The recommendations—four new and four revisions of previously issued requests—come as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) prepares for a high-level safety conference in early February to address many of the same issues....More
A major operational test series planned for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been abandoned in an attempt to protect the schedule for delivering a fully operational aircraft, according to the just-released fiscal 2014 report on the program from the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test & Evaluation....More
Visual cues are a pilot’s most-important sensory input. Since good eyesight is essential for safe operation of an aircraft, pilots must demonstrate adequate visual performance at every aeromedical exam....More
Aviation Week’s Person of the Year is the figure who had the most impact—for better or, in this case, worse—on aerospace and aviation over the year. In 2014, Putin’s actions roiled defense, space and commercial aviation....More
The comments follow Airbus’s formal launch of its longer-range A321neo on Jan. 13 and reinforce Boeing’s view that the current-replacement market for the 757 may not be as large as Airbus forecasts....More
It’s not just about the Aviation Week team’s ability to connect with our readers, but to connect our communities with each other, share knowledge and opinion, and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the A&D industry....More
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Boeing's "terrible teen" 787s—so dubbed as they were heavy, early-build aircraft in need of modification—sit with a 747-8 on Paine Field's Runway 29 at the company's factory in Everett, Washington. The image was captured July 26, 2014, by DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite. A proliferation of diverse spacecraft has allowed for imagery products to go beyond mere pictures. High revisit rates can allow for analysts to form an understanding of the "human geography," or patterns of life at a target, offering to customers business or strategic intelligence to customers that was previously only available to governments. A special report explores this and other trends in remote sensing.
The boom in small Earth-observation satellites is expanding a market in which businesses and governments alike can gather valuable insight for monitoring climate change, political hot spots, business activities and disaster zones.
During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
It was not a long weekend like it was in the States, but I felt the presence of the Belgian army on the streets of Brussels Jan. 17 when I saw a Light Multirole Vehicle bristling with antennas turn the corner on Rue Royale and drive past the parliament....More