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Ed Hazelwood

Ed Hazelwood
Editor-in-Chief Conferences,
Aviation Week Network

Ed has spent the last 30+ years reporting on aviation, aerospace and defense. Currently, he creates the content for Aviation Week’s multi-million dollar aviation/aerospace conferences that take place in the U.S., Europe the Mideast, Latin America and Asia. Chief among these are the MRO series of events that take place globally.

He has been chief correspondent for a national television news program devoted to aviation, editor of publications devoted to Air Traffic Management, aerospace in Russia and China and ballistic missile defense in the United States.

Ed is co-author of the book, "What Ever Happened to the Cold War?” Planning for a New Era in Defense," the definitive 1991 study of the U.S. defense industrial base and the strategies needed to enable industry to survive in the changing security environment.

Throughout the 1990s he conducted numerous studies that included research on European and Asia airports, an extensive analysis of the existing and unfolding airline market in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Ed does significant public speaking at aviation and aerospace events and conferences around the world. He also routinely comments in the media on hot issues related to the industry. He has won numerous awards in journalism, including the International Award for Best Continuing Coverage of a news story by the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the Associated Press Regional Broadcast Award for coverage of the Walker espionage case, and Best Individual Effort by a Reporter from Associated Press for uncovering fraud, waste and abuse in Virginia government. Ed received his B.S. mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Podcast: U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center Tackles Aviation Mishaps
U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center Chief Lt. Gen. Lee Levy joins Aviation Week editors to discuss the recent mishaps, how incorporating new technology like additive manufacturing and robotics can help make maintenance more efficient, and how to get control of F-35 sustainment costs.
Stable Market Creates Room For Russian MRO Growth
When will we see growth in the MRO sector and how soon?
Russia At MRO Capacity: Huge Opportunity For Improvement
According to Infomost Consulting, the gap in MRO capacity for Russia is closing, but could use significant improvement.
Embraer Forms New Services And Customer-Support Unit 
Brazil-based Embraer is creating a new business unit focused on its services and customer-support business as it looks to grow and increase revenue.
Embraer Launching Customer-Service Unit 
Brazil-based Embraer is creating a new business unit focused on its services and customer-support business as it looks to grow and increase revenue.
900% Increase In Next-Gen Aircraft In Asia-Pacific 1
Richard Brown, vice-president for ICF International, is asking the questions that come with the implications of next-generation aircraft coming into service in for the region at MRO Asia-Pacific.
Are Airlines Doing Anything About Their Big Data Deficiencies?
At MRO Asia-Pacific, Chris Doan from CAVOK speaks about Oliver Wyman's big data survey reports, and hints that airlines might not be acting yet on their identified big data shortcomings.
Tom Cooper, VP, CAVOK, Talks Industry Trends at MRO BEER
Tom Cooper, vice president of CAVOK, says with the new generation aircraft growing to 50% of the world fleet in 10 years, the MRO industry needs to efficiently get on board with big data.
Kreeger talks Fleets and JV
Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger talks about Virgin's fleet expansion plans and the benefits of the JV with Delta.
Podcast: The C Series Turnaround 5
Aviation Week editors discuss why Delta’s order of 125 Bombardier CSeries jets means so much and what it could mean for Airbus and Boeing
Delta Places Major C Series Order With Bombardier 
Delta Air Lines confirmed it has placed a large order for the Bombardier C Series, a major boost for the program.
Cuban Ambassador Sees Opportunity In U.S. Travel to Cuba

If regularly scheduled air service gets underway anytime soon between the U.S. and Cuba, some 1.5 million U.S. passengers a year would make the trip, according to Ambassador Jose R. Cabanas, chief of the U.S. Cuban Interests Section.  

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