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Dec 09, 2015

Mussolini’s Love Letters With Aviation Week27

“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
Aug 27, 2015

Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952)28

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015

Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again30

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as....More
Aug 14, 2015

Bonanza Travel Pays7

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the....More
Aug 13, 2015

Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015

Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
Aug 11, 2015

MD-80: You'll Love What It Does For Your Figures20

This 1984 advertisement placed in Aviation Week....More
Jul 20, 2015

Higher: 100 Years of Boeing - Book Review

To mark the milestone of Boeing's centenary in 2016, Russ Banham has written ‘Higher: 100 Years of Boeing’ – a lavishly illustrated and meticulously....More
Jul 17, 2015

F-35s to Iran?22

In 1977, Aviation Week published a two-page photo spread of Grumman F-14s being displayed in a flyby for the Shah of Iran, Riza Pahlavi....More
Jul 08, 2015

Boeing Two For One Advertisement (1972)8

Two 727-​200's cost less than one Airbus. That was the claim made by Boeing, which placed this ad in Aviation Week....More
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