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May 31, 2016

Luftwaffe Steals Berlin Air Show1

The acronym ILA stands for Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtaustellung (International Aerospace Show) but it has always been very much a German....More
May 25, 2016

Canada's Snowbirds Team - Unique In Military Aviation

The day the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds team came to Washington...and landed at the city's international airport....More
May 18, 2016

On The ATAC! Legacy Fighters At The Cutting Edge Of Warfare11

Aviation Week recently visited one company who use fighters of a bygone age in the most modern of warfare scenarios....More
Apr 14, 2016

Flying with the Army's Golden Knights1

For almost 60 years the US Army's freefall parachutist display team has wowed the crowds across the USA and from time to time, abroad. On a....More
Apr 11, 2016

U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon In New Radar Trials4

For almost 40 years the US Navy has flown P-3 Orions out of Dallas-Love Field airport, operated by a little-known unit said to be called NASC-FS or....More
Apr 08, 2016

RNLAF KDC-10 F-35 Aerial Refueling Premier3

The Royal Netherlands Air Force received its national certification for aerial refueling of the F-35 after both Dutch fighters of this type received....More
Feb 15, 2016

First Belgian NH90 Pilot Qualified For Landing On Frigates

The first Belgian NH90 Caiman pilot was qualifed Feb. 11 to land on the deck  of a frigate. Accompanied by a Dutch instructor, the pilot made 10....More
Jan 13, 2016

Germany Begins Negotiations With Israel On Leasing Heron TP

The Bundeswehr has begun negotiations on leasing Israel Aerospace Industries armed Heron TP medium-range long-endurance unmanned aerial systems to....More
Jan 08, 2016

German Tornados Begin Recce Mission Against Islamic State1

Two Luftwaffe Tornado Recce aircraft conducted their first reconnaissance mission against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq Jan. 8....More
Jan 07, 2016

Belgium, Spain Take Over Baltic Air Policing

Spanish Eurofighter Typhoons and Belgian F-16s took over NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission for the first four months of 2016 from Germany and....More
Dec 24, 2015

2015 Photo Contest Winners Are A High-Flying Bunch

One of my responsibilities as director of editorial content production at Aviation Week is managing the Aviation Week Photo Contest each year. I tell....More
Dec 21, 2015

AGS Gets Off The Ground1

The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Global Hawks made its maiden flight over the weekend as Airbus Defence and Space prepared to....More
Dec 16, 2015

Luftwaffe Begins Refueling Anti-IS Coalition Aircraft 

The Bundewehr mission to support the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) began on the night of Dec. 15-16 with the aerial refueling of....More
Dec 11, 2015

Luftwaffe Prepares For First Sorties Over Syria

With its arrival at Incirlik air base Dec. 10, the Luftwaffe is preparing missions over Syria. Luftwaffe Brig.Gen. Andreas Schick, commander of....More
Dec 10, 2015

Two Tornados Take Off For Turkey

Two Tornado Recce aircraft of Taktischer Luftwaffengeschwader (Tactical Air Force Squadron) 51 "Immelmann" took off from their base in Jagel Dec. 10....More
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Aug 26, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 8

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
Aug 23, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 23

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More
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