Podcasts

Podcast: Dr. Frank Anton Of Siemens On The Road Map To Hybrid Aircraft

Dr. Frank Anton Of Siemens On The Road Map To Hybrid Aircraft »

Dr. Frank Anton from Siemens AG attended this year's Electric Aircraft Symposium, where he spoke with AVweb about the possibilities of electric-powered flight and, more practically, Siemens's own plan to introduce viable hybrid aircraft over the next two decades. More

Podcast: Preparing For Failures In An Electric Future

Preparing For Failures In An Electric Future »

Heading into a world of electric aircraft, we need to know on which systems we can rely and to what extent. Michael Ricci from LaunchPoint Technologies spoke with AVweb at the Electric Aircraft Symposium about parallel redundancy, failure mitigation, and how fly-by-wire has set the standard for reliability in future designs. More

Podcast: Pilot Not Included -- Sanjiv Singh Addresses the Challenges of Autonomous Aircraft

Pilot Not Included -- Sanjiv Singh Addresses the Challenges of Autonomous Aircraft »

Self-flying aircraft are coming, says Sanjiv Singh of Near Earth Autonomy, though it may be a while before they're safe and reliable enough to carry passengers. Singh spoke with us at the Electric Aircraft Symposium in Santa Rosa, California about the remaining problems to be solved, both technical and regulatory. More

Podcast: Airbus And The Electric GA Airplane

Airbus And The Electric GA Airplane »

AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Airbus's Ken McKenzie about the European giant's foray into electric aviation at the Electric Airplane Symposium in Santa Rosa, California. More

Podcast: Gift of Education

Gift of Education »

It's taking a roundabout route, but a Sonex kit complete with engine is heading to a youth program in Georgia. AVweb's Elaine Kauh spoke with Sonex GM Mark Schaible about the generous gift that benefits youth not only in Georgia but all over the country. More

Podcast: Breitling Jet Team Debuts

Breitling Jet Team Debuts »

The Breitling Jet Team, a seven-ship formation team that uses L-39 Albatros trainers, is starting its first U.S. tour at Sun 'n Fun this week. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with team lead Jacques Bothelin. More

Podcast: Commercial Use of LSAs?

Commercial Use of LSAs? »

The FAA is exploring the idea, and the small airplane groups are gathering the information. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Dan Johnson of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) at Sun 'n Fun 2015. More

Podcast: Rod Rakic on the Growth of OpenAirplane

Rod Rakic on the Growth of OpenAirplane »

Rod Rakic's vision of a nationwide airplane rental network is now a reality, with OpenAirplane nearing 10,000 members. "We're taking away a lot of the friction of renting an airplane," said Rakic when we caught up with him at Sun 'n Fun. More

Podcast: GAMA's Greg Bowles on EASA's New Certification Rules

GAMA's Greg Bowles on EASA's New Certification Rules »

It's hard to compete with regulatory change for a topic that's slow-moving, complex, and sleep-inducing, but GAMA's European rep Greg Bowles is excited about the progress happening now, which he says will have real impacts on aircraft owners, buyers, and manufacturers around the world within the next few years. He talked with AVweb's Mary Grady this week at Aero Friedrichshafen about EASA's newly published advance NPRM. More