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We look at specialty aviation marketing with Paula Williams from ABCI. In the news, we discuss President Trump’s meeting with airline and airport executives, and consider policies for ATC privatization, FAA leadership, airport infrastructure, and foreign carrier subsidies. Also, we look at 3D-printed turbine blades, a pilot melt-down, and Damian’s memorable flight, a creepy experience that saved his life.
Paula Williams and her husband John formed aviation marketing specialty firm Aviation Business Consulting Inc. (ABCI) to bring the discipline and technology from the finance and education industries to the aviation industry. ABCI assists aviation companies that sell complex, technical, or high-ticket products or services by helping them communicate with aviation professionals in a clear compelling way through written content, images, and video.
U.S. Aviation Policies
The Trump administration has given us a lot to think about this past week. We touch on ATC privatization, NextGen ATC, the FAA leadership, airport infrastructure improvements, foreign carrier subsidies, and even the effect on aviation businesses of the President’s time spent in Florida:
Trump slams ‘out of whack’ FAA in meeting with airlines
U.S. Airports Were the Clear Winners in Trump Meeting, but What’s Next?
PBSO overtime at $1.5 million and growing as Trump set to return again
Responding to More Distortions of Air Traffic Control Reform
Survey Finds “No Reason to Privatize” ATC
Be sure to take the quick Airplane Geeks ATC Privatization Survey, which is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. listeners.
GE Rival Siemens, In ‘Breakthrough,’ Tests 3D-Printed Turbine Blades
Siemens says their Materials Solutions unit has successfully tested 3D-printed turbine engine blades made of a polycrystalline nickel superalloy. These were run above 1250 degrees Celsius.
Passengers Revolt At Ranting Captain
The captain for a United Airlines flight arrived out of uniform and proceeded to deliver a sharp monolog to the passengers, some of whom felt unsafe and left the airplane. The pilot also left the airplane and another flight crew arrived for the flight, which departed about two hours late.
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Sikorsky Seminar Weekend with Igor Sikorsky III at the Bradford Camps, July 7, 8, 9, 2017.
Gavilan College in Gilroy, California.
Engine failure on a Swiss Global Airlines Boeing 777-300:
Incident: Swiss B773 near Iqaluit on Feb 1st 2017, engine automatically shut down in flight
Boeing 777 carrying 300 passengers forced to make emergency landing on snow-covered runway
Crews work to replace engine on Swiss Air Boeing 777 stuck at Iqaluit airport
Stranded Swiss Airlines 777 Gets Replacement Engine Delivery in Canada
Engineers battle to fix Swiss plane stranded in icy northern Canada
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum – 360 spherical panoramas.
Retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, Ia Drang battle commander, dies at 94
Intro music courtesy Brother Love from his Album Of The Year CD. Outtro by Bruno Misonne from The Sound of Flaps.