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Feb 27, 2015

Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in....More
Feb 25, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Lockheed Martin U-2 (1999)

In 1999 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief reached the highest altitude he had ever flown, in a U-2. Read his pilot report....More
Feb 20, 2015

1973: Automating Airline Systems, Ring!

What could airlines do in 1973 to cut maintenance costs? Embrace technology like computers and automated test equipment!....More
Feb 19, 2015

33 Years Ago – Boeing 757 Makes First Flight (1982)

The Boeing 757 made its first flight on Feb. 19, 1982, and it was not without its challenges....More
Feb 17, 2015

Southwest Airlines’ “Hot Pants” and “Love Potions.” (1971)

Southwest Airlines made the cover of Aviation Week....More
Feb 13, 2015

Cover-to-Cover: Summer of Apollo 11 (1969)

Aviation Week has covered scores of technological triumphs over its history, but no achievement received as much prominence as the Apollo 11 moon....More
Feb 06, 2015

707 Flight Testing – And Not Talking About Rolls (1956)

Our 1956 test pilot story goes into great detail about the overall impressive handling capabilities of the Boeing 707....More
Feb 02, 2015

The Long Sordid Path To KC-46 (2011)

What should have been a straightforward integration to modify a commercial jet with refueling and cargo systems evolved into the procurement scandal....More
Jan 29, 2015

Supersonic Scoop (1947)

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had....More
Jan 26, 2015

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990)

No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can....More
Jan 23, 2015

When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001)

During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week....More
Jan 20, 2015

The Case Of The Missing F-117 Parts (2001)

How AW&ST found out what had happened to the remains of a shot-down F-117....More
Jan 16, 2015

Relax On Your Way To LAX (1966)

Some things don’t change. In the 48 years since this article on road congestion at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was published, traffic....More
Jan 16, 2015

727 And The Birth Of Boeing’s ‘Family’ Plan (1962)

The new look of Boeing’s three-engined 727 caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in November 1962, as Aviation Week noted in its extensive....More
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