Quest For Speed


Concorde Prototypes In Production (1967)

  • Mar 29, 2016

    Designers Study Evolution Of Concorde (1971) 8

    Five years before Concorde was introduced into service, an advanced design team was already working on a second-generation transport that would be defined by 1975 and enter service in 1980-85....More
  • Mar 28, 2016

    Lockheed's SST Design (1964)

    A March 23, 1964 special report in Aviation Week & Space Technology takes a detailed look at Lockheed Aircraft Corp's CL-823 supersonic transport configuration....More
  • Feb 23, 2016

    XS-1 Supersonic Scoop (1947) 9

    Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had been broken by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager in the Bell XS-1....More
  • Mar 2, 2015

    1969: The Concorde's Hopeful First Flight 3

    On March 2, 1969, Aviation Week’s Donald Fink was on hand to witness the first flight of the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde in Toulouse, France....More
  • Sep 19, 2014

    1961: Higher And Faster In The X-15 3

    Fifty five years ago this week test pilot Scott Crossfield flew the North American Aviation X-15 rocket plane on its first powered flight....More
  • Oct 28, 2013

    2003: Concorde, End of an Era

    The planned cessation of all Concorde flights really brought the end to an era....More
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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. 

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- Gregory Hamilton, President/Group Publisher, Aviation Week



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