Welcome to the fourth episode of the Airways Podcast, the digital audio extension of our team’s world class written content. To recap, the idea behind this podcast is to do a weekly deep-dive into three or four important aviation stories or trends, with a particular focus on aerospace and the U.S. airline industry. This is not a news podcast (in fact almost everything we cover will have been written about on the site by the time we discuss it) but rather one focused on in-depth analysis and assessment.

This week’s episode features Senior Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara, Columnist R, and Airways Editor In Chief Enrique Perella. Enrique and R were reporting live from the Farnborough Airshow, and naturally the primary topic of discussion was recapping the major themes from the week-long event in the UK.

    • AirAsia’s order for 100 A321neos – what were some of the driving factors behind the order?
    • Avianca Brazil’s order for 62 A320neos – does it make sense given the context of Avianca’s finances and Latin America’s downturn?
    • Boeing’s new, stretched 737 MAX 7 – what do we think of Boeing’s new approach?
    • What’s the scoop on the new Turkish Regional Jet
    • The war of words between Embraer and Bombardier
    • And much more

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