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Oct 19, 2012

Poole jumps the fence

The major global ATM industry group has made a surprising but possibly enlightened choice for its next leader. After all, who knows your strengths....More
Oct 18, 2012

CSeries - Countdown Continues

It is October 15, and Bombardier says it has begun final assembly of the first flight-test CSeries, FTV1. Publicly, the Canadian manufacturer is....More
Oct 18, 2012

Fuel Costs: 33-47%

Aftermarket data as a conversation topic has really elevated in aviation discussions and is permeating in different ways. It came up today in a fuel....More
Oct 18, 2012

End of the Line for Hawker?

Hawker Beechcraft has called off plans to sell itself to China, and intends to emerge from bankruptcy as a stand-alone company called Beechcraft....More
Oct 16, 2012

Cobalt Co50 Gets CMC Clout

Canadian airframer Cobalt has selected CMC's SmartDeck integrated avionics for its $1 million, piston-powered Co50 Valkyrie. The announcement would....More
Oct 15, 2012

QinetiQ Avro to Train Test Pilots

In the latest in the ongoing series "101 Useful Things to do With a 146", UK technology company QinetiQ has received a modified Avro RJ100 to be used....More
Oct 15, 2012

40 Under 40: Commercial Stars

We asked the global aviation industry to nominate people under the age of 40 who are doing amazing things. We were inundated with responses. It....More
Oct 15, 2012

Photo: When I grow up, I want to be a 757

Bearing more than a passing resemblance in both profile and livery, an Augsburg Airways Embraer 195 (operating for Lufthansa) passes an Icelandair....More
Oct 12, 2012

Something For The Weekend: Paper Plane

Thanks to the folks at GE Aviation for providing this weekend's fun task - make a paper plane. And if you missed it before, click here to build your....More
Oct 12, 2012

Wizz Air to charge for carry-ons. What's next?

Wizz Air has announced that it will charge €10 for carry-on baggage on all of its flights from October 24. The airline made the decision after a....More
Oct 11, 2012

CIT cancels four Embraer 190s

In Embraer's 3rd quarter 2012 orders and deliveries report, it has been revealed that CIT cancelled four of 10 Embraer 190s it ordered in November....More
Oct 10, 2012

G650 Roll-off Revealed by NTSB

As part of its final report on the Apr. 2, 2011 crash of G650 (s/n 6002) in Roswell, New Mexico, the NTSB discussed the asymmetrical aerodynamic....More
Oct 09, 2012

BA's A380: Engines On (photo)

BA's first Airbus A380, which is due to be delivered to the airline next July, is taking shape. Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines were installed onto the....More
Oct 09, 2012

Video: Painting The World's Largest Salmon

The first paragraph of this Alaska Airlines press release is so good, I just had to copy and paste it here.  ....More
Oct 05, 2012

Gulf Air A330-300 order in doubt

Gulf Air's order for 20 A330-300s, placed in July 2008, is increasing looking doubtful. Delivery slots for A330s ordered in early 2008 were available....More
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Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

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Tupolev 104: Harsh Proof Of Rapid Soviet Progress (1956) 18

Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on observations from photographs, experts such as engineers knowledgeable in typical Russian aircraft design and of its landing at London Airport....More
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