Episode 206 – Farnborough 2012 – Planning for Optimism

Airplane Geeks Podcast show

Summary: David Parker Brown from Airline Reporter.com joins us fresh from the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow to give us his perspectives. Pieter Johnson also attended and gives us his view of the flightline and aerial display. Speaking of airshows, listener Seb Spencer provides an audio report from the 2012 Royal International Air Tattoo. The week’s aviation news: Spotlight turns to output as Boeing wins show Bombardier Aerospace Concludes a Successful Farnborough Airshow Boeing Plans 737 Production Transition Dem lawmaker files bill to require airlines to seat families together US Airways executives discuss fees, amenities David’s Aircraft of the Week is the Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic In this week’s Australia Desk report: Virgin tops Qantas in the latest SkyTrax Awards, Qantas deploying iPads for their Boeing pilots to use in flight, The Australian Aerial Agricultural Association says the carbon tax will add at least $18 per hour to their operating costs for crop dusting, Qantas sets up a new travel website called www.hooroo.com Find more from Grant and Steve at the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124. Australia Desk archives can be found at www.australiadesk.net. In this week’s Across the Pond segment: Pieter attends the Farnborough 2012 International Trade and Air Show and gives us his view of the flightline and aerial display. He also wraps up Day 3 of the Trade Show with an interview with Tim Robinson from Aerospace International with some interesting developments from Virgin and Richard Branson. Also on show was the new Boeing 737Max Winglets. Quite a nice piece of engineering design, almost artistic! Find Pieter on Twitter as @Nascothornet, on his blog Alpha Tango Papa, on Facebook at XTPMedia, and at the Aviation Xtended podcast. Mentioned on the podcast: Initial Flight Testing Complete For PW1200G NRC Confirms Importance Of Humidity To Ice Crystal Engine Icing Company Patents Safety Technology Paul Filmer Airsoc.com Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.