Podcast: Back to Business

By Thierry Dubois Nov 16, 2021
This week in Dubai, the aerospace industry met at an international air show for the first time since Singapore 2020. Aviation Week Network editors discuss their impressions, the news and trends emerging from what turned out to be a surprisingly buoyant event.
Dubai Airshow

Podcast: Commercial Aviation At The Dubai Airshow

By Thierry Dubois Nov 15, 2021
As the Dubai Airshow is seeing a resuscitation of giant orders, our commercial aviation experts are discussing the development of new freighters and regional aircraft upgrades against a backdrop of ramping-up production.
Dubai Airshow

Podcast: Trending Topics In Defense At The Dubai Airshow

By Thierry Dubois Nov 14, 2021
On day 1 of our podcast from the Dubai Airshow our defense editors discuss, ballistic missile protection for the region, and is Russia’s Sukhoi starting a trend in aviation-related perfumes?
Dubai Airshow

Podcast: Lux Capital Explains Thinking On A&D

By Jen DiMascio Nov 05, 2021
A discussion with Lux Capital Co-Founder Josh Wolfe and Partner Bilal Zuberi about where the venture capital investment company is placing its bets and how it pinpoints successful new aerospace and defense technologies.

Podcast: A Decade of Disruption is Headed at Defense Companies

By Jen DiMascio Oct 22, 2021
The consensus from the Aviation Week DefenseChain Conference was that defense primes and suppliers are about to see their world turned on their heads.
Defense and Space

Podcast: Confronting New Chinese Nuclear Weapons

By Jen DiMascio Sep 27, 2021
Aviation Week editors discuss hot topics from the Air Force Association’s annual meeting including China’s massive buildup in nuclear capability, a change in acquisition approach at the Pentagon and the next competition for aerial refueling tankers.
Defense and Space

Podcast: The Risks of Conducting Over the Horizon Strikes

By Jen DiMascio Sep 17, 2021
With its exit from Afghanistan, the U.S. is beginning a new phase of drone warfare, conducting strikes there without forces on the ground. But is the current technology enough to safely execute the mission?
Defense and Space

Podcast: How 9/11 Unfolded At Aviation Week

Sep 10, 2021
Aviation Week editors witnessed terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and flew on missions guarding the capital. Listen to their stories.

Podcast: Inside A New Skunk Works Factory

By Steve Trimble Aug 20, 2021
A newly opened factory on the Skunk Works complex heralds a new era and a return to series manufacturing by Lockheed Martin's 78-year-old advanced development programs business unit.
Defense and Space

Podcast: Sizing Up Russia’s New Light Fighter

By Jen DiMascio Jul 23, 2021
Sukhoi rolled out the model of a new fighter aircraft during the MAKS show in Russia targeting the export market. Aviation Week editors discuss the design and its prospects in a crowded market.
Defense and Space

Podcast: Giving Autonomous Aircraft a Moral Compass

By Graham Warwick May 06, 2021
Will we ever be able to trust an autonomous aircraft?

Podcast: Explaining the F-35’s Cost and Programmatic Issues

By Jen DiMascio Apr 28, 2021
After a blistering congressional hearing, Aviation Week editors break down some of the F-35 program’s recent struggles and cost issues to develop the program and maintain and operate the fighter.
Defense and Space

Podcast: Skyborg Express

By Steve Trimble Mar 29, 2021
Skyborg could also be a cargo delivery aircraft. The program launched by Air Force Research Laboratory is mainly known for developing artificial intelligence for a new family of unmanned combat air vehicles, but the program also includes Volansi's cargo delivery system.

Podcast: Interview with Inspiration4’s Civilian Commander

By Jen DiMascio Mar 03, 2021
Listen in as Aviation Week editors talk with Jared Isaacman, the founder and CEO of Shift4Payments who has chartered a SpaceX crew Dragon orbital…

Podcast: Engine Trouble

By Jen DiMascio Feb 26, 2021
As the Pentagon is grappling with how to maintain the F135 engine powering F-35 fighters, the engine on a Boeing airliner failed on a flight in the western U.S. Aviation Week editors discuss what these incidents mean for safety and reliability as well as the future of military engines.

Podcast: Air Force One: Flying Fortress

By Steve Trimble Feb 13, 2021
The special episode of the podcast offers the full recording of an interview with Scott Bateman, the executive producer of a new documentary about the U.S. President's long-range transport fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: The Evolution of the Reaper

By Jen DiMascio Feb 05, 2021
Since the MQ-9 caught on as a way for the U.S. to track insurgents during its so-called war on terrorism, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles has revolutionized warfare, but will its future hold?
Defense and Space

Podcast: Interview with U.S. Space Force Chief

By Jen DiMascio Dec 14, 2020
Gen. John Raymond, the chief of space operations, looks back at the first year of operations for the U.S. Space Force and ahead at what is to come…
Defense and Space

Podcast: Military Aircraft Opportunities in Europe

By Jen DiMascio Nov 27, 2020
In addition to a planned uptick in defense spending in the UK, nations across Europe are planning to overhaul their fighter fleets in the coming decade. 
Defense and Space

Podcast: Interview With Space Development Agency Director

By Jen DiMascio Nov 10, 2020
SDA director Derek Tournear joins Aviation Week editors on Check 6 to discuss how its system of space tracking and transport satellites will revolutionize the U.S. military and the challenges it will face along the way.
Air Dominance

Podcast: What’s Next for the U.S. Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance Program

By Jen DiMascio Sep 18, 2020
Aviation Week editors discuss the roots of the service’s Next Generation Air Dominance program, its use of digital engineering to speed development and some of the obstacles it may face in the future.
AFA Air Space and Cyber Conference

Podcast: The U.S. Hypersonics Program Matures

By Jen DiMascio Aug 25, 2020
Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss new information learned about several U.S. hypersonic weapons efforts, including the revelation that the Air Force is studying intercontinental-range hypersonics that could be nuclear-armed and confirmation of the creation of a multimission platform with a multicycle engine that could be the path toward an SR-72 intelligence-gathering vehicle.
Defense and Space