Podcasts

Medical Update »

The FAA is working on implementing congressionally-mandated reforms to medical requirements for private pilots but until those rules are in effect, the old system is the law. EAA's Sean Elliot updated AVweb's Mary Grady on the promise and pitfalls of the changing medical regime. More

Podcast: Teal Group's Richard Aboulafia On Market Trends

Teal Group's Richard Aboulafia On Market Trends »

As GAMA released another disappointing aircraft production report this week, the Teal Group’s Richard Aboulafia recently told the National Air Transportation Association that market data suggests next year won’t be much better. And although Teal says it’s “cautiously confident” that things won’t get worse, Aboulafia told us in this AVweb podcast that we’re far from the disastrous days of 2009. More

Podcast: AeroJones To Expand CTLS Distribution

AeroJones To Expand CTLS Distribution »

AeroJones, which took over manufacturing and distribution of the Flight Design CTLS line, said it plans to expand early next year with a new facility in Florida. At the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase this week, AeroJones’ John Hurst told AVweb in this podcast that the company hasn’t settled on a site yet, but the new sport aviation village on Deland Airport is under consideration. More

Podcast: ForeFlight Adds Jet Capability

ForeFlight Adds Jet Capability »

The world of tablet apps has exploded with sophisticated flight planning and management capability, but jet operators haven’t necessarily been included in the fun. This week at NBAA BACE in Orlando, ForeFlight announced an upgraded version of its iOS app aimed specifically at the unique needs of jet operators. In this AVweb podcast, ForeFlight's Tyson Weihs explains how it works. More

Genesys/S-Tec Building Part 25 Autopilot »

Genysys/S-Tec is launching the first new design autopilot in several years and targeting the Part 25 market. Jamie Luster spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at NBAA 2016. More

Podcast: Wheels Up Fractional Access Looks At Europe

Wheels Up Fractional Access Looks At Europe »

Launched only three years ago, the Wheels Up member-based fractional aircraft access program has attracted almost 4000 members and is now eyeing Europe for potential market expansion. At a press conference at the NBAA BACE show in Orlando Monday, Wheels Up founder Kenny Dichter said the company’s King Air 350i-based aircraft fleet can serve 90 percent of popular European city pairs nonstop. More

Podcast: Daher Unveils Charter Push For TBM

Daher Unveils Charter Push For TBM »

At NBAA in Orlando, French manufacturer Daher unveiled a new marketing program for owners that will help them connect with charter operators who might be interested in utilizing their aircraft for 100 hours a year, offsetting costs and keeping the airplane in the air and out of the hangar. AVweb interviewed Daher's Nicolas Chabbert in this exclusive NBAA podcast. More

Iridium Ready To Launch Better Broadband »

Business aircraft are fast but owners and operators also want fast internet and Iridium is answering that call. The company is getting set to launch a constellation of satellites that will deliver email and internet capability to any aircraft with the gear to receive it. Iridium's Brian Pemberton explained the coming benefits of the new system. More

Ed Bolen NBAA 2016 »

NBAA CEO Ed Bolen is characteristically upbeat going into the show week, commenting on a changing industry that is responding to business needs. He spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at the Cirrus Jet type certification event on Sunday evening. More

Dale Klapmeier On The SF50 Vision Certification »

After 10 years of development, Cirrus Aircraft has announced certification of its SF50 Vision jet. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with CEO Dale Klapmeier about the challenge, the process and the reward. More