Posts by Madhu Unnikrishnan

‘Stewardesses’ Clamor For Rights (1967)

It’s tempting to call the 1960s the “Golden Age of Aviation,” but beyond the glamour lay an ugly reality of mandatory weigh-ins, girdle-checks and....More

A Law That Changed The Airline Industry Beyond Recognition (1978)

On Oct. 24, 1978, when President Jimmy Carter signed the Airline Deregulation Act, the airline industry changed forever, and it can be argued we’re....More

Relax On Your Way To LAX (1966)

Some things don’t change. In the 48 years since this article on road congestion at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was published, traffic....More

Southwest Has A New Look

And it's true -- Southwest has a new look. New uniforms and ground-handling equipment to come....More

DOT Ruling On Norwegian Air Not The End Of The Story

The U.S. Transportation Department sneaked a decision just under deadline on Norwegian Air International's proposed service to the U.S., but it may....More

Paper War

It could be interesting to calculate how many trees were felled for the paper for all the filings in the U.S. Transportation Department’s dockets for....More

Podcast: IATA AGM

As the world's airline industry gather in Doha this week for the IATA AGM, we discuss the themes of this year's conference....More

When Will Mexicana Return?

Med Atlantica, the consortium that now owns bankrupt Mexicana de Aviacion, first had said the Mexican carrier would resume operations in June. That....More

Plot Thickens At Pluna

Uruguay's Pluna Airlines CEO Matias Campiani has stepped down and has been replaced by Sebastian Hirsch, an executive at Leadgate, one of Pluna's....More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.


Sep 18, 2015

The U.S.-Russian Moon Landing That Never Happened (1963) 7

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. Less remembered is his controversial offer two years later to cooperate with the Soviet Union on a manned lunar landing....More
Sep 10, 2015

Airbus A380 Is Your Hotel In The Sky (2001) 5

In a September 2001 advertisement, Airbus promised to bring glamour back to passenger travel with its new A380, comparing the double-decker airliner to a hotel....More
Sep 9, 2015

Pratt & Whitney's Record Behind the DC-6 Record (1947) 2

Pratt & Whitney takes to the cover of AVIATION to credit its Double Wasp engines for the DC-6's record transatlantic flight....More
Aug 27, 2015

Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 22

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
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