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Mar 26, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
Mar 11, 2015

Gemini 8: First Docking, First Space Emergency (1966)1

Like most missions with the two-seat Gemini capsules, Gemini 8 started out to be a first. As it turned out, there were two firsts in the mission....More
Mar 05, 2015

GE’s Failed Play For Honeywell (2001)

Industry consolidation may well be coming, but there will probably not be a repeat of the Darwinian spectacle that occurred between the mid-1990s and....More
Mar 04, 2015

1957: Broken Arrow39

The most capable interceptor of the 1960s might not have been American or Russian, or even British, French or Swedish....More
Mar 02, 2015

1969: The Concorde's Hopeful First Flight3

On March 2, 1969, Aviation Week’s Donald Fink was on hand to witness the first flight of the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde in Toulouse, France....More
Feb 27, 2015

Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in....More
Feb 25, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Lockheed Martin U-2 (1999)

In 1999 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief reached the highest altitude he had ever flown, in a U-2. Read his pilot report....More
Feb 20, 2015

1973: Automating Airline Systems, Ring!

What could airlines do in 1973 to cut maintenance costs? Embrace technology like computers and automated test equipment!....More
Feb 19, 2015

33 Years Ago – Boeing 757 Makes First Flight (1982)6

The Boeing 757 made its first flight on Feb. 19, 1982, and it was not without its challenges....More
Feb 17, 2015

Southwest Airlines’ “Hot Pants” and “Love Potions.” (1971)4

Southwest Airlines made the cover of Aviation Week....More
Feb 13, 2015

Cover-to-Cover: Summer of Apollo 11 (1969)

Aviation Week has covered scores of technological triumphs over its history, but no achievement received as much prominence as the Apollo 11 moon....More
Feb 06, 2015

707 Flight Testing – And Not Talking About Rolls (1956)2

Our 1956 test pilot story goes into great detail about the overall impressive handling capabilities of the Boeing 707....More
Feb 02, 2015

The Long Sordid Path To KC-46 (2011)23

What should have been a straightforward integration to modify a commercial jet with refueling and cargo systems evolved into the procurement scandal....More
Jan 29, 2015

Supersonic Scoop (1947)3

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had....More
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