130 episodes

The Simple Flying Podcast - hosted by Joanna Bailey, and Tom Boon is your go to podcast for commercial aviation news and insight.

We discuss the top commercial aviation news stories each week, all of the stories discussed can be found on simpleflying.com.

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The Simple Flying Podcast - hosted by Joanna Bailey, and Tom Boon is your go to podcast for commercial aviation news and insight.

We discuss the top commercial aviation news stories each week, all of the stories discussed can be found on simpleflying.com.

    #130: Qatar A350s Get Cancelled, Dreamliner Deliveries Restart & 3 More Stories

    #130: Qatar A350s Get Cancelled, Dreamliner Deliveries Restart & 3 More Stories

    In episode 130 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:


    Airbus Cancels Qatar's A350 Order
    Boeing to resume 787 deliveries
    777X vs A350 fuselage width
    Indian airline startups
    BA is prepping last Airbus A380 for return

    • 20 min
    #129: JetBlue's Persistence Pays Off, Lufthansa Faces Strikes & 3 More Stories

    #129: JetBlue's Persistence Pays Off, Lufthansa Faces Strikes & 3 More Stories

    In episode 129 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,


    JetBlue's Spirit Airlines persistence pays off
    British Airways confirms Boeing 777X delivery delay
    Why Boom Supersonic has redesigned its plane
    Lufthansa faces strike action from multiple directions
    Nancy Pelosi breaks a flight tracking record

    • 32 min
    #128: Al Baker On The 777X, Who Won Farnborough, & 3 More Stories

    #128: Al Baker On The 777X, Who Won Farnborough, & 3 More Stories

    In episode 128 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts, Jo and Tom, look back at the Farnborough Airshow, discussing,


    A sit down with Akbar Al Baker
    Orders placed during the show
    airBaltic's long-haul options
    Sustainability: A key show message
    Tim Clark & Willie Walsh on Heathrow chaos

    • 30 min
    #127: Simple Flying Meets Derek Nseko To Discuss African Aviation & AviaDev Africa

    #127: Simple Flying Meets Derek Nseko To Discuss African Aviation & AviaDev Africa

    In this episode, Jo is joined by Derek Nseko, Founder and CEO of Airspace Africa, and the Founder of an important STEM Program called iFly.



    We chat through our feedback from the recent AviaDev Africa conference, discuss the opportunities and challenges facing African Aviation, and get the lowdown on what Derek is doing to inspire the next generation of aviators. 



    Find out more about iFly on the website and visit Airspace Africa for more African aviation news.

    • 30 min
    #126: Lufthansa A380 Is Back, Airbus Wins Big In China & 3 More Stories

    #126: Lufthansa A380 Is Back, Airbus Wins Big In China & 3 More Stories

    Welcome to episode 126 of the Simple Flying podcast!

    In today's episode, Jo and Tom talk about:


    Lufthansa’s A380 will return to the fleet
    Airbus breaks a record with massive Chinese order
    Farnborough Airshow is back
    The restart and growth plans of South African Airways
    Hahn Airport is saved and has big plans for the future

    • 25 min
    #125: Tom Chats Routes With Our Analyst James Pearson

    #125: Tom Chats Routes With Our Analyst James Pearson

    This week Tom is back, but Jo has flown off to enjoy winter in South Africa. In Episode 125 of the Simple Flying Podcast, Tom is joined by our routes analyst James Pearson to speak about everything routes, from how new routes are decided, to why the right jet is crucial.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Ryan O'Connor. ,

I love this show!

I love this show and look forward to seeing a new episode. I listen to this well I work. I gave a 4 star review due to I get sad when an episode ends. The episodes are kinda short I hope they can make the episodes longer. Apart from that great job and keep it up!

crystal mtn ,

Great content!

great content! I enjoy listening to these two talk aviation and its hurdles. This podcast is well thought out. Looking forward to every single new episode.

Podcast Listener 2132022 ,

Good content, one criticism

Good discussion of the major news stories in this industry, but I have one nitpick: cohosts are absolutely insufferable when it comes to grunting / moaning / “mhm”-ing in acknowledgement of agreement when someone else is speaking. It is distracting and frustrating to listen to and the production would benefit from muting whatever host is not actively speaking when they record.

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