The Simple Flying Podcast - hosted by Joanna Bailey, and Tom Boon is your go to podcast for commercial aviation news and insight. We discuss the top commercial aviation news stories each week, all of the stories discussed can be found on simpleflying.com.
Join Jo and Tom for the latest commercial aviation news roundup. Included today are conversations on: The latest sustainability news EVA Air slides off a taxiway A couple of interesting airworthiness directives Vistara Air India Merger Update on the C919 and MC-21
Join Jo as she sits down for a chat with one of the internet's favourite airline captains, Petter Hörnfeldt, better known as Mentour Pilot. We'll talk about what got him into aviation in the first place, and what led him to start making videos for YouTube. We'll talk about his success both in the cockpit and in the air, as well as getting into some…
In episode 144 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Air Astana's Boeing 787 lease Indian aviation update Silk Way West's Boeing 777X order Ameriflight crash (and what it has to do with dogs) Tom's weekly Airbus A380 update
In episode 143 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Boeing vs. Airbus in October Ryanair invests $200m in its 737 winglets An ITA Airways sale update China Southern retires the Airbus A380 Elonjet won't be banned from Twitter
In episode 142 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Teruel Scraps Its 1st Airbus A380 Korean Air Airbus A330 Accident Lufthansa's 1st Boeing 787 flight United's historic return to Brisbane Boeing makes another quarterly loss
In episode 141 of the Simple Flying podcast, Tom is flying around Europe, so host Jo is joined by Captain Chris, an Airbus A350 training pilot at Virgin Atlantic, for a candid chat covering, Long-haul flight recovery Aviation's staffing levels Obnoxious passenger behavior The industry's biggest challenges And more…
In episode 140 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Lufthansa's new cabin concept Air New Zealand's wind problem Stansted Airport could be eying Airbus A380 services Lift's expansion plans in South Africa Ryanair cuts its Berlin schedule over price row
In episode 139 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom meet with aviation legend Sam Chui. While chatting, we'll discuss how Sam makes a living from traveling the world, his favorite airlines, what it was like to fly on Concorde, and much more.
In episode 138 of the Simple Flying podcast, yous hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Eviation's Alice takes its first flight Airbus launches an A350F livery competition Russia is axed from the ICAO Council FlyArystan takes delivery of its 1st brand new plane SOFIA takes its final flight... what now?
In episode 137 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, American Airlines reveals new flagship business product Altitude 22 A dive into Avelo Airlines Emirates Business class experience A look at the air cargo market - has the bottom dropped out?
In episode 136 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Oktoberfest is Back! Rwandair could join oneworld Ryanair extends Airbus A320 leases Heart Aerospace gets votes of confidence from several major players Airbus A380 auction coming up
In episode 135 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, How the Queen flew and King Charles III's first flight, The shortest Airbus A380 flights, United orders another eVTOL Doha is becoming a oneworld mega hub What happened on our recent Etihad Airways Webinar
In episode 134 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Israel bans quadjets, Rolls-Royce ditches its new Boeing 747-400 Saudi Arabia's big aviation plans Lufthansa battles against strikes Northern Pacific's cabin is revealed
In episode 133 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Lufthansa takes delivery of its 1st Boeing 787 Boeing is building its last 747 Jumbo Jet Qantas relaunches JFK flights... via Aukland? What's happening with Nigeria's international carriers Finnair has a new best friend in Doha…
In episode 132 of the Simple Flying podcast, your host Tom sits down with Birgir Jonsson, CEO of PLAY Airlines, as we look back on the airline's first year, look to the future of PLAY, and touch on how a volcanic eruption has recently caused a bit of a stir in passenger demand. *Due to circumstances out of our control, the audio quality this week m…
In episode 131 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Jake discuss: Russian aviation update Ethiopian's new 5th Freedom route So many Qantas 737 incidents Loganair twin celebrations What's the latest with the Virgin Atlantic A330neo?
In episode 130 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss: Airbus Cancels Qatar's A350 Order Boeing to resume 787 deliveries 777X vs A350 fuselage width Indian airline startups BA is prepping last Airbus A380 for return
In episode 129 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, JetBlue's Spirit Airlines persistence pays off British Airways confirms Boeing 777X delivery delay Why Boom Supersonic has redesigned its plane Lufthansa faces strike action from multiple directions Nancy Pelosi breaks a flight tracking record…
In episode 128 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts, Jo and Tom, look back at the Farnborough Airshow, discussing, A sit down with Akbar Al Baker Orders placed during the show airBaltic's long-haul options Sustainability: A key show message Tim Clark & Willie Walsh on Heathrow chaos
In this episode, Jo is joined by Derek Nseko, Founder and CEO of Airspace Africa, and the Founder of an important STEM Program called iFly. We chat through our feedback from the recent AviaDev Africa conference, discuss the opportunities and challenges facing African Aviation, and get the lowdown on what Derek is doing to inspire the next generatio…
Welcome to episode 126 of the Simple Flying podcast! In today's episode, Jo and Tom talk about: Lufthansa’s A380 will return to the fleet Airbus breaks a record with massive Chinese order Farnborough Airshow is back The restart and growth plans of South African Airways Hahn Airport is saved and has big plans for the future…
This week Tom is back, but Jo has flown off to enjoy winter in South Africa. In Episode 125 of the Simple Flying Podcast, Tom is joined by our routes analyst James Pearson to speak about everything routes, from how new routes are decided, to why the right jet is crucial.
In Episode 124 Jo is joined by Simple Flying's Lead Sustainability Journalist Linnea to discuss the world's first 100% sustainable aviation fuel flight, Boeing's new ecoDemonstrator, the A321XLR's first flight, and much more. We reflect on the highlights of the Sustainable Aviation Futures conference and some of the early titbits coming out of the …
In episode 123 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, Wizz Air CEO's comments on fatigue cause a commotion 5 cool things we saw at AIX Hamburg Rwanda deportation flights Korean Air hiring Airbus A380 pilots Happy Birthday to Honeywell's Boeing 757
In episode 122 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, Comair hits turbulence Europe's air travel meltdown Qatar Airbus A350 drama latest Aviation's jubilee celebrations Condor's new Airbus A330neo cabin NOTE: Since this episode was recorded Comair has filed for liquidation.
In episode 121 of the Simple Flying podcast, host Tom is joined by Kevin LaRosa, the Aerial Coordinator and Stunt Pilot on the film Top Gun: Maverick. We'll talk about what it was like to work on the film, how Kevin got to his current position, and more. If you miss our usual news updates don't worry! These will be back as usual from next week.…
In episode 120 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom sit down with Michael Green, the CEO, and co-founder of Athena Security. We take a deep dive into his innovative security solution and gain some insight into airport security in general.
In episode 119 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, South African Airways gets sold for three dollars Star Alliance CEO sees spike in biometrics Jet Airways is back - almost Korean Air’s Surprise A380 Return A smartphone earns frequent flyer silver status with Qantas
In episode 118 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, ANA confirms the return of the Airbus A380 Jo recaps her chat with the CEO of Boom Supersonic Lufthansa reaffirms its commitment in the 777X with a new order CemAir - The South African airline with big expansion plans Tom tours Terminal 3 at Frankfurt Airport…
In episode 117 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Mergers in the Americas Another Boeing 777X delay Project Sunrise is go There are finally A380s on the American aircraft register Pilot shortages and schedule cuts
In episode 116 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, S7 is suspended from the oneworld alliance Malaysia Airlines' future strategy Emirates eyes a full network recovery next year Qatar Airways loses A321neo court case British Airways plans more Airbus A380 flights than ever before…
In episode 115 of the Simple Flying podcast, Tom and Jo deviate from the typical format to sit down with ADSB Exchange's Founder and President, Dan Streufert. With Dan we'll chat through everything from how it's possible and legal to track Air Force One, to how eVTOL aircraft will fit into the skies.…
In episode 114 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Spirit has competing bids from Frontier and JetBlue Emirates returns to London Stansted with the 777 The new Jet Airways Air France firms its Airbus A350F order 2021's busiest airports
In episode 113 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Condor's colorful new livery Etihad's Airbus A350 launch How Royal Air Maroc adds to the oneworld network The longest and shortest international flights The best of aviation on April Fools day 2022
In episode 122 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, What's happening with Eastern Airlines British Airways resumes short-haul international flights at London Gatwick How airBaltic's Airbus A220 gamble paid off Tom's African adventure St Helena is back on the flight schedule
In episode 111 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, The China Eastern crash Air Canada's Airbus A321XLR order Lufthansa's quadjet operations The Antonov An-225 drama A recap of our Air Astana webinar
In episode 110 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Comair's South African grounding Air Astana's impressive 2021 results PW4000 Boeing 777s could fly again soon Lufthansa resumes Airbus A340-600 Flights Boeing eyes Dreamliner delivery resumption
In episode 109 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, Manufacturers pull out of Russia - What's the impact? The world's largest plane has been destroyed Embraer pursues the freight market, Tom's Norwegian trip, Titan Airway's Boeing 737 Classic is flying
In episode 108 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo catch up with Andy Taylor, Chief Solutions Officer at NATS to talk about everything from digital control towers to the impact of COVID on air navigation service providers.
In episode 107 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Ryanair shifts to Hahn Airport Bonza reveals its initial route network The Airbus A220 is still gaining altitude The FAA updates on Boeing 787 certification Emirates A380 tags are coming!
In episode 106 of the Simple Flying, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, SAS plans lots of long-haul A321 action Finnair refreshes long-haul cabins International flying is looking up at Qantas Embraer's new Tech Shark livery Boeing's inkjet painting revolution
In episode 105 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, Spirit/Frontier merger Qatar Airways' huge Boeing order Ryanair is happy with MAX, unhappy with Boeing Inside Hans Airways’ business plan Plans drawn up for an Airbus A380 Hotel
In episode 104 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Play announces its 3rd US destination Door ripped off a BA 777 UK government flies an A321neo to Australia First Antarctic Boeing 737 MAX flight Elon Musk offers student $5k to stop tracking his plane
In episode 103 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, The latest in Qatar Airways's paint drama with Airbus Northern Pacific's livery reveal 5G and aviation - What's going on? An update on Air India The DOJ charges four for Air Piracy after May's Ryanair diversion
As Jo was enjoying the sun in Los Angeles at the Northern Pacific Airlines launch, host Tom took the opportunity to catch up with Simple Flying's resident photographer Vincenzo Pace to discuss planes, spotting, and the new ITA livery.
In episode 101 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Airbus meets its 2021 delivery targets Delivering an Airbus satellite to SpaceX An Airbus A220 update Ryanair scraps its Frankfurt base Boeing's big Allegiant win
We've reached 100 episodes of the Simple Flying podcast, and in this episode your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Paint flaking on Boeing 787s Japanese Boeing 747 potato flights Birds killed in Berlin Hi Fly's new speed record Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia & Indonesia
In episode 99 of the Simple Flying podcast, Tom and Jo take a look back at Simple Flying's top stories of 2021.
In episode 98 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom sit down with IAG Cargo, and discuss everything from preighters and their role in the pandemic, how a cargo airline with no planes works, and even the strangest cargo carried by the airline. Joining us for this special episode are Darren Peek, Head of Sales at IAG Cargo, and Fernando…
In episode 97 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Airbus' Qatar A350 drama The Boeing 777X's sustainability Only one A380 left to deliver UAE-Nigeria flight drama Get vaccinated on a historic Airbus A300