Posts by Brian Bostick

in Things With Wings Jan 21, 2016

Friday Trivia: Top 10 Oldest Jet Airliner Tail Numbers

Some aircraft have the distinction of having the same tail number since delivery from the manufacturer, even after having been flown by multiple....More
in Things With Wings Nov 06, 2015

Watch A Retired Boeing 727 In Action As A Fire & Rescue Trainer

I was recently given the opportunity to observe a full scale mock disaster response exercise using a Boeing 727 donated by Fedex....More
in Things With Wings Aug 13, 2015

FedEx's Falcon 20 Still 'Flying' After 42 Years

N9FE, one of FedEx's original Falcon 20s, is still "flying" inside the Greenway Aviation Trading Center in Memphis....More
in Things With Wings Jul 24, 2015

At A Glance: Top 11 Boeing 767 Orders

With FedEx's recent order for 50 767s being named the largest ever for the 767 program, we dived into Aviation Week Intelligence Network's Fleet....More
in Things With Wings Apr 23, 2015

Airbus, Boeing Delivering Aircraft At The Last Minute?

An analysis of Airbus' and Boeing's delivery data from Aviation Week Intelligence Network's Fleet database reveals that both Airbus and....More
in Things With Wings Apr 08, 2015

Photo: Water Cannon Salute For Inaugural Memphis-Dallas Love Field Service

Southwest Airlines inaugurated Memphis-Dallas Love Field service on Wednesday morning, opening up direct commercial service between the two airports....More
in Things With Wings Apr 02, 2015

Photo: Convair No. 2 still flying after 63 years

Convair 580, with serial no. 2. was caught by Aviation Week at Memphis International Airport on Wednesday....More
in Things With Wings Mar 24, 2015

Airframe Details For Germanwings Flight 4U 9525

The A320 involved in today's accident in France was D-AIPX, an A320-211 with serial no. 147....More
in Things With Wings Feb 17, 2015

Timeline: Major U.S. Airline Merger Activity, 1950-2015

With American Airlines and US Airways in the process of merging, we wondered exactly how many mergers have shaped the industry into what it is today....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.

 

Jan 31, 2016
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Tupolev 104: Harsh Proof Of Rapid Soviet Progress (1956) 18

Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on observations from photographs, experts such as engineers knowledgeable in typical Russian aircraft design and of its landing at London Airport....More
Jan 28, 2016
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A Near View Of French Aviators (1917) 2

Some of the largest battles of the First World War were taking place in France when Aviation Week was first published....More
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