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Jun 11, 2015

VIDEO: F-35A Refueling Hook Up6

Here's a video of an F-35A from Edwards AFB, California, topping off during Green Flag hosted at Nellis AFB, Nevada....More
Jun 03, 2015

Boom Time For Boeing Tanker13

EMD1, the first test aircraft in Boeing’s KC-46A engineering and manufacturing design program, is beginning fuel system ground tests at Paine Field,....More
Jun 02, 2015

Navweek: Pac Man 1

The American people could not ask for a better U.S. host during these most contentious of times in the Asia-Pacific than Adm. Harry Harris....More
May 28, 2015

Videos: F-35B Operational Test Trials28

Aviation Week's Senior Pentagon Editor witnessed aviation history aboard USS Wasp for the first-ever F-35B Operational Test (OT-1) trials off the....More
May 13, 2015

VE Day Flyover: World War 2 Plane Makes Unscheduled Landing

A TBM-3 Avenger participating in last week’s VE Day 70th Anniversary flypast over Washington had to make an emergency landing at Reagan National....More
May 11, 2015

NavWeek: China Coastal Catch8

China last year accelerated its plans to “reclaim” areas like the Spratly Islands, and the Asian giant is banking on its coast guard to protect its....More
May 11, 2015

NATO Tigers Head For Turkey

The most eastern of the Tiger Meets yet, this year’s event from May 4-16 was unfortunately also one of the smallest with just seven of the 23 regular....More
May 11, 2015

Apache Helicopters Return To Skies Of Mali

Royal Netherlands Air Force Apaches are flying again following their grounding due to the crash of one of the attack helicopters in Mali March 17,....More
Apr 27, 2015

NavWeek: Ready, Willing and Abe1

Asia-Pacific watchers agree – there’s a lot riding on this week’s U.S. visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....More
Apr 13, 2015

NavWeek: Ballistic Bombast21

China may be able to take out an American aircraft carrier with its feared DF-21 antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) without even taking a shot....More
Apr 03, 2015

NavWeek: Chinese Fireworks17

As the U.S. takes sharper aim at the Asia-Pacific, China has American military vulnerabilities more squarely in its sights, according to regional....More
Apr 02, 2015

UAE’s Mysterious Airbase11

Airfields are blossoming in the desert of the United Arab Emirates, with Google Earth revealing a new facility in the desert near the country’s....More
Mar 31, 2015

Operation Decisive Storm -- Air Power Over Yemen10

A Saudi-led coalition of Middle Eastern and African states has started a major air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen. We take a look at the air....More
Mar 26, 2015

Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation....More
Mar 25, 2015

Nigerian Air Force Gets More Alpha Jets

The Nigerian Air Force has acquired at least two Dornier Alpha Jets to add to its current fleet....More
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Sep 18, 2015

The U.S.-Russian Moon Landing That Never Happened (1963) 7

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is well known for the 1961 speech to Congress in which he made the Apollo program a national goal. Less remembered is his controversial offer two years later to cooperate with the Soviet Union on a manned lunar landing....More
Sep 10, 2015

Airbus A380 Is Your Hotel In The Sky (2001) 5

In a September 2001 advertisement, Airbus promised to bring glamour back to passenger travel with its new A380, comparing the double-decker airliner to a hotel....More
Sep 9, 2015

Pratt & Whitney's Record Behind the DC-6 Record (1947) 2

Pratt & Whitney takes to the cover of AVIATION to credit its Double Wasp engines for the DC-6's record transatlantic flight....More
Aug 27, 2015

Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 22

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
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