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Oct 26, 2012

The Future Of Aerospace In France – The Long View

Olivier Zarrouati, who leads the equipment manufacturing group of the French aerospace association, Gifas, says the country’s A&D supply chain is....More
Oct 25, 2012

1 Day Away: 787, PW1100G Milestones

What do All Nippon Airways, Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney have in common? For one thing, tomorrow, Oct. 26, is an anniversary of sorts....More
Oct 25, 2012

The public vs private equation for Hawaiian

At what point should a publicly traded airline consider buying back its stock and becoming privately held?....More
Oct 24, 2012

A New Boeing 777 Every 2.5 Days

A Korean Air Boeing 777F this week became the first airframe to go through the 777 final assembly line in Everett, Washington, since the production....More
Oct 24, 2012

Photo: Alaska's First Boeing 737-900ER

Here's a photo of the first Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER (N402AS).  The aircraft departed Seattle's Boeing Field on Tuesday to Paine Field for....More
Oct 23, 2012

Three golden rules for airport openings

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, says there are three rules to be observed when opening a new airport terminal: never announce an opening date....More
Oct 23, 2012

Majors Cover Just 30%

I received the Regional Airline Association's annual report today and was surprised by a couple of statistics. For instance, regional airlines served....More
Oct 23, 2012

Photos: Airbus A350 FAL Opening

Airbus today celebrated the opening of its A350 final assembly line in Toulouse. Here are some photos: ....More
Oct 23, 2012

First Flight Photo: A321 With Sharklets

The first flight of the Airbus A321 took place today from Hamburg to Toulouse. Certification is planned for mid-2013, with first delivery in the....More
Oct 23, 2012

Federal Express and their 737-200s

Not many people realize that FedEx operated 737-200s in the late 1970s and early 1980s, back when they were known as Federal Express....More
Oct 23, 2012

Qantas Eyes Japan Routes?

An interesting tidbit was revealed during the Q&A session following a speech by Qantas CEO Alan Joyce last week. He seemed to suggest that the....More
Oct 23, 2012

US Army to Destroy an ERJ

I know the 50-seat regional-jet market has tanked, but the U.S. Army buying an Embraer ERJ-145 for destructive testing is rubbing salt into the wound....More
Oct 22, 2012

Montreal Gazette on CSeries Progress

Airbus and Boeing have set bad examples for the CSeries, it seems, with The Montreal Gazette reporting that Bombardier management has decided "that a....More
Oct 22, 2012

Photo: A350 XWB vertical tail plane in Airbus livery

Airbus has released this photo of the first flyable A350 XWB's (MSN1) 10 metre tall vertical tail plane in Airbus livery. This is the first A350....More
Oct 19, 2012

Aerospace Hotels?

How can you tell you’re in a hotel where most of the guests come from the aerospace industry? Well, in the case of the Premier Inn, a hotel close to....More
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Aug 26, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 6

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
Aug 23, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 23

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
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