Posts by Robert Wall

in Ares Jun 12, 2012

Diehl’s Hope for Pilum Glide Bomb

Germany’s Diehl BGT Defense is throwing itself into a new guided glide-bomb program, called Pilum. Pilum’s rise comes as the Hope and Hosbo....More
in Ares Jun 12, 2012

China's Blue Arrow 7

China North Industries Corp. is using this year’s Eurosatory defense show in Paris to promote its Blue Arrow 7 helicopter-launched air-to-ground....More
in Ares Jun 11, 2012

F-35A Price Evolution

With the Pentagon having reset the cost base-year for the F-35 from 2002 to 2012, prices will now become somewhat harder to compare to the original....More
in Things With Wings Jun 09, 2012

Airbus Tops1,400 NEO Firm Orders

With Air Lease Corp. and Norwegian finalizing deals for A320NEOs and A321NEOs, here's the latest tally for the Airbus NEO orderbook that now stands....More
in Things With Wings Jun 06, 2012

What Will the First A350 Cabin Look Like?

Qatar Airways may be the first airline due to receive the A350, but it will not be the first cabin to see the light of day. Airbus will have two....More
in Ares Jun 01, 2012

Saab Unveils New Surveillance Offering

With an eye to what it sees as a growing market for maritime surveillance aircraft, Saab has rolled out the Saab 340 MSA (maritime security aircraft....More
in Things With Wings May 28, 2012

Airbus CEO on Innovation: Damned if you do…

For Airbus CEO Tom Enders, innovation has been a somewhat fraught topic, caught between engineers wanting to push technology and shareholders wanting....More
in Ares May 27, 2012

Airbus Military A400M Type Certification Seen in July

Airbus Military expects to receive the A400M type certification in July with the start of the key functional reliability testing merely “a question....More
in Things With Wings May 24, 2012

Airbus’s Leahy Projects 60% NEO Market Share Dominance

Airbus has heavily outsold Boeing in the battle between the A320NEO and 737 MAX, but what is the long-term outlook for deals? Airbus COO for....More
in Ares May 21, 2012

AGS a Go

NATO has signed a $1.7 billion contract to acquire five Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Block 40s, marking a key milestone as the alliance works to....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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