Joe Anselmo

Joe Anselmo
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Joseph C. Anselmo became Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology on Jan. 1, 2013, leading a team of more than two dozen aerospace journalists in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.  


Anselmo has 25 years of experience as a Washington, D.C.-based editor and reporter, covering a wide array of business, political, military, space and technology issues at Aviation Week, Congressional Quarterly and the Washington Post Co.


Aviation Week has won numerous accolades under his leadership, including four Jesse H. Neal Journalism Awards and five of the 10 Aerospace Media Awards presented during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow.


During his reporting career, Anselmo won three Aerospace Journalist of the Year awards. A graduate of Ohio University, he was elected three times to the National Press Club’s Board of Governors, including one term as board chairman. 

Opinion: If Ex-Im Bank Goes Away, So May Boeing Jobs  28
Congress leaves town for summer break without reauthorizing the Ex-Im bank as a fuming Boeing threatens to shift operations overseas.
Opinion: If Ex-Im Bank Goes Away, So May Boeing Jobs 

During his 10 years as Boeing’s CEO, Jim McNerney was resolute that the company would not offshore major operations. When I asked him two months ago about the possibility of assembling Boeing airliners in China, where rival Airbus already has a plant, he was almost dismissive. “You know, my thinking really hasn’t changed,” he replied. 

Podcast: Drones Descend on Oshkosh
Aviation Week editors discuss the latest in experimental aircraft
Raytheon CEO Says Key Is Being Own Disruptor  1
In a Q&A with Aviation Week editors, Raytheon Chairman and CEO Tom Kennedy talks about new opportunities, challenges, and being his own disruptor.
The McNerney Legacy: A Bumpy Ride, But Stellar Growth  15
As outgoing CEO Jim McNerney gets ready to hand-off Boeing’s reins, can he claim his legacy as bringing back the giant’s “swagger?”
Podcast: Post-Paris Doldrums? Hardly
Our editors discuss why there may have been bigger news this week than at Le Bourget, thanks to Jim McNerney, Tom Enders, Charlie Bolden and One Web. 
Muilenburg Named New Boeing CEO; McNerney To Chair  2
The transition is expected to go well for the original equipment manufacturer and Pentagon prime contractor, which turns 100 years old next year and may reach $100 billion in annual revenue around the same time.
UTC CEO: Robust Sikorsky Bids 'Surprising' 
Over the next two months, the Connecticut-based aerospace and industrial giant will evaluate whether to sell the helicopter business that has been part of UTC since 1929 or spin it off.
Podcast: The Paris Air Show: That’s a Wrap
From the Airbus A380 to satellites and a newfangled AirbusX6 helicopter, the Aviation Week team at Paris talks through the highlights of the show.
UTC: Bidders Clamoring For Sikorsky  1
Antitrust, Pentagon concerns could be hurdles to Sikorsky sale
Production Rates: Are Airbus And Boeing Aiming Too High? 
“The narrowbodies are going to have to ramp up,” Kevin Cummings said in an interview with Aviation Daily at the Paris air show June 17. “I don’t believe that Boeing and Airbus want to have a customer come in the door and tell them "you have to wait nine years" for delivery."
Production Rates: Are Airbus And Boeing Aiming Too High? 3

Airbus and Boeing need to increase output of narrowbody jets to burn off massive backlogs, but lofty production rates the two airframers are talking about probably cannot be sustained over the long run, says the CEO of U.K.-based aerostructures suppliers GKN Aerospace.

Touring The Bombardier CSeries At The Paris Air Show
Bombardier's Fred Cromer and Rob Dewar take Aviation Week on a tour of the new passenger jet and point out features they believe will give it a competitive edge.
UTC CEO: Robust Sikorsky Bids “Surprising” 15
UTC's board has decided to move forward with dropping Sikorsky from its portfolio.
UTC CEO: Robust Sikorsky Bids “Surprising” 
UTC's board has decided to move forward with dropping Sikorsky from its portfolio.
Remembering Pierre Sparaco
August 3, 2015

Conference rooms in our Washington office are named for legendary Aviation Week editors Phil Klass and Michael Dornheim. Pierre Sparaco certainly deserves one now. Pierre was...

60 Years At The Paris Air Show
June 5, 2015

Thank you for your comments and for being a longtime reader. The answer to your question: The Paris show runs every other year. It alternates with the Farnborough show in the...

Opinion: The Boeing-Lockheed Team Is The Most Qualified
May 1, 2015

Thanks for asking. There is a counterpoint with the Northrop view on (there is a link to it in this piece). We posted both at the same time to be fair.

Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981)
April 14, 2015

We are posting many old articles at as we ready to celebrate Aviation Week's 100th birthday in 2016. I promise we'll have something on the Buran. Keep...

F135 Fix Nears Completion As Production Ramps Up
April 8, 2015

Hi Don,

Read your comment and we checked the website
At first we had problems accessing it, but it appears to be up and running now, so maybe it was a...

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