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Uruguay's Pluna Airlines CEO Matias Campiani has stepped down and has been replaced by Sebastian Hirsch, an executive at Leadgate, one of Pluna's....More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

 

Aug 27, 2015
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Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 13

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 28

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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