Jim Asker

Executive Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Jim Asker

in From The Archives Apr 14, 2015

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

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
in Ares, On Space Sep 19, 2014

Podcast: Match Made in Space -- New Companies and Traditional Giants

Major developments in Commercial Crew and rocket engines are the subject of this week’s Check 6 podcast....More
in On Space Aug 22, 2014

Astronaut Steve Nagel's Unforgettable Landing

Astronaut Steve Nagel has died after a battle with cancer. We'll never forget his 1991 space shuttle landing. It was bad but could have been worse....More
in Things With Wings, Ares Jul 25, 2014

Podcast: Buk M-1 Missile vs. MH17. What Went Wrong?

So what might have gone wrong that allowed a Buk-M1 missile to take down MH17?....More
in Ares, On Space May 02, 2014

Podcast: What A Week In Space!

Aviation Week editors discuss SpaceX’s suit against the U.S. Air Force, U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, the merger of Orbital Sciences and ATK....More
in Things With Wings Aug 11, 2013

The Paradox of Automation, a Compelling Video

The investigation of the July 6 crash of an Asiana 777 at San Francisco International Airport is still in the early stages, but already it has the....More
in Things With Wings Apr 18, 2013

MRO Newcomer Subjected To Personality Testing #MROAM

Supply chain management and Lean are hardly the sort of specialities one would expect to prompt an employer to plumb a prospective employee's deep....More
in Things With Wings Apr 18, 2013

IP "Hoarding" Is Making Maintenance More Difficult #MROAM

Tightening restrictions on sharing intellectual property are making maintenance of aircraft more difficult--especially on newer aircraft with large....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.

 

Aug 27, 2015
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Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 20

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
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Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
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Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 29

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
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