Michael O. Lavitt

Director of Editorial Content Production

New York City, NY


Michael O. Lavitt, Director of Editorial Content Production for Aviation Week, has extensive experience in both traditional print and new media. He began his career as a reporter with daily newspapers, worked on developing online services in Chicago and New York in the mid-1980s and then joined Aviation Week & Space Technology as a news editor. He held a variety of positions at Aviation Week, including new products editor, and was the founding editor of AviationWeek.com. Mike covered the early part of the TWA 800 probe and was the first journalist to interview the flight attendants who stopped shoe bomber Richard Reid from destroying an American Airlines jet. He played a key role in Aviation Week Network’s transition from a publisher of print magazines and newsletters to a multimedia provider of news, data and analysis. Today Mike is responsible for all phases of editorial production and operations of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), AviationWeek.com and the group’s three magazines and three paid newsletters.


EAA AirVenture Draws Record-Setting 650,000 Attendees

By Molly McMillin Aug 04, 2022
New aircraft announcements, avgas changes and the U.S. Air Force’s 75th anniversary draw attention.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: AirVenture Team Shares Insights From World’s Most Attended Air Show

By Molly McMillin Jul 27, 2022
AirVenture Team Shares Insights From World’s Most Attended Air ShowBCA editors Molly McMillin, Mike Lavitt and Matt Orloff are reporting from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during EAA AirVenture, where nearly 5,000 aircraft are on the field, and roughly 600,000 are expected to attend. Join us as we discuss the largest issues facing general and business aviation today and what the future may hold. We’ll look at the complex issues of removing lead from all aviation fuel, the outlook for pilot jobs, the new Daher Kodiak 900, the One Week Wonder project and more.
Aircraft & Propulsion

AAM Stocks Mixed, But Beat Market Battered By Rate Hike

By Michael Lavitt Jun 20, 2022
The Federal Reserve’s 0.75% interest rate increase hit stock prices hard last week, but the Aviation Week AAM Stock Composite notched a 15.48% rise.
Advanced Air Mobility