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Nov 06, 2012

Laureates Finalists Are....

Aviation Week just announced the finalists for the 2013 Laureate Awards, which are like the Oscars of aviation. In commercial air transport category....More
Nov 06, 2012

Landmark for NASA's Mini-BWB, the X-48C

NASA's blended wing-body Boeing X-48 has passed to 100-flight mark, a new high point for unmanned X-planes. The 100th flight was logged at Edwards....More
Nov 05, 2012

United Begins 787 Service

United Airlines became the first US carrier to fly the Boeing 787 on Sunday (Nov 4) with an inaugural commercial flight from Houston to Chicago....More
Nov 05, 2012

7,370th Boeing 737

Another big milestone passed today for the ubiquitous Boeing 737 – the delivery of the 7,370th aircraft. Lion Air of Indonesia flew the 737-800 from....More
Nov 05, 2012

First A330-200 Scrapping?

An A330-200, built in 2001 and previously operated by British Midland Airways, was ferried to Orlando Sanford airport on Thursday, believed to be for....More
Nov 04, 2012

Green Day - First Flight for 100% Bio-Jet

You can be forgiven for getting confused over biofuels - there are so many feedstock-to-fuel pathways under development that it is hard to keep them....More
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
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Dec 9, 2016
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John Glenn's 1962 Mercury Pilot Report For Aviation Week 25

In 1962, John Glenn wrote a detailed pilot report for Aviation Week after his historic and harrowing flight in Mercury’s Friendship 7....More
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