AvTalk Episode 254: The bolts, they are missing
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2w ago
On this episode of AvTalk, we review the NTSB’s preliminary report on Alaska Airlines flight 1282, fresh quality issues affecting some 737 MAX, and Finnair gets out the scales to weigh some of its passengers. AS1282 preliminary report The NTSB released its preliminary report on Alaska Airlines flight 1282 this week. Plain and simple, the evidence indicates that the bolts that supposed to hold the exit door plug in place just weren’t there. Download the report here to follow along with our discussion. The rest of the show Elsewhere, EgyptAir is returning its entire A220 fleet, Avion Express goe ..read more
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AvTalk Episode 253: Time traveling with Taylor Swift and turtles
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2w ago
On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back The Air Current’s founder and editor Jon Ostrower to pull back from Boeing’s immediate crisis and take stock of the state of the company. We look at the challenges facing Boeing, including regaining the trust of its regulator, certifying and delivering a slate of long-delayed aircraft, and eventually needing to design and build a brand new aircraft. It’s also fitting that Ostrower joins the show this week, because we borrow his phrase, “there’s always an aviation angle,” to discuss the much anticipated flight of Taylor Swift from Tokyo to watch t ..read more
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AvTalk Episode 252: Let’s inspect more 737s
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3w ago
On this week’s episode of AvTalk, a bit of a different kind of episode to start. And then its onto more Boeing 737 inspections, angry airlines, and a perfectly executed emergency landing. This episode of AvTalk was recorded on Tuesday, 23 January 2024. More inspections and angry airlines The FAA expands inspection recommendations to include the 737-900ER. This affects Alaska, Delta, and United for the most part. And for its part, United Airlines is not happy with Boeing in the least. United CEO Scott Kirby said earlier this week that the 737-9 MAX grounding is the “straw that broke the camel’s ..read more
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AvTalk Episode 251: 737-9 MAX inspections and investigations
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On this episode of AvTalk, we take a deep look at the actions by the FAA, airlines, and Boeing in the wake of the accident involving Alaska Airlines flight 1282. Working through the time line of statements, regulatory actions, and investigations we build a picture of what’s happened so far and what the next steps will be. We also discuss the ruling this week by a federal judge preventing the merger of JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines. From Les Misérables quotes to an almost poetic invocation to Sprit’s customers, we break down the judges decision and how JetBlue and Spirit might move forwar ..read more
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AvTalk Episode 250: Alaska Airlines flight 1282
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On this episode of AvTalk, Ian and Jason are joined by Nomadic Aviation Group’s Steve Giordano to discuss the Alaska Airlines flight 1282 accident. We break down what we know so far about the explosive departure from the aircraft of the mid-cabin exit door plug, how the 737-9 MAX fleet has been affected, and we close with a discussion about where Boeing goes from here. Associated reading Below are a collection of links that are helpful to have available when listening to this episode: Alaska Airlines flight 1282 ADS-B Data and 737-9 MAX grounding timeline 737-9 MAX fleet list—which aircraft h ..read more
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AvTalk Episode 249: Japan Airlines flight 516
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1M ago
On this episode of AvTalk, we explore what we know so far about the collision between Japan Airlines flight JL516 and a Japan Coast Guard aircraft in Tokyo on 2 January. We spend time laying out the facts we know so far and then work through some of the areas of focus for investigators as the begin the task of understanding what happened and why. Companion reading for this episode Flightradar24 data and other information regarding the crash Aviation Week article with a good discussion on carbon fibre and fire resistance Also on this week’s episode Investigators release their final report on ..read more
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AvTalk Episode 248: Our favorite conversations of 2023
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1M ago
As we close out the year we look back on our a few of our favorite AvTalk conversations from 2023. There were many great ones to choose from, so visit our archive to hear them all. We’ve picked out a pair that were crowd favorites. First up we have our conversation with former National Transportation Safety Board Chair Robert Sumwalt. We spoke with Sumwalt on episode 216 as he prepared to participate in the FAA’s Independent Safety Review Team over the summer. The review team’s report came out just a few weeks ago and you can read the full report here. And we close the year with the conversati ..read more
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AvTalk Episode 247: He’s a stowaway!
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2M ago
On this episode of AvTalk, we scratch our heads trying to figure out the story of a stowaway who managed to make it from Copenhagen to Los Angeles aboard an SAS flight. Stopped by a US customs officer, the man had Russian and Israeli identity documents, but no passport. And he could not tell the officers how he ended up on the airplane from Copenhagen. You can read the full indictment here. Also this week, Southwest Airlines is fined more than any other airline in history—but the actual money paid will be far lower than the top line figure. And Turkish Airlines finally, finally places its long ..read more
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AvTalk Episode 246: Getting goosed
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2M ago
On this episode of AvTalk, Jason is still alive, Ian makes his way home from Sweden, passengers on a Delta flight are waylaid in Goose Bay, and Boeing picks a Pope. Ian and Jason are back in action this week with all the week’s aviation news and some insights into 2023 and a brief look ahead to the coming year. Thank you for listening! Thank you so much for listening to AvTalk! Like the podcast? Have suggestions for future shows? Let us know by leaving a review on iTunes. Reviews on iTunes not only help us make a better show, they help more people find the podcast! Want to send us additional f ..read more
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AvTalk Episode 245: Alaska says Aloha
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2M ago
On this week’s episode of AvTalk, Gabriel Leigh joins Ian in Stockholm to discuss his travels for the Flightradar24 YouTube channel, including a very exciting trip coming up in January. And we speak with Ned Russell, airlines editor at Skift about Alaska Airlines’ proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Hawaiian Airlines. We dig in to the structure of the deal, why it makes sense, and what the US government might have to say about the merger. Thank you for listening! Thank you so much for listening to AvTalk! Like the podcast? Have suggestions for future shows? Let us know by leaving a review on ..read more
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