AINdebrief Episode 9 | May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020, 4:14 PM

In this week’s episode, AIN Wichita-based editor Jerry Siebenmark marks the first flight of the Cessna SkyCourier, a new high-wing, turboprop twin from Textron Aviation; senior editor Charles Alcock gives new developments on the eVTOL front, including a new aircraft from a just-announced startup called Archer and a U.S. Senate bill that could hurt Chinese companies such as eVTOL manufacturer EHang; senior editor Curt Epstein highlights 2019 and first-quarter results from Swiss aircraft maker Pilatus and talks about an Embraer Legacy 600 that was confiscated in Nigeria for allegedly breaking Covid travel restrictions; senior editor Kerry Lynch overviews issues facing the air charter industry as people look to travel again in the post-Covid era; and editor-in-chief Matt Thurber shares news about the first FAA certification for Garmin’s Autoland system (in the Piper M600) and how ADS-B data could be used for turbulence warnings and forecasts.