Episode A340 - It's a (sort of) PTUK Special

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Join Carlos, Matt, Nev, Armando and Captain Nick from the APG Podcast for this week's episode of the Number One UK Aviation Podcast, PTUK!

In this week's show Airbus reveal their first A321 Freighter conversion, British Airways has a change of Boss, and Singapore Airlines opens what could be the world's largest restaurant in an A380. In the military the Philippines receive some new Tucano's, and the USAF has got some new top secret tech in their Fighter jets. We also have a very special piece written by Captain Nick all about the A340 and this weeks aviation in my life comes from Alan Loveday. Search social media for 'PlaneTalkingUK' Whatsapp Number - +44 757 22 491 66 Email - podcast@planetalkinguk.com Website - www.planetalkinguk.com Captain Nick Twitter - @oldplot

Here are the links to the stories we featured this week :

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First flight of A321 freighter conversion https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/321-precision-conversions-completes-first-flight-of-a321-converted-freighter/140576.article

Ryanair to close Cork and Shannon bases for the winter https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/1015/1171650-ryanair-base-closures/

Ryanair starts competing with PTUK's Story number 2! https://www.air-journal.fr/2020-10-13-un-podcast-pour-ryanair-5223252.html

FAA Releases Final Rule On Cessna Strut-Attached A.D. https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/news/the-latest/2020/10/13/faa-releases-final-rule-on-cessna-strut-attached-a-d/

British Airways' boss replaced https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54505840

Malaysia Airlines takes measures to protect mental health of aviation workers https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/travel/2020/10/08/malaysian-airlines-take-measures-to-protect-mental-health-of-aviation-workers

https://www.biospectrumasia.com/news/52/16619/naluri-partners-with-malaysia-aviation-group-for-psychological-wellbeing.html

https://www.humanresourcesonline.net/malaysia-aviation-group-launches-upskilling-and-reskilling-programme-for-over-2-000-employees

ZIPAIR And Collins Partner To Let You Order Refreshments From Your Phone https://simpleflying.com/zipair-smartphone-ordering/

British Airways Threatens Those Who Criticize The Airline https://onemileatatime.com/british-airways-threatens-those-who-criticize-airline/

1500th A330 delivered to Delta Airlines https://www.air-journal.fr/2020-10-13-airbus-le-1500eme-a330-pour-delta-air-lines-video-5223251.html

Singapore A380's turning into pop up restaurants https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8831691/Singapore-Airlines-turns-grounded-jets-pop-restaurants-serving-class-meals-470.html

MILITARY

Philippines takes formal delivery of six Super Tucanos https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/philippines-takes-formal-delivery-of-six-super-tucanos/140619.article

The Air Force's Secret New Fighter Jet Could Pack This Highly Classified Tech https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a34317041/air-force-secret-new-fighter-jet-technology/

GE closes on first flight of Catalyst turboprop engine https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/ge-closes-on-first-flight-of-catalyst-turboprop-engine/140543.article

F/A-18F trap landing from a great, different perspective. https://theaviationist.com/2020/10/13/amazing-footage-shows-the-inputs-on-throttle-and-stick-required-to-manual-land-a-super-hornet-on-a-carrier/

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