Steve Trimble

Defense Editor

Washington, DC


Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

Born in a U.S. Air Force family, he grew up on military bases around the world and came to Washington DC in 1997 to work for Army Times Publishing Co. as a journalist. Steve helped launch the portal in 2000, then joined the editorial team for Aviation Week’s web site in 2001. He reported on the Pentagon for Aerospace Daily in 2002 and 2003.

From September 2003 to September 2018, Steve covered defense and aviation issues and managed staff as the US bureau chief for Jane’s Defence Weekly and later FlightGlobal. He has covered aviation stories on six continents and won multiple awards, including the 2017 Aerospace Media Awards honor for Best In-Depth Feature on the effort to revive Russia’s commercial aviation industry.



B-21 Profit Warning Draws Mixed Reviews On Wall Street

By Steve Trimble Jan 27, 2023
Although any losses remain theoretical, some market analysts no longer expect Northrop to make any profit on early B-21 production lots.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Textron Aviation To Deliver Trainers To U.S. Navy Based On King Air 260
The contract signing confirms the Wichita-based manufacturer will replace the Navy’s T-44 fleet of aircraft.
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 01/26/2023 - 18:27

Northrop Warns Of Possible Losses On B-21 Production

By Steve Trimble Jan 26, 2023
The potential loss would reflect inflationary pressures and the impact of supply chain disruptions on the first five lots of low-rate production.
Aircraft & Propulsion