With both Boeing (Chalet 321, 324) and Aviation Week commemorating their 100th birthdays next year, the two have agreed to create a digital, searchable, living archive of Aviation Week & Space Technology dating back to the very beginnings of human flight.

The digital archive, scheduled for completion in early 2016, will comprise more than 500,000 pages of articles, photographs and advertisements chronicling the first century of the aerospace and defense industry, unlocked and made available for the very first time. The archive will be dynamically updated into the future as new Aviation Week content is developed.

“Our entire community – including the young professionals and students who are our future leaders – will have access to this treasure of information throughout our Centennial year and far beyond,” says Greg Hamilton, president of Aviation Week Network. “Viewing the industry’s history through the accurate and objective writing of our journalists will create an unprecedented new perspective of aviation milestones, leaders and innovators.”

Follow the Centennial coverage and Archive updates at  aviationweek.com/100 and stay tuned for the launch of the interactive chronicling in 2016.

Penton’s Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries.