Most Recent Blog Posts

Sep 19, 2014

Higher and Faster in the X-15

Fifty five years ago this week test pilot Scott Crossfield flew the North American Aviation X-15 rocket plane on its first powered flight....More
Sep 08, 2014

Boeing’s Baby Jetliner – Five Decades of Growth

The high density MAX 8 version is a far cry from the stubby little 82-seat design originally envisioned by Boeing in the mid-1960s for its 737 launch....More
Sep 08, 2014

1970: Boeing Cutbacks Batter Seattle

The economic downturn that battered Boeing's Seattle hometown in 1970 was the subject special report in Aviation Week & Space Technology....More
Sep 05, 2014

1971: DC-10 Pilot Report

Almost exactly 43 years ago this week, Aviation Week subscribers were settling down to enjoy a pilot’s report on the brand new McDonnell Douglas DC-....More
Sep 04, 2014

1981: SR-71 Pilot Report

AW&ST's Los Angeles bureau chief (and later managing editor), Robert Ropelewski, wrote the first SR-71 pilot report by an aerospace journalist....More
Sep 03, 2014

Virgin Atlantic's Cruise Ship In The Sky

Virgin Atlantic had big plans for its Airbus A380s back in late 2000....More
Sep 01, 2014

Technology Surprise, 1945-Style

The forward-swept-wing, four-jet, fixed-landing-gear Junkers Ju287 looks weird today. Think what it looked like in 1945....More
Aug 29, 2014

Lockheed’s Stunning Spy Satellite Loss – And Comeback

In September 1999, the National Reconnaissance Office dumped its incumbent imagery satellite contractor, Lockheed Martin, in favor of a bolder and....More
Mar 12, 2014

1989: F-117A Stealth Fighter Revelation

A fuzzy, low-quality photo marked a milestone event....More
Feb 19, 2014

1969: 747 First Flight - Will it live to 50?

With Jack Wadell and Brian Wygle at the controls, the Boeing 747 took off for its first flight from Everett on Feb. 9, 1969. Read Aviation Week's....More
Feb 18, 2014

2006: Frank Lanza's Final Interview

L-3 Communications’ co-founder Frank Lanza was a colorful CEO....More
Dec 31, 2013

Unmasking the RQ-180

Aviation Week uncovers a highly classified aircraft – the RQ-180 – that has been developed by Northrop Grumman in secret....More
Dec 19, 2013

Meet the SR-72

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works revealed exclusively to Aviation Week that it is ready to begin development of the SR-72....More
Dec 07, 2013

1988: Stealth Unveiled

An Aviation Week editor overcame U.S. Air Force efforts to keep the B-2's stealth features secret by literally going over everyone's heads at the....More
Nov 10, 2013

Mach 3 Cruise Stealth Multirole Jet Unveiled!

About 50 years ago, Aviation Week's editor, Bob Hotz, set up a meeting with senior U.S. Air Force leaders....More
What's From The Archives?

Editorial highlights from the magazine's long and rich history

Blog Archive

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×