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AINdebrief is a weekly summary of aviation news delivered by the Aviation International News editorial team. To submit news to AIN, please contact ctrautvetter@ainonline.com.

AINdebrief is a weekly summary of aviation news delivered by the Aviation International News editorial team. To submit news to AIN, please contact ctrautvetter@ainonline.com.

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AINdebrief is a weekly summary of aviation news delivered by the Aviation International News editorial team. To submit news to AIN, please contact ctrautvetter@ainonline.com.

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Episodes

January 22, 2021: Flying the Cessna Citation Longitude

1/22/2021
In this week’s episode, AIN editor-in-chief Matt Thurber discusses his demonstration flight earlier this month in the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude.

Duration:00:15:57

Week Ending December 11, 2020: VBACE, Airbus Plans Hydrogen-powered Aircraft, Aerion Builds Backlog and New HQ, FAA and the Covid-19 Vaccine, Dassault Falcon 6X Rolls Out

12/12/2020
In this week’s episode, news editor Chad Trautvetter talks with senior editors Jerry Siebenmark and Kerry Lynch about NBAA’s virtual business aviation show last week; Jerry explains Airbus’s ZeroE hydrogen-powered aircraft plans; Kerry outlines Aerion’s announcements this week about the growing backlog for its AS2 supersonic business jet and groundbreaking on its headquarters complex in Melbourne, Florida, as well as provides an update on FAA/DOT funding extensions pending in Congress and...

Duration:00:29:11

Week Ending Nov. 20, 2020: FAA Unground the Boeing 737 Max; Gulfstream Sees Better Days Ahead; and Hermeus Gets Funding for Hypersonic Business Jet

11/23/2020
In this week’s episode, air transport editor Gregory Polek explains what the FAA’s decision to unground the Boeing 737 Max means, when airlines will start flying the type again, and when Boeing will resume deliveries of the narrowbody; and senior editor Kerry Lynch discusses why Gulfstream Aerospace executives are optimistic about business aviation sales in the fourth quarter and 2021, as well as Hermeus Corp.’s new funding for a hypersonic business jet.

Duration:00:17:49

Week Ending Nov. 13, 2020: Florida's Air Mobility Plans; How U.S. Elections Might Affect Aviation; Citation CJs Get Gear Overhaul Option; 5G Frequencies Could Harm Aircraft Radar Altimeters; and Scott Releases New International Flight Planning App

11/15/2020
In this week’s episode, AIN’s FutureFlight editor Charles Alcock gives an overview of the Florida regional air mobility initiative announced this week in Orlando; Washington, D.C.-based editor Kerry Lynch discusses how the U.S. elections could affect the aviation industry in 2021; Wichita-based editor Jerry Siebenmark talks about Textron Aviation’s new landing gear overhaul program for its Cessna Citation CJ series; and editor-in-chief Matt Thurber explains how new 5G frequencies could...

Duration:00:30:55

Week Ending November 6, 2020: Bombardier 3Q Results; UK Lockdown; Argus North America Bizav Traffic Update and Forecast; Traveling in Covid Times; Avidyne FOQA Program

11/6/2020
In this week’s episode, AIN senior editor Kerry Lynch gives highlights of Bombardier’s third quarter results; London-based editor Charles Alcock explains how the new Covid lockdown in the UK will affect travel there; news editor Chad Trautvetter discusses the latest North American business aircraft activity data from Argus, along with the company’s near-term forecast; and editor-in-chief Matt Thurber joins us from a lounge at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport to talk about traveling during the...

Duration:00:41:01

Week Ending October 30, 2020: Canada forms Advanced Air Mobility Consortium; Third-quarter results for Gulfstream, Textron Aviation, Boeing, and Airbus; Mitsubishi Aircraft Shelves SpaceJet

10/30/2020
In this week’s episode, AIN senior editor Curt Epstein gives the lowdown on the new Canada Advance Air Mobility Consortium; news editor Chad Trautvetter provides highlights of Gulfstream Aerospace’s third quarter; senior editor Jerry Siebenmark details the third-quarter results at Textron Aviation and Boeing; and London-based editor Charles Alcock talks about Airbus’ third-quarter results and Mitsubishi Aircraft’s decision to shelve its SpaceJet regional airplane.

Duration:00:30:18

Week Ending October 16, 2020: Bizav OEMs Announce eVTOL News; Aircraft Automation Issues; Falcon 6X To Roll Out in December; NATA Pushes for Anti-human Trafficking Training; Martin Truex Jr's Charter Operation Pivots in Covid Times

10/21/2020
In this week’s episode, Charles Alcock, editor of AIN’s FutureFlight resource, discusses the spate of eVTOL-related news this week from three established business aviation OEMs; AIN editor-in-chief Matt Thurber talks about how the big-three avionics manufacturers are trying to keep the pilot in the loop as aircraft become more automated, as well as providing an update on the Dassault Falcon 6X; senior editor Kerry Lynch explains NATA’s push for FBO employees to get anti-human trafficking...

Duration:00:33:28

Week Ending September 25, 2020: Airbus and Boeing Split Views on Sustainability; TBM Series Hits 1,000; State of the Private Charter Market; AIN's Special Coverage in October

9/28/2020
In this week’s episode, London-based editor Charles Alcock highlights the diverging views of Airbus and Boeing on sustainability efforts; senior editor Curt Epstein marks the rollout of the 1,000th TBM series airplane; Washington, D.C.-based editor Kerry Lynch gives an update on the state of the private aviation charter market; and editor-in-chief Matt Thurber talks about AIN’s special coverage in October.

Duration:00:22:53

Week Ending Sept. 4, 2020: Turtles Fly Too, Saudis Allow Overflights From Israel, New Test Hels Prevent DEF Contamination of Jet-A, JetNet Midyear Report of Preowned Bizjets, Air Charter Hype Doesn't Match Data, Flight Dept Managers Need To Shape Post-Cov

9/3/2020
In this week’s episode, AIN editor-in-chief Matt Thurber gives a first-hand account of a sea turtle rescue flight from Seattle to San Diego; air transport editor Gregory Polek explains how the thawing of relations between Israel and the UAE and Saudia Arabia might positively impact Saudi overflights; senior editor Curt Epstein discusses a newly available test that could help keep jet-A from being inadvertently contaminated by diesel exhaust fluid, as well as provides highlights from JetNet’s...

Duration:00:28:19

August 28, 2020: Vertical Aerospave's new eVTOL, EHang Lets New Model Slip, NDB Diamond Nano Battery, XWing Autonomous Flights, East Hampton Airport Hikes Fees To Pay Legal Costs

8/31/2020
In this week’s episode, London-based editor Charles Alcock highlights the latest developments in the eVTOL segment, including a new design from Vertical Aerospace, updates from EHang, and details about a diamond nano battery from NDB; editor-in-chief Matt Thurber discusses XWing’s test flights of an autonomous Cessna Caravan; and senior editor Kerry Lynch explains a recent court ruling that permits the East Hampton Airport to hike user fees to pay for legal costs to defend restrictions at...

Duration:00:22:18

Week Ending August 14, 2020: SNA FBO Lease Awards; Phillips 66 Goes in on SAF; Rolls-Royce Virtual-reality Training for BR700 Engines; Aviation Jobs Bills; CAE To Consolodate Ops

8/14/2020
In this week’s episode, FBO editor Curt Epstein explains the controversy over the recent FBO lease awards at California’s John Wayne-Orange County Airport, and he also provides updates on sustainable aviation fuel efforts by Phillips 66 and Avfuel in the Golden State; editor-in-chief Matt Thurber talks about his at-home experience with Rolls-Royce’s new remote virtual reality familiarization training for its BR700 series engines; and Washington, D.C.-based editor Kerry Lynch gives highlights...

Duration:00:26:37

Week Ending August 7, 2020: Covid Lowers Aircraft Emissions, WingX Says Bizav Continues Recovery, the New Beechcraft King Air 360, Aspen Avionics Joins Airo, Bombardier 2Q Results, FAA Released 737 Max Recert Road Map

8/7/2020
In this week’s episode, London-based editor Charles Alcock gives an overview of a study looking into reduced aircraft emissions as flying dropped during the Covid-19 crisis, as well as the latest business aviation traffic data from WingX Advance; news editor Chad Trautvetter gives details about Textron Aviation new Beechcraft King Air 360 and 360ER that were announced on Tuesday; editor-in-chief Matt Thurber explains the significance of Aspen Avionics joining the Airo consortium; and senior...

Duration:00:27:32

Week Ending July 31, 2020: NetJets Expanding Fleet, FXAir Launches, OEMs Release Q2 Results, Cyberattack Downs Garmin Data Services

7/31/2020
In this week’s episode, AIN news editor Chad Trautvetter explains the reasoning behind why two of the largest private aviation operators—NetJets and Directional Aviation—are expanding while business aircraft flying is still suffering from the effects of Covid-19; the AIN editorial team also provides highlights from the second-quarter results at several OEMS and services company: air transport editor Gregory Polek delves into Boeing and Airbus results, Chad goes over the numbers from Dassault...

Duration:00:27:30

Week Ending July 24, 2020: Earnhardt Citation Crash, SimVenture, FIA Connect Coverage

7/24/2020
In this week’s episode, AIN editor-in-chief Matt Thurber pores over the NTSB docket details about the August 2019 crash involving a Cessna Citation Latitude carrying racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., as well as what it was like to participate in SimVenture, a virtual Oshkosh fly-in. And senior editors Gregory Polek, Charles Alcock, Kerry Lynch, and Curt Epstein give an overview of AIN’s coverage of FIA Connect this week and the main themes that emerged during the virtual Farnborough...

Duration:00:34:54

Week Ending July 17, 2020: FIA Connect, Dassault Falcon 6X, Charter Fraud, Textron Aviation Layoffs, ADS Airs Concerns about UK Aerospace Industry

7/17/2020
In this week’s episode, editor-in-chief Matt Thurber gives an overview of AIN’s coverage next week of FIA Connect, also known as the virtual Farnborough Airshow, and also updates us on the Dassault Falcon 6X program as it prepares to shift from building prototypes to starting flight testing next year. Senior editor Curt Epstein conveys the European Business Aviation Association and Air Charter Association’s warnings about charter fraud, Wichita-based editor Jerry Siebenmark discusses more...

Duration:00:24:36

Week Ending July 10: NASA X-59, Sustainable Aviation Fuels, FlightAware Partners on Microsoft Flight Simulator

7/9/2020
In this week’s episode, senior editor Kerry Lynch gives an update on the X-59, a NASA supersonic boom X-plane demonstrator that could pave the way for supersonic flight over land, as well as a new partnership between Aerion Supersonic and Carbon Engineering to produce fuel from carbon dioxide extracted from the air; staying on the alternative fuels theme, senior editor Curt Epstein explains a new ASTM process that converts trash to biofuel; and editor-in-chief Matt Thurber discusses...

Duration:00:20:31

Week Ending July 3, 2020: NBAA Cancels NBAA-BACE, Boeing 737 Max Resumes Flight Testing, Global 7500 Gets Green Credentials, Farnborough Airshow Goes Virtual, OSHA Proposes Fine for Textron Aviation Plant Explosion

7/2/2020
In this week’s episode: the show must not go on—NBAA cancels its annual convention due to Covid-19, and AIN senior editor Kerry Lynch has all the details; editor in chief Matt Thurber discusses Boeing’s long road to get the 737 Max back in service; Kerry also explains what Bombardier’s global environmental declaration for the Global 7500 really means; London-based editor Charles Alcock outlines the plans for a virtual Farnborough Airshow this month, and he also highlights Airbus’s testing of...

Duration:00:30:14

Week Ending June 26, 2020: NBAA-BACE 2020, Bizav Traffic Recovery, Pilot Records Proposal, Pakistan Accident, Lufthansa and Qantas Plot Comebacks from Covid

6/26/2020
In this week’s episode, senior editor Curt Epstein discusses what NBAA-BACE, the U.S. business aviation show slated for October 6 to 8 in Orlando, would look like if it is indeed held, news editor Chad Trautvetter shares highlights of traffic data that shows a promising recovery for business aviation, Washington, D.C. editor Kerry Lynch talks about a new FAA proposal for pilot record-keeping that has caught the ire of corporate flight departments, editor in chief Matt Thurber gives an...

Duration:00:30:14

Week of June 19, 2020: IATA Sounds Off on Covid Travel Restrictions, Gulfstream Ending G550 Production, GE Progresses on Catalyst Engine, Supersonic Is Just the Starting Point for Aerion

6/23/2020
In this week’s episode, London-based editor Charles Alcock talks about IATA’s call for governments to better coordinate on Covid restrictions and safety precautions, senior editor Curt Epstein covers Gulfstream’s phaseout of G550 production, Wichita-based editor Jerry Siebenmark provides an update on the Cessna Denali and its GE Aviation Catalyst engine, and senior editor Kerry Lynch discusses Aerion Supersonics’ longer-term plans, as well as progress on its AS2 supersonic business jet and...

Duration:00:23:58

Week ending June 12, 2020: hangar foam debate, EU relaxing travel Covid travel ban, EASA certifies first electric aircraft, eVTOL news

6/12/2020
n this week’s episode, FBO editor Curt Epstein explains why aircraft hangar foam fire suppression systems appear to be a solution in search of a problem, air transport editor Gregory Polek discusses the relaxation of European Union travel restrictions, and senior editor Charles Alcock shares news about the first electric aircraft certification in Europe and other developments in the eVTOL industry.

Duration:00:18:56