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Oct 11, 2016

Vulture Disaster: Bad Luck, Poor Planning or Fate?11

A basic tenet of pre-flight planning is to “become familiar with all available information concerning that flight….” That’s a tall order given the....More
Sep 12, 2016

50 And Counting For The BK117-850D2

Six years after the first BK117-850D2 was converted the 50th conversion is about to be completed....More
Sep 05, 2016

K-MAX Is Back6

After a 12 year hiatus the K-MAX is back in production....More
Aug 24, 2016

Third Generation Flying Eye Hospital Set For Departure20

Orbis International is planning to take its “new” Boeing MD-10 Flying Eye hospital on its inaugural work trip next month, a back-to-the-future....More
Jul 22, 2016

Future Of The Super Puma In Doubt?

Taking a look at the future of the Super Puma....More
Jun 19, 2016

Dynamic Aviation - Where Niche Is King

Bridgewater, Virginia, June 2016....More
Jun 18, 2016

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum "Innovations in Flight" Day

The Udvar-Hazy center at Washington Dulles International Airport was the venue for the annual Smithsonian Innovations in Flight Day, this year....More
Jun 08, 2016

In Pictures: Russia's New Narrowbody Rolls Out

Russian aircraft manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation this morning rolled out a prototype of its new single-aisle aircraft, MC-21....More
May 31, 2016

Five Takeaways From a Visit to Airbus14

Airbus's annual Innovation Days briefing has drawn more than 170 aerospace journalists from around the globe to Hamburg, Germany. Here are five....More
May 13, 2016

Why Argentina Was Chosen For Record-Breaking Perlan II Attempts1

The Airbus Group's Perlan II glider is attempting to break the world record of wing-borne altitude this summer, aiming to reach 90,000 ft. Choosing....More
May 09, 2016

Scarecrow Patrol Goes Awry for J-5A Cub17

I’m not sure which is a more far-fetched – that farmers in Florida use Piper J-5A Cubs to buzz corn fields at 5-15 ft. altitude to scare off birds,....More
May 03, 2016

LAN Peru commence Washington DC service

LAN Peru started service to Washington on May 2nd, with flight LA2800 arriving from Lima at 6.30pm....More
Apr 26, 2016

In Pictures: First U.S.-Built Airbus Delivered6

Airbus delivered their first U.S.-built aircraft to JetBlue Airways on Monday. The A321-200, sporting tail number N965JT, was handed over to JetBlue....More
Apr 22, 2016

On The Ascent - A Busy MRO Facility In The Desert6

Aviation Week visits one of the busiest MRO facilities in the U.S. and discovers various different aspects of the business....More
Apr 19, 2016

Time Machines and Airships: Flying On Ed Force One With Iron Maiden17

Aviation Week's Guy Norris recently had the rare opportunity to fly in ‘Ed Force One’, Iron Maiden’s chartered Boeing 747-400 with lead pilot and....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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