and Accenture discuss what to watch for in technology investments.

May 15, 2020
FedEx Operations During COVID-19

Dave Lange of FedEx Express talks with Lee Ann Shay about changes in cargo operations, including flying international charter relief missions, during the pandemic.

May 11, 2020
International Fighter Competitions

On the heels of Germany’s proposal to purchase both Eurofighter Typhoons and Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets, Aviation Week editors Jen DiMascio, Tony Osborne and Steve Trimble discuss ongoing fighter competitions around the world, highlighting one of the most dynamic markets in aerospace.

May 07, 2020
Why Was Embraer Left At The Altar?

Teal Group analyst Richard Aboulafia joins Aviation Week editors Joe Anselmo, Jens Flottau and Michael Bruno on Check 6 to discuss the sudden collapse of the $4.2 billion tie-up and its implications for both companies—and for Airbus.

Apr 30, 2020
Three Scenarios for Aviation After COVID-19

Practically everyone in commercial aerospace is scrambling to figure out how deeply, and for how long, COVID-19 will affect the industry. 

Two longtime aerospace experts from consultancy Roland Berger, Manfred Hader and Robert Thomson, join Aviation Week senior business editor Michael Bruno on Check 6 to discuss what may occur. 

They offer three scenarios and further insight into how the coronavirus will upend the airliner world. The takeaway: while it will be years before normal returns, the better question is what does normal look like?

Apr 21, 2020
Dragon Lady Heading Into the Future After Six Decades

With Lockheed Martin’s U-2S poised for a comprehensive avionics upgrade that will position the spy plane at the heart of the U.S. Air Force’s ambitious next-generation airborne battle management plan, Aviation Week senior editor Guy Norris and defense editor Steve Trimble join executive editor Graham Warwick on Check 6 to discuss what appears to be a new lease of life for the famed Dragon Lady.

You can read Guy's cover story on the U-2S in Aviation Week & Space Technology here.

Apr 17, 2020
How the A&D Supply Chain Is Coping With COVID-19

Airbus has slashed near-term airliner production, and Boeing’s cuts could be worse. Air traffic has collapsed, and fewer aircraft will need to be repaired. Meanwhile, factories everywhere face the dilemma of how to stay in operation with worker absences as high as 50%. Listen in as Vivek Saxena, managing director of Advisory Aerospace, speaks with Aviation Week editors Sean Broderick and Michael Bruno about how the supply chain is coping with COVID-19.

Apr 09, 2020
AAR Positioning for Post-COVID-19

John Holmes, president and CEO of AAR Corp., joined the company right before 9/11 and has seen it weather turbulent economic storms. He speaks with Lee Ann Shay, Aviation Week’s chief editor MRO, about how the company is preparing itself for the post COVID-19 crisis.

Apr 02, 2020
What COVID-19 Portends for Defense, Now and in the Future

Will the coronavirus pandemic completely change how the defense budget is prioritized nationally? Steve Grundman, principal of Grundman Advisory, joins Aviation Week editors.

Mar 24, 2020
Harrier 809

As society is consumed by the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, this week we bring you something completely different. 

Ahead of the launch of his new book Harrier 809, aviation author and historian Rowland White joins Aviation Week’s London Bureau Chief Tony Osborne on Check 6 to discuss the story of Britain’s legendary jump jet and its role in the Falklands War.

Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus And Other Black Swans

As COVID-19 coronavirus panic reaches the U.S., aviation has yet another crisis on its hands.
Listen in as Aerodynamic Advisory's Kevin Michaels and Teal Group's Richard Aboulafia join Aviation Week editors to discuss the perfect storm that has hit the industry—and what’s coming next.

Mar 11, 2020
The End of the Fighter Era?

SpaceX’s Elon Musk may have stunned the Air Force Association with his statement that the time for manned fighter aircraft has passed. Aviation Week editors explain why that was shocking – and why it wasn’t.

Mar 06, 2020
How will the MAX change aircraft certification?

Some lawmakers think the FAA’s certification process is broken. Are they right? Listen as Aviation Week’s safety and technology editors weigh in.

Feb 28, 2020
What’s Next for Bombardier?

Its decision to shed commercial aviation and rail divisions may not be enough, given the crowded business aviation market.

Feb 21, 2020
Singapore Airshow—Major Highs and Lows

This year’s Singapore Airshow, overshadowed by coronavirus, had fewer attendees and exhibitors. But the show wasn’t devoid of news—including a possible major development from Boeing. Listen in as our team discusses.

Feb 12, 2020
Embrace Automation Aviation Aftermarket

The aviation aftermarket still uses as lot of paper—but that is not going to be the case forever. In this fragmented, global industry where the same companies can compete and cooperate, figuring out how to share and leverage data and technologies within a shared ecosystem is key. Aviation Week Chief Editor MRO Lee Ann Shay talks with Accenture Global A&D Lead John Schmidt and A&D Aftermarket Lead Jon Baker about this and how technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality are already making an impact on MRO—from optimizing inventory and maintenance planning to improving customer service on a technical level.

Feb 06, 2020
Rotor Focus

Senior editor Guy Norris and London bureau chief Tony Osborne are joined by Vertical Flight Society executive director Michael Hirschberg as they review a busy Heli-Expo 2020 in Anaheim, California.

Feb 03, 2020
Reset at Boeing

As the 777X makes its first flight, Boeing pulls back on the NMA and announces its first annual loss in a generation. Aviation Week's editors discuss the implications. 

Jan 30, 2020
Sustainable SuperSonics?

A new era of high speed civil flight is beckoning but are commercial supersonic or even hypersonic aircraft justifiable amid rising concerns over aviation’s environmental impact? Guy Norris and Graham Warwick discuss this and other topics from AIAA’s annual SciTech forum where the global challenge of achieving sustainable aviation took center stage.

Jan 22, 2020
Podcast: What Happened in Iran?

Aviation Week editors discuss how the Ukraine International Airlines flight found itself in the path of a SA-15 and what can be done to prevent future tragedies.

Jan 14, 2020
Fast Five: Kurt Robinson, Robinson Helicopter

Kurt Robinson of Robinson Helicopter Co., discusses the momentum toward urban air mobility, single pilot IFR and electrification of aviation with Bill Garvey, editor-in-chief of Business & Commercial Aviation magazine.

Jan 14, 2020
Airlines and Climate Change

Airlines For America’s Nancy Young says the industry is making huge strides in making aviation cleaner. Is it enough? Listen in – and then you decide.

Jan 10, 2020
MAX Production Halt: Why, And What's Next?

What is known and not known about the coming production halt to the Boeing 737 MAX? Could Boeing and its suppliers take a hit?

Dec 19, 2019
The Art of Forecasting

IATA is forecasting higher profits for the airline industry in 2020. But it had to revise its 2019 forecast down twice, and there is a large degree of uncertainty going into 2020, including trade tensions that continue to weigh heavily on airlines. The timing of the return of the Boeing 737 MAX is also adding uncertainty to airline planning and the capacity outlook. Aviation Week Network Executive Editor for Commercial Aviation Jens Flottau discusses the issues with Air Transport World Editor-In-Chief Karen Walker and Aviation Week Regulatory Reporter Ben Goldstein.

Dec 13, 2019
A Peek at Aviation’s Future 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President Barry Butler discusses innovation and the red-hot jobs market with our visiting editors. 

Dec 06, 2019
Fast Five: Lance Toland, Associates Aviation Insurance

William Garvey, Editor-in-Chief of Business & Commercial Aviation, speaks to Lance Toland of Associates Aviation Insurance about current trends in aviation insurance, especially with single pilot aircraft.

Dec 02, 2019
The Four-Way Race to Send the U.S. Air Force to Space

Aviation Week editors discuss how a government watchdog has changed the military’s effort to choose two launch providers from a field of Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance.

Nov 27, 2019
Dubai Air Show: A Tail Of Two Shows For Boeing

While the first new orders for the 737 MAX are now coming in, Boeing also lost a competition for the KC-46 against the Airbus A330-based MRTT. Meanwhile, while Airbus scored a big A350 win with Emirates, Boeing is still negotiating with the airline. Listen in as our editors discuss the key highs and lows from day three of the 2019 Dubai Air Show.  

Nov 19, 2019
Multibillion Dollar Orders Return To Dubai

After a lacklustre first day at the Dubai Airshow, the multi-billion dollar orders for commercial jets the show is famous for have finally begun rolling in. Plus, find out more about Russian Helicopters’ new light helicopter and the new marketing name for the Boeing-Embraer KC-390 airlifter. Listen in as our editors discuss the day’s events.

Nov 18, 2019
Podcast: Dubai 2019 - Reflecting On How The Aviation Landscape Is Evolving

Commercial and defense announcements show how priorities and business are changing, Aviation Week editors conclude. Listen in as they discuss the news emerging at the Dubai Air Show and what it all means.

Nov 17, 2019
Challenges for Southwest, SpaceX and C4ISR

It’s been a busy week in aviation and aerospace as Southwest Airlines rethinks the future of its Boeing 737 fleet, SpaceX launches dozens of satellites, and L-3’s co-founder makes a C4ISR play.

Nov 14, 2019
Fast Five: David Horton, President of Schweizer RSG

David Horton began working on the Schweizer acquisition from Lockheed Martin in 2017. His private goal? Earning a rotary-wing rating. Listen in as William Garvey, editor-in-chief of BCA, discusses the process and the plans with Horton.

Nov 11, 2019
Let’s Make a Deal

Our editors take the pulse of the industry at Aviation Week’s Mergers and Acquisitions Conference

Nov 08, 2019
Podcast: Boeing On The Hot Seat

Aviation Week editors discuss Dennis Muilenburg’s performance before Congress and what Europe’s top aviation regulator says about the Max returning to flight.

Nov 01, 2019
Is BizAv Entering The Third Age Of Aviation?

The biggest noise at this year’s NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas came from Gulfstream with the unveiling of its new $75 million G700. But the topic of how the industry can become more sustainable is becoming louder. And with electric aircraft entering the mix, where is the industry heading next? Listen in as our editors discuss.

Oct 25, 2019
A Stealth Surprise: RQ-180 Goes Operational

Nearly years after Aviation Week confirmed the existence of the stealthy RQ-180, new reporting suggests the Northrop Grumman high-altitude unmanned aircraft system has a new home base in California and has been ready to fly operational missions since at least 2017. Aviation Week editors Guy Norris, Steve Trimble, and Graham Warwick discuss the details of the latest story, along with some of the implications the reporting poses for the acquisition and operational communities. 

Oct 24, 2019
Commercial Aerospace Business Forecast: Down but Not Out

The Boeing 737 MAX fiasco has become a punch to the gut for the commercial aerospace market this year, and when combined with China and European trade wars and tariffs, the sector will emerge bruised and scratched. But longer term, advisers still see growth and exciting changes as new technologies alter everything from how aircraft fly to how companies make money. Aviation Week Senior Business Editor Michael Bruno talks with Accenture Global A&D Lead John Schmidt and North American A&D Lead Brian Legan.

Oct 15, 2019
Podcast: A big lift for Army aviation?

As the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting set to begin on Oct. 14 in Washington DC, the service’s leadership has embarked on the most ambitious modernization agenda for the aviation branch in over 40 years. Within a decade, the Army hopes to field a new attack reconnaissance aircraft and a long range assault aircraft with greater speed, range and payload than anything it operates today. Aviation Week editors Lee Hudson, Steve Trimble and Graham Warwick look at the current state of two competitive prototyping programs now underway, and raise questions about the affordability and benefits of the Army’s goals.

Oct 14, 2019
Sustainability And Speed ‘Downunder’

Are these seemingly mutually exclusive goals attainable in an increasingly environmentally concerned world? It was on the agenda at the International Society for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE) conference in Canberra, Australia, from where senior editor Guy Norris discusses everything from biofuels and more electric aviation to hypersonics and long range commercial operations with the Society’s Prof. Ric Parker and Prof. Andrew Neely.

Oct 03, 2019
Podcast: U.S. and Europe Nearing Aerospace Trade War

Aviation Week Executive Editor Jens Flottau and Senior Business Editor Michael Bruno explain how Europe and the U.S. find themselves on the precipice of a ruling that could prevent U.S. airlines from taking delivery of Airbus aircraft and European airlines from accepting Boeing ones.

Sep 26, 2019
A New Century Series For the Air Force?

In an exclusive interview, Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper lays out a plan for a new way to make a “century series” of aircraft. Aviation Week editors Steve Trimble, Lee Hudson and Jen DiMascio process what that might mean for the military and current manufacturing base.

Sep 20, 2019
Podcast: Why the U.S. Military Can’t Go It Alone

Pentagon veteran Steve Grundman joins Aviation Week editors to discuss the state of U.S. cooperation with military allies

Sep 13, 2019
Can the Aerospace Industry Shake its White, Male Image?

Aerospace and defense companies increasingly recognize that adding a more diverse workforce can help it become more competitive globally, but this year’s workforce study by Aviation Week, in partnership with AIA and AIAA points to the fact that there is more work to be done.

Sep 05, 2019