A Century of Aviation Week


When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason

  • Jan 10, 2018

    1919: Orville Wright On The Future Of Civil Flying 9

    Orville Wright makes the argument for runways in a 1919 viewpoint for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine....More
  • Sep 13, 2017

    35 Years Ago in Aviation Week: First Flight of the Northrop F-5G Tigershark 9

    The first flight of the Northrop F-5G Tigershark – soon rebranded as the F-20 – was featured on our cover in September, 1982, attaining a speed of Mach 1.04 during a 40 min. flight from Edwards AFB, California....More
  • Aug 31, 2017

    88 Years Ago In Aviation Week: National Air Races 1

    Just weeks before the stock market crash that triggered the Great Depression, the aviation world’s eyes were on the 1929 National Air Races, held in Cleveland from August 24 to September 2....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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