Rank #1: DARPA’s Future; Boeing’s Production Woes
Where the Pentagon is focusing cutting-edge R&D and what Boeing is telling investors about its airplane production crunch are the focus of this week’s discussion.
Sep 10 2018
Rank #2: 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
Rank #3: 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
Rank #4: The Leading Edge of Electric Propulsion, Hypersonics
Aviation Week editors discuss the viability of hybrid-electric aircraft and the Pentagon’s new zeal for hypersonic.
Aug 20 2018
Rank #5: Highlights from the Paris Air Show
What did we see and what was missing at the Paris Air Show? Listen in as our editors discuss the highs and lows from the biannual aerospace industry gathering at Le Bourget.
Jun 20 2019
Rank #6: The Tempest of Farnborough
Noticeable absences from military aircraft in the aerial display disappointing many show-goers. But on the business front, change is in the air. Listen in as Aviation Week Network editors discuss highlights and lowlights at the show. Including Britain’s future fighter vision: is it a storm in a teacup, or will it really happen?
Jul 18 2018
Rank #7: What Airlines Want From Boeing’s NMA
Analyst Ron Epstein discusses findings from extensive new survey with Aviation Week editors.
Jul 15 2018
Rank #8: Darpa’s Space Shakeup
Guest star Fred Kennedy, the director of Darpa’s Tactical Technology Office, talks to Aviation Week about ways to revolutionize satellites, space launch and the U.S. Air Force’s reliance on stealth.
Aug 10 2018
Rank #9: MAX Family Groundings: What Next?
In the aftermath of global groundings of the Boeing 737 MAX family aircraft, our editors discuss what measures need to be taken to overcome the crisis for the OEM and operators.
Mar 15 2019
Rank #10: Will the Boeing 747 Outlive the Airbus A380?
Marking 50th anniversary of first 747 flight, our editors discuss the “giant jet’s” rocky beginnings, how much of a future it has left and whether Airbus will shutter the A380 line.
Feb 08 2019
Rank #11: Podcast: The End of J-Stars
Congress is on the verge of killing off the Air Force’s $7 billion program to replace its aging E-8C battle management aircraft, which will allow the service the leeway it sought to move to a networked command and control architecture.
Jul 27 2018
Rank #12: 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
Rank #13: New Twists in 737 MAX Saga
Aviation Week editors discuss the latest from the two MAX accident investigations and look back at the compromises that led to the controversial MCAS system.
Mar 22 2019
Rank #14: What’s the Holdup on Air Traffic Modernization?
Aviation Week Network editors discuss what needs to be done to move forward and why business aviation isn’t more enthusiastic.
May 04 2018
Rank #15: Boeing and Congress, on MCAS and the 737 MAX
Just back from Seattle, where Boeing was briefing regulators and operators on its upgrades to the MCAS control law implicated in to 737 MAX fatal crashes, senior editor Guy Norris talks with managing editor Graham Warwick about the changes, Congress’s grilling of the FAA’s Administrator and the ramifications of both for the MAX, for certification and, perhaps in the long term, for automation in airliner cockpits.
Mar 29 2019
Rank #16: 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
Rank #17: Behind The F-35’s New Aerial Tricks
Since first flight of the original F-35 test aircraft more than 12 years ago, the U.S. military has given the public only one glimpse of the aircraft’s hotly contested dogfighting chops — and that was nearly two years ago at the Paris Air Show. That’s changing this year. Defense Editor Steve Trimble talks with U.S. Air Force F-35 Demo Pilot Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson about the new display’s public debut on March 30 in Melbourne, Florida.
Apr 03 2019
Rank #18: Airbus’ Industrial Crisis
One hundred A320neos can’t be delivered because they don’t have engines. Aviation Week editors discuss.
Jun 15 2018
Rank #19: Countering Hypersonics
The U.S. is stepping up work on defending against hypersonic missile even as its pursues several, seemingly competing high-speed strike weapon programs. Our editors dig deep into what the Pentagon is up to in the rapidly evolving field of offensive and defensive hypersonics.
Aug 09 2019
Rank #20: When Will the Boeing 737 MAX Fly Again?
As Boeing nears finalization of its proposed fix to the 737 MAX since the fleet-wide grounding in March, our editors discuss the ramifications for pilot proficiency, automation and other civil aircraft programs.
May 17 2019