As Aviation Week heads toward its 99th birthday in 2015, it remains indispensible intelligence for a wide swath of the aerospace, defense and airline industries. I frequently receive comments and advice from readers—including a few who have been subscribers since before I was born. That kind of loyalty is not easily won. Part of our success over the years has been an ability to change with the times: going from monthly to weekly (1947), adding a focus on space technology (1958), making our articles available online (1998) and offering a digital facsimile of the magazine (2008). Now we’re taking our next big leap.

The new Aviation Week & Space Technology app, now available for download in the Apple App Store, will allow subscribers to follow our award-winning journalists in a much more timely fashion. All of the week’s content will be wrapped into a digital issue every Friday, 51 weeks a year (up from 44 issues in 2014). 

Readers also will be able to watch us put together the magazine each day on their iPad or iPhone (an app for Android tablets and phones will follow). We will bring you regular focus topics: technology on Mondays, commercial aviation on Tuesdays, space on Wednesdays and defense on Thursdays. The app includes features that allow you to follow your favorite editors and columnists, bookmark articles for future reading or forward them to colleagues, and access past issues. Subscribers also will receive an eNewsletter that highlights each day’s new content. The same daily content and weekly edition will be available online, too, at

What is not changing is Aviation Week’s commitment to top-notch, technically rich aerospace journalism. You’re going to read the same in-depth articles from the same expert writers. We’re just going to get it to you a lot faster, no matter where you are in the world. I recently spent time at our customer service center in Chicago, where the Number One complaint received from our subscribers is late delivery. Our app is designed to fix that, while presenting content to readers who consume information in different ways. The app will also allow us to deliver more digital features that are popular on, such as photo galleries, editor podcasts and videos.

That is not to say that we are abandoning print. Most of the articles and columns from our digital edition will be featured in expanded print editions that subscribers will continue to receive every other week. We’re mindful of the Aviation Week readers who tell us they still want to receive a print edition.

When Aviation Week went weekly 67 years ago, we promised subscribers detailed technical and pictorial content from “the largest and most expert staff in aviation publishing.” Today those tenets remain. The only change is that we are now planting both feet firmly in the digital age.

Here we go.

Joseph C. Anselmo

Editor-In-Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology


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