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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
Farewell MD-11 As Cargo Market Moves On

Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss the McDonnell Douglas MD-11’s legacy after news that FedEx and UPS have both announced plans to retire the trijet.

Mar 31, 2023
The Outlook With PwC: Hot Spots For Aerospace Manufacturing

Listen in as PwC’s Scott Thompson breaks down the key themes driving the firm’s latest regional rankings.

Explore PwC's 2022 Aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings.

Mar 27, 2023
Hydrogen Hype?

Aviation Week editors are joined by special guest Martha Neubauer, a senior associate at AeroDynamic Advisory, to discuss the complex path to hydrogen propulsion and why air travel will get more expensive.

Mar 23, 2023
Where Was AAM? The Future Of Vertical Flight

Rotorcraft are ripe for disruption, but eVTOL makers were largely absent at signature industry show Heli-Expo.

Listen in as Aviation Week's Joe Anselmo, Guy Norris and Tony Osborne discuss the key themes coming out of the show.

Mar 15, 2023
Australia's Avalon Airshow—Building a Sovereign Munitions Capability

Australia is on the verge of releasing its Defense Strategic Review, which will chart a course for the nation's future military expansion as it seeks to fend off the widening influence of China and build its military industrial capabilities.

Listen in as Aviation Week's Steve Trimble and Chen Chuanren discuss the newest developments from the 2023 Avalon Airshow, Australia's largest airshow to date.

Mar 07, 2023
Why Big Planes Are Big Business

Airbus and Boeing Will Be Building a lot more A350s, A330s, 787s and 777s in the coming years. Wall Street analyst Rob Spingarn, Managing Director at Melius Research, joins the podcast to explain why.

Mar 01, 2023
Will India Be Aviation’s Next China?

Aviation Week’s team discusses Air India’s massive aircraft order and defense highlights from Aero India.

Feb 23, 2023
U.S. Air Force Poised For Modernization Revamp

Autonomous fighters, adaptive engines, powerful surveillance satellites and a new generation of airlifters and tankers are among the next wave of modernization priorities set to be unveiled in the next U.S. Air Force budget request.

Aviation Week editors Steve Trimble and Brian Everstine discussed all of the possible options with J.J. Gertler, who co-hosts the Defense & Aerospace Report Air Power Podcast.

Feb 15, 2023
Hot Air Or High Tech? China’s Spy Balloon

Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss a week of high drama, including the shootdown of China's balloon and the future of high-altitude surveillance platforms.

Feb 10, 2023
Can Aviation Suppliers Catch Up?

Listen in as business editor Michael Bruno and analysts Richard Aboulafia and Rob Epstein discuss aerospace's big problem.

They sat down after the Aviation Week A&D Supply Chain conference in Beverly Hills, California, which brings together aerospace and defense supply chain leaders.

Feb 02, 2023
End Of The Line For Boeing’s 747

Listen in as Aviation Week editors reflect on the 747's beginning and its legacy.

Head over to AviationWeek.com to read How Boeing’s 747 Revolutionized Air Travel

Jan 26, 2023
The F-35 Under Pressure

Lockheed Martin's premier combat aircraft is an essential part of the aerospace industry, infusing the economy with billions of dollars each year. The U.S. has a deal for three more years of production but will face continued challenges with international sales and technical upgrades.

Michael Cisek, a senior advisor at AeroDynamic Advisory, joins Aviation Week's Jen DiMascio and Steve Trimble to discuss the program's future.

Jan 20, 2023
Have Airbus And Boeing Turned The Corner On Production?

December delivery figures suggest the airplane manufacturers’ supply chain, quality and labor problems might be easing. Listen to our team break down the numbers.

Aviation Week Network’s A&D SupplyChain conference takes place in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 31-Feb. 1. Find out more and register here.

Jan 12, 2023
Will M&A Heat Up in 2023?

Dealmaking slowed down in the second half of 2022, but the year ended with a bang. John Stack, Canaccord Genuity's head of U.S. aerospace and defense investment banking at in New York, joins Aviation Week's Joe Anselmo and Michael Bruno to share his insights.

The 5th annual Aviation Week Network’s A&D Mergers and Acquisitions conference takes place in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 30. Find out more and register here.

Jan 06, 2023
Boom Or Bust?

Listen in as Aviation Week editors Guy Norris, Steve Trimble and Graham Warwick discuss—and sometimes debate—whether Boom’s new supersonic engine plan is for real. Read Guy's story here.

Dec 21, 2022
Why Embraer Is Putting Its Turboprop On Ice

Is propulsion falling behind airframers’ ambitions? Listen in as our editors break it down.

Dec 14, 2022
Check 6 With KPMG: Why Aerospace Is Having Trouble Hiring

There are five generations working in aerospace, but the largest continues to exit en masse. New workers have new demands and expectations. Can aerospace companies meet them? KPMG reports on its survey findings in this sponsored podcast.

Dec 12, 2022
Recapping B-21 Rollout, V-280 Contract Win

Two of the biggest events of the year for military aviation happened on sequential business days between Dec. 2-5. Aviation Week editors Steve Trimble, Brian Everstine and Graham Warwick discuss how both events went down and what they mean for the future of military aviation.

Dec 07, 2022
A Guide To The B-21 Rollout

On Dec. 2, the U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman will roll out the service’s first new stealth bomber in more than three decades. Aviation Week defense editors discuss what details they are hoping to see and what is likely to come next for the B-21 Raider.

Nov 29, 2022
The Outlook with PwC: Workforce Transformation

Amidst economic uncertainty, addressing talent considerations is crucial. Listen in as PwC's Justin Hall and Yasi Akbari discuss aerospace and defense talent outlook and opportunities.

Nov 21, 2022
Archer Races Midnight Air Taxi Toward Production

California’s Archer Aviation has just unveiled its four-passenger production air taxi, the Midnight. The company claims it will be first to gain FAA certification and has announced manufacturing plans and supply chain selections.

Aviation Week editors Carole Hedden, Garrett Reim and Graham Warwick discuss the shifting competitive dynamics in the nascent advanced air mobility market where three rival OEMs with differing approaches push toward FAA certification and operation. 

Nov 17, 2022
Boeing’s Latest NMA Plan—No More Aircraft

Aviation Week editors are skeptical of CEO Dave Calhoun’s new commercial airliner timeline. Joe Anselmo is joined by Michael Bruno, Jens Flottau and Guy Norris to discuss.

Read Guy's article here, no sign-up required.

Nov 10, 2022
Can The Defense Industry Cope With Inflation?

The industry is looking to digitalization to offset higher prices and workforce challenges.

Aviation Week’s Jen DiMascio, Carole Hedden and Steve Trimble are joined by Capital Alpha Partners’ Byron Callan at the A&D Programs Conference.

Nov 04, 2022
Remembering U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

Former Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper shares some of his memories about the former Defense Secretary, who knew science, technology and the politics of the Pentagon to tackle its toughest challenges.

Oct 28, 2022
Check 6 With Accenture: Commercial Aerospace Still Optimistic But Reorganizing

The majority of industry executives surveyed in Accenture’s latest Commercial Aerospace Insight Report remain cautiously optimistic about the market’s growth potential in the near and midterm.

The outlook remains positive despite growing frustrations over inflation, workforce availability and other challenges buffeting the sector. Interestingly, an overwhelming portion of industry expects to reorganize or roll out new business operating models in the coming months and years to adapt and thrive under post-pandemic conditions.

Listen in as Aviation Week talks with Accenture aerospace and defense leaders about what companies are doing and why they remain upbeat about the sector’s future.

Oct 21, 2022
NBAA Analysis: Will Hot Bizav Market Continue?

Aviation Week Network editors at the NBAA-BACE 2022 discuss market outlook, technology, SAF and more.

Oct 19, 2022
Power Progress—New Engine Technologies Update

Pushed by the drive for sustainability, novel propulsion systems that until relatively recently seemed years away are quickly coming into focus.

Organizers of the 25th International Society for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE) conference discuss some of the fast-emerging technologies.

Oct 13, 2022
The Outlook With PwC: Affordability In Defense Aviation

In this episode of 'The Outlook with PwC" we discuss affordability in A&D. Specifically, what companies can do to navigate today's constrained budgetary environment, customer expectations, and supply base dynamics to deliver on cost-efficient and mission capable defense aircraft.

Oct 11, 2022
Unveiling The New National Air And Space Museum

On Oct. 14, eight renovated galleries of the museum in Washington, D.C., will reopen to the public. Chris Browne, John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, reveals hints about some of the new installations and his favorite artifacts.

Click here to view images of the new galleries.

Oct 06, 2022
Applying Artificial Intelligence To Autonomous Aircraft

The U.S. military services are looking for a range of autonomous aircraft – from expensive high-end aircraft to less costly lower end systems. Aviation Week editors discuss what industry is offering, particularly for mid-range attritable systems, and some of the complications involved with cultivating the new technology.

Sep 30, 2022
Believe It Or Not, Widebodies Are Back

Nobody wanted a twin-aisle. Now there may not be enough of them. Listen in to find out why.

Sep 23, 2022
Chasing Hydrogen Leaks

Mike Leinbach, the final NASA Space Shuttle Launch Director, shares his thoughts about the finicky fuel and how the Artemis team is managing with the Space Launch System.

Sep 14, 2022
The Price of Sustainability

As the aerospace industry gathers in Montreal, the challenges of getting to net-zero are laid bare.

Sep 09, 2022
Boeing 737 MAX Changes—A Complicated Matter

More details have recently emerged about changes Boeing is implementing in the 737-10 cockpit. But the looming certification deadline not only threatens the -7 and -10 variants. It also raises the question whether and how Boeing can introduce future modifications or even derivatives should the U.S. Congress decide in favor of an extended certification timeline for the latest MAX models.

Aviation Week editors Jens Flottau, Guy Norris and Sean Broderick discuss scenarios and future challenges.

Sep 02, 2022
What’s Disrupting Aerospace Programs—Inflation, Lead Times And Workplace Envy

Program managers are in the middle of the maelstrom. From historic inflation, to disrupted supply chains, to soothing bifurcated workforces where some employees get a choice of where and how they do their jobs, aerospace program managers are wrestling with issues many have never dealt with in their careers.

Not surprisingly, the profession of program management is going through another round of education, from program managers themselves to senior executives who choose and groom them. Aviation Week editors discuss what they heard at the 2022 Program Excellence Evaluation Team meeting in August.

Aug 26, 2022
American Airlines Goes Supersonic

Nearly two decades after the Concorde was retired, is the rival of supersonic air travel for real?

Aug 18, 2022
Clearing The Way For A 787 Rebound

FAA okay to re-start 787 deliveries ends a long saga, but now Boeing has a new problem to worry about. Listen in as our specialists break down the situation—and the numbers.

Aug 05, 2022
The Outlook With PwC: Aviation Roars Back

Supply chain and sustainability challenges are real, but the industry’s long-term outlook is robust. Listen in as PwC’s Scott Thompson looks beyond the headlines in this sponsored podcast.

Aug 02, 2022
South Korean Defense Industry Arrives

South Korea’s aspirations for building an aerospace and defense industry are gaining validation, with Poland’s announced intent to buy FA-50 light combat aircraft and the first flight of Korea Aerospace Industries’ KF-21 fighter.

Jul 29, 2022
Reading The Commercial Tea Leaves At Farnborough

No blockbusters but lots to talk about. Listen in to what our editors saw at Farnborough Airshow.

Jul 20, 2022
Defense At Farnborough

On a day of big announcements, Aviation Week editors discuss the latest developments in defense at Farnborough Airshow 2022.

Jul 18, 2022
On Point With The CEOs Of Airbus And Boeing

Step behind the scenes with Aviation Week editors to hear about their sit downs with Guillaume Faury and David Calhoun prior to Farnborough Airshow.

Jul 17, 2022
Check 6 With Accenture: Stories To Watch At Farnborough

On the eve of the first Farnborough in four years, two leaders from Accenture zero in on key themes at this year’s air show.

Jul 15, 2022
Inside NASA’s Sustainable Flight Plan

As NASA invites bids to build and fly its Sustainable Flight Demonstrator, technology editor Graham Warwick and senior editor Guy Norris hear how this aircraft will differ from the agency’s prior X-planes. They talked to Rich Wahls, NASA’s newly appointed Sustainable Flight National Partnership mission integration manager at the AIAA Aviation 2022 conference in Chicago.

Jul 11, 2022
Engines Shortfall Holds Back Airbus And Boeing

The aircraft manufacturers are short hundreds of engines as suppliers can’t keep pace with demand to build and maintain airplanes. Listen in as we break down the latest supply chain meltdown.

Jul 08, 2022
Insights From NASA’s Former Deputy Director

Lori Garver, out with a new book, Escaping Gravity, talks to Aviation Week editors about how the space industry ushered in a new era of private spaceflight, how to work around bureaucratic obstacles and her thoughts on increasing diversity in the aerospace workforce.

Jul 01, 2022
Europe's Changed Defense Policy

The Berlin Airshow takes place after a four year break. Increased defense spending and new technologies are the main topics, Aviation Week editors Tony Osborne, Thierry Dubois and Jens Flottau discovered.

Jun 24, 2022
AAM, New Space Face Financial Wilderness

For new space and advanced air mobility startups, the past two years have been a heady experience of investment, mergers with special purpose acquisition companies and high-risk plays into segments of the aerospace and defense industry that were mere dreams a decade ago.

In this week’s Check 6 podcast, Aviation Week veterans Carole Hedden, Michael Bruno and Graham Warwick look at what has worked to the benefit of these startups and what they face moving forward … in an economy that sees rising interest rates, higher risk, and more careful use of the cash available.

Jun 16, 2022
What Next For Boeing?

Boeing’s space business notches a win, but many questions remain about the company’s long-term future. Listen in as analysts Byron Callan and Ron Epstein join Aviation Week's Joe Anselmo and Michael Bruno.

Jun 06, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick—Spoiler Special

A discussion of the blockbuster movie’s aviation-geek-pleasing details, from the recreation of Lockheed Martin’s SR-72 concept to why Maverick didn’t fly the F-35 and more.

Jun 02, 2022
Can Higher Education Keep Up With Aerospace?

Listen in as the University of Michigan’s aerospace engineering chair and Aviation Week’s Graham Warwick discuss megatrends that are reshaping the industry with host Joe Anselmo.

May 27, 2022
Check 6 With Accenture: The Next World After This: A&D Enters the Metaverse
Your aerospace or defense business is about to enter a whole new world: the metaverse. A mix of the physical and digital realms, the metaverse is an unmapped—but not unknown—territory that looms beyond Industry 4.0. OEMs and Tier 1s already are entering the domain with cloud computing, virtual reality and quantum computing. Where they go, so go suppliers. Join us as Aviation Week talks with Accenture aerospace and defense leaders about how, and specifically when, the A&D sector will migrate and what it means for completing the mission, serving customers and making money.
May 20, 2022
The Future Of Air Assault

The war in Ukraine is revealing the vulnerability of attack helicopters to man-portable air-defense systems. Defense analyst Sash Tusa joins Aviation Week editors to discuss options that the U.S. Army will consider at its EDGE 22 exercise, how manufacturers could protect future rotorcraft and whether those ideas make sense.

May 13, 2022
Airbus Up, Boeing Down And The Diverging Duopoly

First-quarter 2022 financial reports from Airbus and Boeing were snapshots of the different fates the two leading airframers face. Commercial program malaise, defense aircraft charges and growing debt plagued Boeing, while Airbus doubles-down on producing as many as 89 narrowbodies a month, when counting both the A320neo family and A220 programs. 

In this episode of Check 6, Commercial Executive Editor Jens Flottau and Senior Editor Guy Norris speak with Senior Business Editor Michael Bruno about the increasingly diverging paths within the duopoly.

May 06, 2022
A Target on Tactical Aircraft

Aviation Week editors make sense of recommended reductions to the number of F-35 and F-15EX fighters the U.S. Air Force plan to buy in the coming years.

Apr 29, 2022
50 Years Of Innovation

Former Collins Aerospace executive John Borghese joins Aviation Week executive editors Graham Warwick and Carole Hedden to reflect on the last 50 years of innovation in aerospace and look at what is coming down the pipe. They discuss the most significant changes in that half century, as well as what they consider to be the greatest challenges ahead for aerospace.

Apr 22, 2022
Check 6 With Accenture: The New Gameplan for Sustainable Aviation
Like with safety in a previous generation, commercial aviation is going through another existential moment. This time it is about environmental concerns, with sustainability the overarching goal. What lies ahead are opportunities to pick low-hanging fruit but also the need to make controversial culture changes. How does commercial aviation get here?

Aviation Week talks with Accenture aerospace leaders who unveil a new industrywide gameplan.

Apr 15, 2022
Inside Boom Supersonic

As the company readies its flight demonstrator, CEO Blake Scholl explains how he plans to revive supersonic air travel. 

Aviation Week's Joe Anselmo and Guy Norris hear about Boom's sustainability credentials, public acceptance of supersonic and the market appetite for such an aircraft.

Apr 07, 2022
With New Leader, Where Does Boeing Defense Go Now?

Aviation Week editors discuss Ted Colbert's appointment and the challenges he faces as the new head of Boeing's $26 billion defense and space unit.

Apr 01, 2022
The Outlook With PwC: Modernizing Rate Forecasting

Join PwC’s Gregg Pilotte, Mike Stetz, and Jessica Benson on The Outlook. They discuss how A&D companies are modernizing their rate development and forward pricing processes, with a focus on automation and integration with broader planning and forecasting solutions.

Mar 28, 2022
China, Boeing And A Mysterious Crash

Aviation Week editors and guest Richard Aboulafia delve into the implications of this week’s tragic 737-800 crash in China and where the investigation stands.

Mar 24, 2022
Mobilizing Military Aid For The War In Ukraine
In addition to the weapons that NATO is planning to send to Ukraine, in a dramatic role reversal, Russia is appealing to China for help in replenishing its weapons stocks.

Aviation Week editors Jen DiMascio, Steve Trimble and Tony Osborne discuss the flow of materiel on both sides of the wrenching conflict after weeks of fighting.

Mar 16, 2022
Putin’s War And Commercial Aviation

Bank of America’s Ron Epstein joins our experts to assess the industry’s reliance on Russian metals and whether lessors could lose hundreds of aircraft.

Mar 10, 2022
Tier 2 Aerospace Suppliers At Breaking Point
Recorded on the floor at the Aviation Week Commercial Aviation Suppliers Conference in Los Angeles, listen in as Senior Business Editor Michael Bruno talks with Alex Krutz, managing director of Patriot Industrial Partners, about why Tier 2 in the supply chain warrants close scrutiny as a point of concern in coming years.
Mar 04, 2022
Assessing Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
A discussion about the opening days of Russia’s war on its neighbor Ukraine and how that renewed Europe’s focus on defending the continent.
Mar 02, 2022
AAM Skeptic Vs. AAM Booster

Will the AAM market grow to $50 billion a year? Listen as

Richard Aboulafia and Mike Dyment debate the merits, and Aviation Week’s Graham Warwick weighs in with his thoughts.

Feb 23, 2022
Singapore Airshow Special
After jumping through numerous hoops, Aviation Week editors made it to the 2022 edition of the Singapore Airshow. Listen in as they give their takes on the event and discuss the key themes in defense and commercial so far.
Feb 15, 2022
Is Airbus Unstoppable?

Boeing will have to pay a big price if it wants to bring the duopoly back to parity—and suppliers should be worried if it doesn’t.

Feb 11, 2022
The Good, Bad, Ugly And Hopeful Story At Boeing

Amid ugly write downs and program woes, Boeing launches a new freighter, cashes in on an Airbus dispute and places a half-billion-dollar bet on the future. 

Feb 04, 2022
Sizing Up the U.S. Defense Industrial Base
Despite the challenges facing companies supplying the U.S. military, analysts Byron Callan and Steve Grundman see signs of strength and evolution.
Jan 26, 2022
AIAA SciTech Surprises—Sustainability And Hypersonics In San Diego

Forced to go virtual in 2021 because of the pandemic, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ annual SciTech forum returned in January 2022 as an in-person conference with some virtual access.

Listen in as Senior Editor Guy Norris discusses the success and surprises at this important aerospace event with Graham Warwick, Executive Editor for Technology.

Jan 21, 2022
What Could Go Wrong In 2022

As the aerospace industry learns to live with COVID, it faces other big challenges from a stressed supply chain to geopolitical disruptions. Listen in as our editors discuss.

Jan 14, 2022
Aviation Vs. 5G

White House-brokered negotiations helped airlines dodge a bullet—for now. Listen in as our editors explain why the aviation industry is so concerned.

Jan 07, 2022
Inside Three Major Fighter Decisions

Aviation Week editors provide context and insights into Finland’s decision to buy the F-35, the UAE’s deal for 80 Rafales and Canada’s looming fighter decision and look ahead at what’s next for the market.

Dec 17, 2021
The Outlook With PwC: State of the Industry: Where Aerospace is Headed in 2022

Listen in as Scott Thompson, PwC’s Global Aerospace and Defense Leader, delves into key drivers in commercial aviation, defense, and space

Dec 13, 2021
Check 6 With Accenture: Executive Survey Sees Aerospace Supplier Confidence Reach New Low
Results of the latest Accenture Commercial Aerospace Insight Report, first released to Aviation Week, point to a new low in supplier confidence after the double-whammy of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Boeing 737 MAX shutdown. When can the industrial base expect to see business growing again? What keeps executives up at night now? Listen as Senior Business Editor Michael Bruno talk with John Schmidt, Accenture global A&D lead, and Jeff Wheless, global A&D research lead.
Dec 10, 2021
Why Can't Boeing Deliver the 787?
Listen in as Aviation Week editors unpack the complicated set of problems that have beset the revolutionary aircraft program. 
Dec 03, 2021
FlyZero's Greener Goals

In the wake of the COP26 Climate conference Aviation Week editors talk to leaders of FlyZero, a UK government-backed Aerospace Technology Institute project targeting zero-carbon emission commercial aviation by 2030. 

Aviation Week’s Guy Norris and Graham Warwick take a deeper dive into what FlyZero is all about with project director Chris Gear and chief propulsion engineer Simon Webb.

Nov 25, 2021
Podcast: Back To Basics

This week in Dubai, the aerospace industry met at an international air show for the first time since Singapore 2020. Aviation Week Network editors discuss their impressions, the news and trends emerging from what turned out to be a surprisingly buoyant event.

This podcast is sponsored by Collins Aerospace

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Nov 16, 2021
Podcast: Commercial Aviation At The Dubai Airshow

As the Dubai Airshow is seeing a resuscitation of giant orders, our commercial aviation experts are discussing the development of new freighters and regional aircraft upgrades against a backdrop of ramping-up production. Debating are Karen Walker, ATW editor-in-chief, Jens Flottau, executive editor, commercial aviation, and Guy Norris, senior editor. ShowNews editor-in-chief Thierry Dubois is moderating.

Nov 15, 2021
Podcast: Trending Topics In Defense At The Dubai Airshow

The UAE’s interest in the F-35 was one of the major talking points of the last Dubai Airshow, but with a formal order placed by Abu Dhabi, the topic is conspicuous by its absence at the 2021 edition. Our defense editors ask why in the first of our Dubai Airshow podcasts. Also discussed, ballistic missile protection for the region, and is Russia’s Sukhoi starting a trend in aviation-related perfumes?

This podcast is sponsored by Collins Aerospace.

Collins Aerospace is on a mission to deliver breakthrough technologies for customers across commercial aviation, defense and space.

Learn more at CollinsAerospace.com.

Nov 14, 2021
Lux Capital Explains Thinking On A&D

A discussion with Lux Capital Co-Founder Josh Wolfe and Partner Bilal Zuberi about where the venture capital investment company is placing its bets and how it pinpoints successful new aerospace and defense technologies.

Nov 05, 2021
Behind the A380’s Downfall

Why the world’s largest passenger airplane never gained market lift — and what it means for the widebody segment.

Oct 28, 2021
A Decade of Disruption is Headed at Defense Companies

The consensus from the Aviation Week DefenseChain Conference was that defense primes and suppliers are about to see their world turned on their heads. Executive Editor Jen Dimascio talks with Business Editor Michael Bruno and Capital Alpha Partners Managing Director Byron Callan about the challenges ahead.

Oct 22, 2021
Why BizAv Is Hot Again

Aviation Week editors gather in Las Vegas to talk about the buoyant mood at 2021 NBAA-BACE and COVID-19’s silver lining for the business aviation industry.

Oct 13, 2021
IATA Targets Net Zero Emissions For Beleaguered Airline Industry

The world’s airlines gathered in Boston this week for the IATA AGM after a bruising last 18 months that has also seen sustainability rise up the agenda.

Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss what they were hearing at the event.

Oct 07, 2021
Confronting New Chinese Nuclear Weapons

Aviation Week editors discuss hot topics from the Air Force Association’s annual meeting including China’s massive buildup in nuclear capability, a change in acquisition approach at the Pentagon and the next competition for aerial refueling tankers.

Sep 28, 2021
Interview With The Inspiration4’s Jared Isaacman

The billionaire commander of the three-day mission to space talks about his experience and the importance of humans continuing to explore the heavens.

Sep 24, 2021
The Risks of Conducting Over the Horizon Strikes

With its exit from Afghanistan, the U.S. is beginning a new phase of drone warfare, conducting strikes there without forces on the ground. But is the current technology enough to safely execute the mission?

Sep 17, 2021
How 9/11 Unfolded At Aviation Week

Aviation Week editors witnessed terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and flew on missions guarding the capital. Listen to their stories.

Sep 10, 2021
Europe’s Travel Restrictions and the Fate of Aviation’s Recovery

Will surging COVID infections push back a recovery in aviation? And what’s behind Europe’s new restrictions on U.S. travelers? Listen in to find out.

Sep 02, 2021
Highlights from the Space Symposium

NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion are big-government programs trying to keep pace in a marketplace increasingly dominated by commercial industry, meanwhile, the U.S. military is looking to build bridges to international partners, that same commercial industry and to the intelligence community.

Aug 26, 2021
The Outlook With PwC: Why a Market Digital Twin is Critical to AAM's Success

Using a "digital twin" to model market demand and behaviors will help AAM players understand and trigger mass adoption. Listen in as Aviation Week’s Graham Warwick delves into the details with two PwC experts.

Aug 24, 2021
Inside A New Skunk Works Factory

A newly opened factory on the Skunk Works complex heralds a new era and a return to series manufacturing by Lockheed Martin's 78-year-old advanced development programs business unit. Aviation Week Defense Editor Steve Trimble attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 10. He talks with fellow editor Guy Norris about what he saw and what it means for the next wave of military aircraft production.

Aug 20, 2021
A New Player in the Transatlantic Market: How Will JetBlue Shake Things Up?

Listen in as Aviation Week Network editors discuss what could be one of the most significant developments in long-haul commercial air travel as New York’s JetBlue starts daily service to London.

Aug 12, 2021
Behind The Headlines At Boeing And Airbus

Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss why Boeing’s next clean sheet airplane may be a long way off and why Airbus’ CEO is mad at a key supplier.

Aug 05, 2021
Report From Oshkosh, 2021’s Biggest Air Show By Any Measure

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture always draws more people than any other air show. The mood is optimistic as people see the economy rebounding. Humanitarian organizations that use aircraft to support their mission also have a large presence. Listen in as Aviation Week editors on the ground discuss what's caught their eye this year. 

Jul 29, 2021
Sizing Up Russia’s New Light Fighter

Sukhoi rolled out the model of a new fighter aircraft during the MAKS show in Russia targeting the export market. Aviation Week editors discuss the design and its prospects in a crowded market.

Jul 23, 2021
eSTOL Aircraft Break Into AAM Reality Index

In the most recent release of the Advanced Air Mobility Reality Index, Electra and Airflow hit the top 20 list with their eSTOL aircraft. Aviation Week's Graham Warwick and Sergio Cecutta of SMG Consulting discuss the market feasibility of eSTOL and the challenges that lie ahead.

Jul 15, 2021
Winners And Losers In United’s Big Aircraft Order

Listen in as Aviation Week editors delve into the nuances of United Airlines’ decision to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAXs and Airbus A321neos and what it means for the regional jet market.

Jul 08, 2021
What can companies and individuals do to encourage race and gender equity?

Bird Guess, president/CEO of The Racial Equity Group, and Dr. Rebecca Keiser, chief of research security strategy and policy at the National Science Foundation, provide context and concrete actions.

Jul 01, 2021