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  • May 22, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: Top Performing Airlines of 2015

    Who are the top performing airlines of 2015? Based on our study, it may not be the size of the company, but how well the business is run....More
  • May 15, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: How Big An Impact Do Crashes Have On Aircraft Programs? 6

    In the wake of the Airbus A400M crash, London Bureau Chief Tony Osborne, Military Editor Bill Sweetman and Executive Editor James R. Asker discus the effect of crashes and incidents on early aircraft programs. Among the aircraft discussed are DC-10, A320, A380, F-16, V-22, XB-70, Dark Star and several airships....More
  • May 8, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: Shakeup in the Global Fighter Market 1

    Aviation Week defense editors on the recent success of Dassault’s Rafale and Saab’s Gripen fighters and what that means for the rest of the market. Will it spell doom for the Eurofighter Typhoon? Does Boeing’s F-18 have a shot at more orders in Kuwait. And a peek at the upcoming competition for a Turkish fighter....More
  • May 1, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: The Rise of the Civilian UAV Industry

    Until now, the military has driven development of unmanned aerial vehicles. But the U.S. Navy X-47B’s recent aerial refueling demonstration could be a transition point for the fledgling industry, in which commercial players are increasingly pushing the technical edge....More
  • Apr 23, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: Brewing Crisis in the Baltic

    As NATO and Russia are stepping up air patrols in and around Eastern Europe – including an increasing amount of flights with transponders turned off – aviation safety officials are scrambling to keep the skies safe for commercial airlines....More
  • Apr 16, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: India’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Surprise

    India hit the reset button on stalled contract talks with Dassault, opting for a government-to-government sale of 36 Rafale fighters. Our editors discuss what the deal means for India, Dassault and future combat aircraft competitions....More
  • Apr 10, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: Space Symposium Outlook

    Ahead of next week's Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, our editors discuss the latest on an American-built engine to send U.S. national security assets to space, competition between ULA and Space X, the state of U.S.-Russian relations and more....More
  • Apr 3, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: Inside Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan Development

    This week's Check 6 podcast comes to you from Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn. Editors Joe Anselmo and Guy Norris sat down with Greg Gernhardt, the president of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, to talk about the company’s geared turbofan engine and its battle for market share with the CFM LEAP-X....More
  • Mar 27, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: How Do We Keep Pilots From Crashing Planes? 3

    Aviation has become technically safer and safer. Is it now time to address the pilot as a safety concern?...More
  • Mar 20, 2015
    Commentary
    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Podcast: Space Industry At An Inflection Point 1

    Aviation Week editors discuss how private sector money and technological advances are revolutionizing space telecom....More
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May 18, 2015
Article

Fire In the Cabin 2

While installing a fireplace in a cabin clearly would be a bad idea, Lufthansa Technik develops a technology that uses illuminated water mist with an image of burning wood to create a fireplace for VIP aircraft....More
May 15, 2015
blog

Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

Construction of Cardington’s Number 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Construction of Cardington’s No. 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Short Brothers was awarded an Admiralty contract for the development of dirigible airships....More
May 11, 2015
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NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

China last year accelerated its plans to “reclaim” areas like the Spratly Islands, and the Asian giant is banking on its coast guard to protect its disputed maritime stakes in the region, according to the Pentagon....More
May 10, 2015
Article

Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800

Ethiopian Airlines' fleet renewal and growth continued this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 from Seattle. Routing through Washington-Dulles and then Dublin, Ireland, the latest 737NG is Ethiopian's 16th. Since 2010, the East African carrier has taken delivery of 25 Boeing 737/777/787s as well as 13 Bombardier DHC8-Q400 regional turbo aircraft. One of the fastest-growing and most modern of African airlines, Ethiopian also has a burgeoning MRO business....More
May 7, 2015
blog

Vantage Searches For An Advantage 3

It's easy to see why the composite machine turns heads; it sits high on a fighter-jet type landing gear, has a spaceship-like cockpit and those forward-swept wings, which beyond looking awesome, allow for a larger cabin as the main structure for the wings can be behind the seating area....More

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