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Oct 14, 2014

False Starts For Aviation’s ‘Atomic Age’

Aviation Week has been reporting on and, in one case unwittingly, furthering the cause of nuclear-powered aircraft for more than 60 years. Spurred....More
Oct 03, 2014

Foxy Woxy Wows Paris

Its design dating back to the 1970s, the MiG-31 still held surprises in 1991, and just made its operational comeback appearance off Alaska....More
Oct 02, 2014

Remembering the X-Prize

Ten years ago the world’s first privately built spaceship was flown to sub-orbit high over California, clinching the $10 million Ansari X-Prize and....More
Sep 29, 2014

YF-22 Lifts Off

The prototype of the F-22 Raptor flew 24 years ago today....More
Sep 24, 2014

A320 First Flight Remembered

Today’s flight of the Pratt....More
Sep 19, 2014

Higher and Faster in the X-15

Fifty five years ago this week test pilot Scott Crossfield flew the North American Aviation X-15 rocket plane on its first powered flight....More
Sep 08, 2014

Boeing’s Baby Jetliner – Five Decades of Growth

The high density MAX 8 version is a far cry from the stubby little 82-seat design originally envisioned by Boeing in the mid-1960s for its 737 launch....More
Sep 08, 2014

1970: Boeing Cutbacks Batter Seattle

The economic downturn that battered Boeing's Seattle hometown in 1970 was the subject special report in Aviation Week & Space Technology....More
Sep 05, 2014

1971: DC-10 Pilot Report

Almost exactly 43 years ago this week, Aviation Week subscribers were settling down to enjoy a pilot’s report on the brand new McDonnell Douglas DC-....More
Sep 04, 2014

1981: SR-71 Pilot Report

AW&ST's Los Angeles bureau chief (and later managing editor), Robert Ropelewski, wrote the first SR-71 pilot report by an aerospace journalist....More
Sep 03, 2014

Virgin Atlantic's Cruise Ship In The Sky

Virgin Atlantic had big plans for its Airbus A380s back in late 2000....More
Sep 01, 2014

Technology Surprise, 1945-Style

The forward-swept-wing, four-jet, fixed-landing-gear Junkers Ju287 looks weird today. Think what it looked like in 1945....More
Aug 29, 2014

Lockheed’s Stunning Spy Satellite Loss – And Comeback

In September 1999, the National Reconnaissance Office dumped its incumbent imagery satellite contractor, Lockheed Martin, in favor of a bolder and....More
May 15, 2014

1918: Boeing Aircraft For Sale

Boeing's sales occurred on a much smaller basis in its early days....More
Apr 09, 2014

Boeing 777 -- 20 years on -- a roll out to remember

April 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the roll out of the first 777....More
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