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in Things With Wings Sep 23, 2015

Air New Zealand's Boeing 737 Farewell

Air New Zealand has retired the last of its Boeing 737 fleet, a type that has a 47-year history with the airline....More
in On Space Feb 23, 2016

SpaceX to Launch SES-9 Atop Falcon 9

SpaceX is ready to launch the SES-9 commercial communications satellite for Luxembourg fleet operator SES on Feb. 24. But the Hawthorne, Calif.-based company will not attempt a land-based recovery of the Falcon 9 core stage, owing to performance requirements needed to get the 5,330-kg spacecraft to geosynchronous orbit in....More
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 hours. For three days, the lives of three astronauts who had been bound for the third lunar landing mission hung in the balance....More
in Things With Wings Sep 25, 2017

Delta's Second Farewell To The Boeing 747

Delta is saying goodbye to the Boeing 747 later this year, but this farewell is Delta's second for the iconic aircraft having already disposed of the type once before in 1977....More
in On Space Apr 01, 2014

Baker's Dozen

SpaceX continues to shake up the industry with significantly lower costs to orbit than other launch providers....More
in Things With Wings Apr 23, 2014

Aftermarket rebound, or 'easy comps'?

With earnings season ramping up, early returns point to a continued rebound in the aftermarket....More
in Things With Wings Sep 05, 2017

Boeing May Block UTC-Rockwell Deal 

Boeing could block the proposed $30 billion takeover of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies....More

CQ+PQ>IQ and I'm Not Dave

During this week's Energy Innovation Summit at National Harbor, just outside of Washington DC, keynote speaker Thomas Friedman (The World is Flat and The World is Flat 2.0) had several challenges for members of the audience. Among them was the notion that CQ + PQ is always greater than IQ -- an individual's curiosity quotient (CQ) and....More

David North

David M. North joined Aviation Week & Space Technology in 1976 as a transport editor and was editor-in-chief of the magazine from 1995 until his retirement in 2004. He filed pilot reports on more than 100 military and civil aircraft during his time at Aviation Week, including the Northrop...

in From The Archives Mar 26, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
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