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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

Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast Aviation Week

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    • 3.4, 126 Ratings

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

    How To Regain Passenger Confidence In Flying

    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.

    • 19 min
    Little Green Jets

    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.

    • 25 min
    Will My Supply Chain Survive COVID-19?

    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.

    • 22 min
    Boom’s Sustainable Supersonic

    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.

    • 18 min
    Hypersonics: Where the Technology is and Where it is Going

    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.

    • 28 min
    Why Did Mitsubishi Furlough the SpaceJet?

    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.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

AvWeek Listener ,

Embedded Ads and Audio Undermine a Good Podcast

This podcast often has fascinating content, but as many others have said, it suffers from poor audio quality.

I'm also disappointed in what seems to be embedded advertisement. Two podcasts in a row (FedEx and "What A&D Companies Should Invest In After COVID-19") are advertisements for FedEx and Accenture respectively, embedded into the content. I'm happy to listen to sponsors' messages, but I will stop listening if content and advertisement continue to blur together in an underhanded way.

Sleeepeepy ,

Great podcast

Consistently varied and insightful content.

Crazy192837 ,

Good content. HORRIBLE audio quality

Get it together. Audio quality is just awful.

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