A Century of Aviation Week


When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason

  • Dec 9, 2016

    John Glenn's 1962 Mercury Pilot Report For Aviation Week 25

    In 1962, John Glenn wrote a detailed pilot report for Aviation Week after his historic and harrowing flight in Mercury’s Friendship 7....More
  • Aug 26, 2016

    When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 8

    A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
  • Aug 23, 2016

    When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 23

    Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More

First published on Aug. 1, 1916 as Aviation and Aeronautical Engineering, the magazine's title has changed over the years to reflect its readership base and the industries it serves. It changed to AviationAviation NewsAviation Week, then became Aviation Week Including Space Technology in 1958 before finally changing to its current title, Aviation Week & Space Technology, in 1962. The magazine is the flagship of the Aviation Week Network.

Today, the Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Over 1.2 million professionals look to Aviation Week's unparalleled portfolio of publications, online services, events and custom media solutions for their total information and marketing needs.

Timeline: Historic Milestones

Aviation Week takes a look back at the historic milestones in aerospace and defense over the past 100 years.

Read about the origins of Aviation Week

An Idea Is Born

Browse by Topic

Aviation Week Scoops

Stealth And Counterstealth

Pilot Reports

Advertisements Through The Ages

Wings Around The World - Air Transport

Quest For Speed

To Orbit – And Beyond

Weapons And Airpower


Publisher's Letter

Lester D. Gardner published the first issue of Aviation Week’s predecessor magazine at 120 W. 32nd Street, in New York City - close to where I now publish Aviation Week & Space Technology. Our core mission of being essential to the still-growing aviation, aerospace and defense community hasn’t even moved that far! 

I think Mr. Gardner would be proud that the Aviation Week team has continued to excel at providing “accurate, scientific and unbiased” information that serves as a “great stimulus” to the success of the industry. 

Even as our content is now deployed via print, digital and event channels around the world and into space, we commit to the industry that these values of utility and service will continue to be our guiding light.

- Gregory Hamilton, President/Group Publisher, Aviation Week



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