Richard Aboulafia, Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group, returns as our guest this episode. Besides managing consulting projects for commercial and military clients, Richard is perhaps one of the most quoted industry experts in the media. We discuss the week’s aviation news, narrowbody re-engining, the COMAC C919 and Irkut planes, and Nunn McCurdy breaches over DC. Rob launches the Bottom Feeder Airline concept, there’s a dead animal joke, and something about pilots on Prozac.
- United Airlines on better route for merger
- Spirit Airlines to Charge up to $45 for Carry-Ons
- Liverpool airport worker ‘knew man was dead’
- Jazz Air signs C$100 million deal with Thomas Cook
- The Airbus/Boeing Re-Engining Saga
- DoD Begins New F-35 Cost Estimate (subscription)
- EADS close to decision on U.S. tanker bid-sources
- Air Force opts for smaller cargo planes at WPAFB
As usual, we have the This Week in Aviation history segment from David, and the Airplane Geeks Australia Desk report.
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Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. Visit his site at http://www.brotherloverocks.com/.