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Nov 03, 2012

Trent 1000 Reliability: Too High?

All Nippon Airways says its Boeing 787 fleet logged a 99.3% dispatch reliability rate in its first year, as Adrian Schofield noted in his blog....More
Nov 02, 2012

North American Airlines go low-key

North American Airlines is a familiar sight at Washington Dulles Airport, but is a lot harder to pick out these days. Formerly 'flying' the Stars and....More
Nov 02, 2012

FAA Bulletin Details Weber Seat-track Issue

FAA today released a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) detailing the passenger seat-track issue that challenged American Airlines....More
Nov 02, 2012

Southwest Honors Military

Southwest Airlines has about 5,800 employees in the U.S.  National Guard and Reserves, or are veterans, and it’s recognizing military personnel for....More
Nov 02, 2012

Tiger Anticipates Some Indonesian Carriers Will Fold

At Tiger Airways' quarterly results briefing this week, the CEO of the airline, Koay Peng Yen, was asked how Tiger's Indonesian affiliate, Mandala....More
Nov 02, 2012

Quiet Supersonic - NASA Chases Fleeting Booms

One way to get to a quiet supersonic transport sooner rather than later would be to design an aircraft flies at a combination of speed and altitude....More
Nov 01, 2012

New stats on ANA's 787s

All Nippon Airways has come out with some interesting statistics on its Boeing 787 fleet, to mark the one-year anniversary of the plane’s entry into....More
Nov 01, 2012

Airbus Edges Closer To A380 Goal, But Not Close Enough

Today's news that Singapore Airlines has ordered five A380s moves Airbus a step closer to its 2012 sales goal, but the airframer is still far from....More
Oct 30, 2012

Boeing explains tailored arrivals

Ever wondered what tailored arrivals are but were afraid to ask? Boeing has released a pretty nifty video that gives a good explanation of these....More
Oct 29, 2012

FedEx Acquires Two More MD-11Fs

FedEx purchased two MD-11Fs from ILFC in October, both of which recently came off lease from World Airways. Both aircraft have been owned by ILFC and....More
Oct 26, 2012

The Twin Otter - Irreplaceable, it Seems

It seems that the only aircraft that can replace the famously rugged and reliable de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter is a Twin Otter. Viking Air,....More
Oct 26, 2012

P&W's NEO engine shows a surprising new face

Pratt & Whitney’s long running efforts to introduce geared turbofan technology into the mainstream air transport market took a huge jump forward....More
Oct 26, 2012

North Sea Return for Some Super Pumas

If you are in the oil and gas industry, air transport does not end with the airline flight to Aberdeen or Stavanger - there lies ahead a long....More
Oct 26, 2012

Science to Meet Reality for Memphis FedEx Pilots

FedEx pilots will be the first in the U.S. to test new wake separation standards the FAA will put in place at the cargo carrier's hub in Memphis on....More
Oct 26, 2012

Spirit is Willing - Execution is Weak

Aviation is a global industry, but when it comes to picking risk-sharing partners, all the airframe manufacturers tend to draw from the same pool of....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 8

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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