For our latest Check 6 podcast Aviation Week's international editor Robert Wall returns intact to Paris from China and joins senior Pentagon editor Amy Butler and senior technology editor Graham Warwick, both in Washington, to discuss:
- Is criticism of the MV-22 tiltrotor's operational limits and reliability issues in Iraq justified, and what does it mean for the Osprey's pending deployment to Afghanistan?
- As Airbus begins delivering A320s to local airlines from its new final-assembly line in Tianjin, what's behind the European giant's move into China?
- Why are cancellation of the missile-defence Kinetic Energy Interceptor and doubts circling round NASA's Ares I sending shivers through the US solid-rocket-motor industrial base?
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