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Feb 12, 2016

Finding Our Own History In 100-Year Archive

Serendipity can lead you to amazing discoveries in Aviation Week's 100-Year Archive. One of our interns who is checking the 400,000 pages scanned....More
Jan 31, 2016

Tupolev 104: Harsh Proof Of Rapid Soviet Progress (1956)18

Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on....More
Jan 28, 2016

A Near View Of French Aviators (1917)2

Some of the largest battles of the First World War were taking place in France when Aviation Week was first published....More
Jan 21, 2016

Hindenburg: Is The Game Worth The Candle? 19372

In 1937, AVIATION magazine (then printed monthly), had time to digest the terrible disaster of the Hindenburg airship which was destroyed by fire on....More
Jan 21, 2016

Improving The Reactions Of First Time Fliers (1931)

Under the headline, “To Be Or Not To Be”, an article published in the Jan, 7, 1931 issue of AVIATION ponders a question posed by Shakespeare’s Hamlet....More
Jan 13, 2016

Glenn's 1962 Pilot Report From The NASA Mercury Mission7

John Glenn's Mercury pilot report, published in Aviation Week & Space Technology in 1962, shows he has the "right stuff."....More
Jan 08, 2016

The Present and Past Declines of U.S. Aerospace

A group of renown panelists this week painted a troubling picture of the challenges faced by the U.S. Aerospace and Defense community. While many of....More
Dec 22, 2015

7E7 Launches Boeing’s Comeback (2003)9

With Boeing sitting on a backlog of commercial airplane orders worth $426 billion, it's hard to believe that just a dozen years ago there were....More
Dec 09, 2015

Mussolini’s Love Letters With Aviation Week17

“The United States of America are certainly among the most alert vanguards of the development of aviation,” Mussolini wrote in a letter to AVIATION's....More
Dec 04, 2015

What An Old Airplane Looked Like — 99 Years Ago

Even in 1916, some airplanes were considered “old.” A December, 1916 photo feature in the four-month old magazine “Aviation” focused on “old and new....More
Oct 08, 2015

The Case Of The Missing F-117 Parts (2001)30

How AW&ST found out what had happened to the remains of a shot-down F-117....More
Sep 18, 2015

The U.S.-Russian Moon Landing That Never Happened (1963)10

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is well known for the 1961 speech to Congress in which he made the Apollo program a national goal....More
Sep 10, 2015

Airbus A380 Is Your Hotel In The Sky (2001)5

In a September 2001 advertisement, Airbus promised to bring glamour back to passenger travel with its new A380, comparing the double-decker airliner....More
Sep 09, 2015

Pratt & Whitney's Record Behind the DC-6 Record (1947)3

Pratt & Whitney takes to the cover of AVIATION to credit its Double Wasp engines for the DC-6's record transatlantic flight....More
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Jan 31, 2016

Tupolev 104: Harsh Proof Of Rapid Soviet Progress (1956) 18

Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on observations from photographs, experts such as engineers knowledgeable in typical Russian aircraft design and of its landing at London Airport....More
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