Joe Anselmo

Joe Anselmo
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Joseph C. Anselmo became Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology in 2013, leading a team of more than two dozen aerospace journalists in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.  


Anselmo has 27 years of experience as a Washington, D.C.-based editor and reporter, covering a wide array of business, political, military, space and technology issues at Aviation Week, Congressional Quarterly and the Washington Post Co. 


Under his leadership, Aviation Week has won numerous accolades for its in-depth reporting and deep dives into aerospace technology, including six Jesse H. Neal Journalism Awards and numerous Aerospace Media Awards.


In 2015, Anselmo helped spearhead a digital initiative that provides subscribers with fresh content every day via mobile phones, tablets or desktop computers. To mark Aviation Week's 100th anniversary in 2016, the publication's entire archive -- more than 440,000 pages of covers, articles and advertisements -- was digitzed into a searchable online archive.


During his reporting career, Anselmo won three Aerospace Journalist of the Year awards. A graduate of Ohio University, he was elected three times to the National Press Club’s Board of Governors, including one term as board chairman. 

New Airbus Americas Chief On Iran, C Series And NMA  1
Airbus Americas Chairman and CEO Jeff Knittel answers five key questions from Aviation Week editors.
Podcast: Winners and Losers as Trump Scuttles Iran Deal 6
Airbus and Boeing could be stuck with dozens of passenger airplanes, but missile defense sales could see an uptick. Aviation Week editors discuss the unfolding scenarios.
Podcast: What’s the Holdup on Air Traffic Modernization? 1
Aviation Week Network editors discuss what needs to be done to move forward and why business aviation isn’t more enthusiastic.
Quebec Minister Defends C Series Handoff To AIrbus  1
“We’re going to see small and medium-sized companies here in Montreal get the opportunity to deal with Airbus as suppliers,” said Dominque Anglade.
Podcast: Sizing Up the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Competition 1
In the three-way race to make an unmanned carrier-based tanker aircraft, Boeing, General Atomics and Lockheed Martin have revealed new design details, including their choice of engine, and in one case, the ability to carry weapons.
Analysts: U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Shake Out In Boeing’s Favor 
A growing U.S.-China trade dispute could ultimately benefit Boeing if Beijing moves to order more U.S.-made aircraft to placate President Donald Trump, according to a new analysts’ report.
Podcast: How Skunk Works and SpaceX are Pushing the Edge 2
Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss the unveiling of the tailless UAV and SpaceX’s unique testing strategy.
Podcast: A Wild Week In Aerospace
Defense contractors are big winners as a U.S. budget deal supercharges military funding, but commercial contractors could be casualties as a U.S.-China trade dispute escalates. Aviation Week editors weigh in on the implications.
Spirit AeroSystems Chief Looks to Tomorrow's Technologies 
As Spirit AeroSystems ramps up to unprecedented production rates, CEO looks ahead to additive manufacturing, composites, supersonic bizjets and air taxis.
Tariff Dispute Underscores Boeing Reliance On China  47
How much pain would Boeing feel if China decides to target U.S.-made aircraft in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel?
Spirit AeroSystems Targets Big Savings From 3D Printing 
Leading aircraft structures supplier Spirit AeroSystems believes new additive manufacturing techniques it is developing with partners Norsk Titanium and Boeing could help Spirit eventually save 70% in costs on the material it uses in some aircraft programs.
Spirit AeroSystems Has ‘Firepower’ To Make Acquisitions, CEO Says 
Spirit AeroSystems CEO Tom Gentile said he is watching what is happening at rival and supplier GKN Aerospace and remains in contact with the British company’s leadership.
Five Questions For Bombardier Aircraft’s Commercial Sales Chief 
Bombardier exec talks about C Series plans with Airbus and his take on a potential Boeing-Embraer tie-up.
Airbus Integration “Top Priority” for Bombardier 6
Bombardier and Airbus could have a final assembly line in the U.S. up and running within a year of a go-ahead, but it remains undecided where Delta C Series jets ordered will be produced.
C Series interior
C Series Integration With Airbus Is Bombardier’s ‘Top Priority’ 
Bombardier and Airbus could have a C Series final assembly line in the U.S. up and running within a year of a go-ahead, but it remains undecided whether CS100s ordered by Delta Air Lines will be produced there or in Canada, a senior Bombardier executive said.
Tariff Dispute Underscores Boeing Reliance On China
March 15, 2018

Actually, it is not a misleading comment. Both Boeing's Randy Tinseth and Spirit's Tom Gentile say that one out of every three 737s is sold to a Chinese customer.


Commercial Spending Will Lead MRO Field In 2018
January 2, 2018

Thanks for noting. It was indeed a typo and has been corrected.

The UFO Debate: Revenge of the Aliens?
December 22, 2017

The obit exists in our digital archive. There is a link to it in the piece above.

Evolving Aviation Week: You Asked, We Listened
December 11, 2017

Thanks for writing. I've asked our subscription department to reach out to you.
Best wishes,
Joe Anselmo

Opinion: Enough With The Hypocrisy, Boeing
December 8, 2017

Thanks for asking. This trade dispute was back in the spotlight this week over news that the Canadian government is likely to scrap plans to buy $5 billion worth of Boeing F/A...

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