We've run a lot of exclusive podcast interviews over the last
several days, and with the holidays here in the States, it's easy to
believe you may have missed one. Just in case, here's a complete rundown
of our last four exclusive interviews:
RICHARD ABOULAFIA ON THE VLJ 'EXPLOSION'
As Eclipse Aviation
continues to struggle to make its production targets and other players
in the very light jet market ramp up production to achieve their modest
sales goals, aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia says the impact of the
little jets on the overall industry is about what it can and should be.
He told AVweb's Russ Niles the VLJ sector is and will continue to
be a nice addition to the regular business jet market and that the bold
predictions that VLJs would fill the airways will be looked back upon
with embarassed nostalgia.
Click here to listen. (6.2 MB,
MAGAZINE TACKLES AN ATC EMERGENCY WITH CONTROLLER CHARLIE
IFR spoke with Charlie Richardson, a
veteran controller and controllers' instructor, about what happens when
screens go dark at a major control center.
Click here to listen. (11.7 MB,
CONSUMER EXPLORES DATALINK WEATHER WITH WXWORX'S BOB
Although it's been available for only about five years,
it's hard to recall when datalink weather wasn't the standard equipment
it seems to be. As part of ongoing coverage of weatherlink in its
December 2007 issue, our sister publication, Aviation Consumer,
interviewed Bob Baron, whose WxWorx service is the leading datalink
provider. He tells the magazine that more changes and improvements are
on the way.
Click here to listen. (11.2 MB,
SPECIAL BIZ PODCAST:
DEBRIEFING DUBAI WITH ANALYST RICHARD
Last week's Dubai Air Show may have been a turning
point in commercial aviation history. Oil-rich Middle Eastern countries
have apparently decided that they want to take the area's historic role
as crossroads of the world and give that a modern, aviation-centric
context. Airlines there accounted for most of the hundred billion
dollars in aircraft orders tallied up at the show. AVweb's Russ
Niles spoke with industry analyst Richard Aboulafia on why other
airlines should be nervous.
Click here to listen. (7.6 MB,