Amy Hillis

Senior Pentagon Editor, Aviation Week

Amy Hillis (nee Butler) is Aviation Week's Senior Pentagon Editor.

Posts by Amy Hillis

in Ares Nov 06, 2015

LRSB: (Yet Another) Tale of Two Protests

Already, the protest is revealing new details about the secretive bomber project, including an estimated development price!....More
in Ares Nov 05, 2015

How's USAF Going To Manage That Bomber Deal, Anyway? We Still Don't Know

Questions persist about how USAF is going to manage the LRS-B bomber contract despite the big announcement....More
in Ares Jun 11, 2015

VIDEO: F-35A Refueling Hook Up

Here's a video of an F-35A from Edwards AFB, California, topping off during Green Flag hosted at Nellis AFB, Nevada....More
in Ares Jun 08, 2015

Read the F-35 Accident Report 

You'll also see pictures of the accident damage and diagrams of the failure in the 3rd stage integrally bladed rotor....More
in Ares May 28, 2015

Videos: F-35B Operational Test Trials

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
in From The Archives Feb 02, 2015

The Long Sordid Path To KC-46 (2011)

What should have been a straightforward integration to modify a commercial jet with refueling and cargo systems evolved into the procurement scandal....More
in Ares Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning

F-35 begins extreme climate testing....More
in From The Archives Jan 23, 2015

When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001)

During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week....More
in Ares Jan 22, 2015

10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2....More
in Ares Oct 22, 2014

NEW PICS: E-2D Preps for First Deployment

The U.S. Navy last week celebrated 50 years of service by the E-2 Hawkeye airborne command and control aircraft by declaring initial operaitonal....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.


Oct 8, 2015

The Case Of The Missing F-117 Parts (2001) 24

How AW&ST found out what had happened to the remains of a shot-down F-117....More
Sep 18, 2015

The U.S.-Russian Moon Landing That Never Happened (1963) 9

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....More
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