AvTalk Episode 23: Ground Stop

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Summary: On this episode of AvTalk we recap the meltdown at JFK Airport in New York after a blizzard that forced some flights to wait over 7 hours for a gate. A 737 tries to go swimming in the Black Sea. We review the 2017 Airbus and Boeing delivery numbers. And we remember a few moments from this week in aviation history.<br> JFK Meltdown<br> We addressed JFK’s meltdown in a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=298Up4mwTHk">special YouTube episode</a>, but in this episode we look in to see if the situation has been resolved. Spoiler: it hasn’t. We also talk about the various investigations underway and <a href="https://nypost.com/2018/01/16/the-time-has-come-to-privatize-jfk-airport/">Jason offers some ideas on how to fix it</a>.<br> This week in Aviation History<br> This week marked the 9th anniversary of the <a href="https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/N106US">‘Miracle on the Hudson’</a>, the successful water landing and evacuation of a US Airways A320 in the Hudson River, and the 10th anniversary of the <a href="https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/G-YMMM">BA38 forced landing at London-Heathrow</a> after losing power in both engines.<br> 2017 Airbus and Boeing Delivery Numbers<br> We review the <a href="https://blog.flightradar24.com/blog/highlights-from-the-airbus-2017-delivery-figures/">Airbus</a> and <a href="https://blog.flightradar24.com/blog/highlights-from-the-boeing-2017-delivery-figures/">Boeing</a> delivery numbers for 2017 and hit some of the highlights. We also talk about how financially ill-equipped we are to purchase an aircraft from either manufacturer.<br> Pegasus PC8622<br> A <a href="https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/tc-cpf#101dd659">Pegasus 737 overran the runway</a> in Trabzon this week, sliding down a cliff toward the Black Sea.<br> <br> The daylight images of the Pegasus Airlines 737-800 that ran off the runway at Trabzon (and off a cliff) are just unreal. <a href="https://t.co/rrBk1mQ6ut">https://t.co/rrBk1mQ6ut</a> Curiously, the network blurred out the branding on the aircraft. (via IHA News) <a href="https://t.co/tpQJ8QyzgC">pic.twitter.com/tpQJ8QyzgC</a><br> — Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/952604457463787520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 14, 2018</a><br> <br> Goodbye Redwood<br> As part of the Alaska Airlines + Virgin America merger, the airlines are now operating under the Alaska operating certificate and the Virgin America callsign ‘Redwood’ has gone away. We’re also keeping an eye on <a href="https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n625va">N625VA</a>, which may be the first former Virgin America A320 in Alaska Airlines paint.<br> Ground Stop<br> Our first in a series of glossary terms. What’s a ground stop? We answer that question.<br> Let us know what you think<br> Like the podcast? Have suggestions for future shows? Let us know by leaving us a <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/avtalk-aviation-podcast/id1215571407?mt=2">review on iTunes</a>. Reviews on iTunes not only help us make a better show, they help more people find the podcast! Want to send us additional feedback, just <a href="mailto:podcast@fr24.com">email us</a>.<br>