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.
In 1917 Aviation Week’s founding editors issued an urgent warning about the lack of preparedness of the U.S. to fight an air war. Such concerns prompted President Woodrow to take action, resulting in the establishment of NASA Langley....More
The pioneer years of aviation included both successful and misguided efforts to make the number of safe landings approximate to the number of takeoffs. Here are some notable examples on both sides of that record.
While aircraft design over the decades has narrowed in on a set of configurations that worked better than others, how aircraft are manufactured continues to evolve in a bid to lower cost as well as improve performance. Here are some of the landmark aircraft over those decades.
As the former chief engineer of Boeing’s 747 program, Joe Sutter is credited with leading the development of the first widebody aircraft, which ushered in the globe-shrinking age of mass air travel. We present the best of Aviation Week & Space Technology's covers featuring the Queen of the Skies....More
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 Aviation, Aviation News, Aviation 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.
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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.