Trig Ramps Up ADS-B With Express Lane

Trig Ramps Up ADS-B With Express Lane »

With the 2020 ADS-B deadline rapidly approaching, UK avionics manufacturer Trig Avionics has leveraged its line of transponders and ADS-B Out solutions in a streamlined installation program the company is calling Express Lane. In this podcast recorded at the 2018 Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Las Vegas, Trig's Jon Roper told AVweb how Express Lane works. More

Podcast: Pipistrel Surges Electric Aircraft Production

Pipistrel Surges Electric Aircraft Production »

Although electric airplanes still inhabit a regulatory backwater, Slovenian-based Pipistrel Aircraft is boosting its production of battery-powered trainers and reports a 50-50 split between gasoline and electric aircraft. In this exclusive podcast, the company told AVweb this week that a new production line is building five to six Alpha Electro trainers per month. More

Podcast: Citi's Jonathan Raviv On Slow Bizjet Sales

Citi's Jonathan Raviv On Slow Bizjet Sales »

Aerospace has always been a boom-bust business, but following the economic downturn of 2008, the robust upswing has proven elusive, primarily because there are simply too many airplanes available for too few buyers. Says Citi aerospace analyst Jonathan Raviv, this sluggish recovery has earned a name: the lost decade. In this exclusive podcast, AVweb spoke with Raviv about his market findings. More

Podcast: Flight Design General Aviation Revives C4

Flight Design General Aviation Revives C4 »

Now that itís out of receivership and ramping up production, Flight Design General Aviation is turning its attention to the long-awaited C4 certified four-place aircraft. But as time has marched forward since the airplane was announced eight years ago, so has technology. At the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, AVweb got the details in this exclusive podcast. More

Podcast: Niloofar Rahmani, Afghan Woman Pilot Pioneer

Niloofar Rahmani, Afghan Woman Pilot Pioneer »

The most improbable hands to ever handle the controls of an airplane belong to Niloofar Rahmani. She was born in Afghanistan just as the Soviet Union was departing her country as the repressive Taliban became dominant. A captain in the Afghan Air Force, she was the first woman in the country's history to become a pilot. Rahmani spoke at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring this week. AVweb recorded this exclusive podcast with her during the show. More

NBAA:Used Jet Sales Remain Strong

NBAA:Used Jet Sales Remain Strong »

With sales of new business aircraft relatively flat, the used market has been enjoying a burst of activity for almost two years and may improve further as the economy gains steam, says Matt Huff of Ogara Jets, an Atlanta-based brokerage. AVweb interviewed Huff at NBAA in Las Vegas for this exclusive podcast. More

Podcast: Alsim Opens North American Office

Alsim Opens North American Office »

Alsim has been making flight simulators in France for 24 years and has sold dozens of flight training devices in North America. To better serve that market, it's opened an office in Austin, Texas. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with the new manager of the North American operation, Scott Firsing. More

ATC Fight Dominates NBAA

ATC Fight Dominates NBAA »

The NBAA-BACE convention in Las Vegas has become the rallying point for opposition to the move in Congress to privatize air traffic control. NBAA President Ed Bolen explains how individuals can help. More

FlightAware's New Plan »

When Daniel Baker and his flying friends conceived FlightAware 12 years ago, they couldn't have imagined how important it has become to worldwide aviation. Founder and CEO Daniel Baker describes the journey. More

A Silver Lining For Bombardier?

A Silver Lining For Bombardier? »

It's been called absurd by Bombardier and the Canadian government and aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia agrees that the 300 percent import duties proposed against CSeries airliners by the U.S. Commerce Department are unprecedented. He also told AVweb's Russ Niles the crushing penalties may actually help Bombardier. More