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May 01, 2015

From The Archives: 1956 Lockheed Job Advert

Less than a year after the U-2 Dragon Lady made its first flight, Lockheed was enticing jobseekers in the engineering field with ads promising 'a new....More
Apr 30, 2015

From The Archives: 1956 Rolls-Royce Advert3

This advert appeared in Aviation Week....More
Apr 30, 2015

Disappointed in Boeing’s Earnings? Be Glad It’s Not 19564

Luckily for CEO Jim McNerney, this is not 1956....More
Apr 29, 2015

From The Archives: 1956 Boeing 707 Advert

Almost two years after the rollout of the 707 prototype at Renton Field, Boeing placed adverts in Aviation Week....More
Apr 28, 2015

When the Pentagon First Let Women Fly in Combat (1993)28

Twenty-two years ago, the U.S. defense secretary proposed allowing women to fly in combat. Now, the first female fighter pilot is a member of....More
Apr 27, 2015

Looking Ahead, And Back, At U.S. Airline Profits (1959)

Predictions of potential U.S. airline record earnings were made by Aviation Week 56 years ago....More
Apr 24, 2015

Airbus A380 Makes First Flight (2005)2

The Airbus A380 made its first flight on April 27, 2005. The story since has been full of ups and downs. See our original coverage from 2005....More
Apr 14, 2015

Apollo 13 Story Is Still Gripping After 45 Years (1970)5

The flight of Apollo 13 in April 1970 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of human spaceflight –- and ultimately one of NASA’s finest....More
Apr 10, 2015

Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981)11

The space shuttle was a magnificent machine, the most capable spaceship ever built. It was also a fragile monster that required an expensive standing....More
Apr 08, 2015

How To Build a Zero (1945)6

Read our 1945 ultra-detailed four-part dissection of Japan's "workhorse fighter", the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, with detail that would put some homebuilt-....More
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
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