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May 13, 2016

Why Argentina Was Chosen For Record-Breaking Perlan II Attempts1

The Airbus Group's Perlan II glider is attempting to break the world record of wing-borne altitude this summer, aiming to reach 90,000 ft. Choosing....More
May 09, 2016

Scarecrow Patrol Goes Awry for J-5A Cub17

I’m not sure which is a more far-fetched – that farmers in Florida use Piper J-5A Cubs to buzz corn fields at 5-15 ft. altitude to scare off birds,....More
May 03, 2016

LAN Peru commence Washington DC service

LAN Peru started service to Washington on May 2nd, with flight LA2800 arriving from Lima at 6.30pm....More
Apr 26, 2016

In Pictures: First U.S.-Built Airbus Delivered6

Airbus delivered their first U.S.-built aircraft to JetBlue Airways on Monday. The A321-200, sporting tail number N965JT, was handed over to JetBlue....More
Apr 22, 2016

On The Ascent - A Busy MRO Facility In The Desert6

Aviation Week visits one of the busiest MRO facilities in the U.S. and discovers various different aspects of the business....More
Apr 19, 2016

Time Machines and Airships: Flying On Ed Force One With Iron Maiden17

Aviation Week's Guy Norris recently had the rare opportunity to fly in ‘Ed Force One’, Iron Maiden’s chartered Boeing 747-400 with lead pilot and....More
Mar 28, 2016

Jumping On The (Jet)Blue Bandwagon3

Has the word 'blue' always been used in airline names or was JetBlue Airways a trendsetter after its U.S. launch in the late 1990s?....More
Feb 15, 2016

Jet Airliner Certification Lengths Throughout History16

Certifying and delivering a jet airliner even by modern and experienced manufacturers is challenging to say the least. Not since the 777 in the mid-....More
Jan 21, 2016

Friday Trivia: Top 10 Oldest Jet Airliner Tail Numbers6

Some aircraft have the distinction of having the same tail number since delivery from the manufacturer, even after having been flown by multiple....More
Dec 24, 2015

2015 Photo Contest Winners Are A High-Flying Bunch

One of my responsibilities as director of editorial content production at Aviation Week is managing the Aviation Week Photo Contest each year. I tell....More
Dec 22, 2015

Festive Bookshelf: Last Minute Stocking Filler Idea

Though the title may cause your fellow air travelers some concern when you get this book out to read on your next flight, Steve Ruffin's Flights of....More
Nov 27, 2015

Database Error Complicit In Turkish Airlines Landing Accident31

GIGO reared its head in the runway excursion by a Turkish Airlines A330-300 at Kathmandu in March. No one was killed but a very beautiful and....More
Nov 24, 2015

HNA Investment Streak Continues With Azul Airlines

Azul Airlines' largest shareholder will become HNA Group....More
Nov 06, 2015

Watch A Retired Boeing 727 In Action As A Fire & Rescue Trainer1

I was recently given the opportunity to observe a full scale mock disaster response exercise using a Boeing 727 donated by Fedex....More
Sep 23, 2015

Air New Zealand's Boeing 737 Farewell2

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