Will Osiris-Rex’s Impact With Bennu Cause The Asteroid To Hit Earth?

By Mark Carreau Oct 14, 2020
Ask the Editors: The gentle encounter is to last less than 16 sec.—and potentially only 5 sec.

Boeing’s Rare Forecast Reductions Underscore Pandemic’s Reach

By Sean Broderick Oct 14, 2020
OEM trims 20-year fleet size, delivery projections in first forecast since pandemic started.
Airlines & Lessors

Japan Moves Ahead With Electromagnetic Warfare Aircraft

By Bradley Perrett Oct 14, 2020
The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force has begun work on how to exploit its new RC-2 sigint aircraft, converted from an airlifter prototype.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Pentagon Plan Radically Alters Carrier Fleet

By Lee Hudson Oct 14, 2020
Mixed congressional reaction on the Pentagon’s radical proposal to redesign the U.S. Navy for a future war with China.
Budget, Policy & Operations

VoltAero Cassio Offers 'A La Carte' Hybrid-Electric Propulsion

By Graham Warwick Oct 14, 2020
VoltAero has begun flight-testing the most powerful version of its hybrid-electric power train for regional transportation.
Aircraft & Propulsion

While World Changes, Space Station Partnership Holds Strong

By Irene Klotz Oct 14, 2020
Fifteen-nation program marks 20 years of continuous human presence in low Earth orbit.

Podcast: Tech Talk On NASA’s Dragonfly Mission To Titan

By Jefferson Morris Oct 14, 2020
In this special edition Check 6 Tech Talk, we speak to Elizabeth Turtle, the principal investigator of NASA’s upcoming Dragonfly mission.

Tough Winter Ahead For Airlines Burning Cash

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 13, 2020
As travel restrictions continue to hold back demand, airlines face winter capacity cuts.
Airlines & Lessors

DARPA-Funded Study Proposes Vision For Hypersonic Production Facility

By Steve Trimble Oct 13, 2020
Hypersonic Production Accelerator Facility would dramatically cut costs and schedule for scramjet propulsion, study says.
Air Dominance

How Much Time Will The New Boeing 737 MAX Pilot Training Take?

By Sean Broderick Oct 12, 2020
Ask the Editors: New training protocol for 737 MAX pilots have yet to be finalized, but a Sept. 30 demo is a good idea of what’s to come.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Cargo Conversion Specialists See Strong Demand Despite COVID-19

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 12, 2020
Fleet upheavals caused by the coronavirus pandemic may have an impact on the feedstock available for conversion.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Technology, Oct. 12-16, 2020

By Graham Warwick Oct 12, 2020
HAPSMobile flies high; Islander automated; multifuel UAV engines; NASA’s X-59 slips; Russia targets quiet supersonics; fresh fruit by autonomous aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Interview: Jean-Yves Le Gall, CNES President

By Thierry Dubois Oct 12, 2020
Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of CNES, tells Aviation Week’s Thierry Dubois about the agency’s progress on reusable launchers and other programs in conjunction with International Astronautical Congress 2020.

Does The U.S. Air Force Plan To Replace Its E-3 AWACS Fleet?

By Steve Trimble Oct 09, 2020
Ask the Editors: U.S. Air Force and NATO officials have discussed replacing E-3s using a distributed systems approach, but options are not fully developed.
Air Dominance

Proposed New 737 MAX Training Emphasizes Pilot Awareness

By Sean Broderick Oct 09, 2020
Changes go beyond what is required to align with updated flight control software.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Boeing’s 787 Consolidation Adds Pressure In Charleston

By Guy Norris Oct 09, 2020
Cost-cutting moves force Boeing to consolidate 787 production in South Carolina—but what are implications for its Washington sites?
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

The Week In Defense, Oct. 9-15, 2020

By Jen DiMascio Oct 09, 2020
France to replace Rafales; SDA awards tracking layer contracts; Russian airlifter delayed; and Boeing WGS clears PDR.
Aircraft & Propulsion

XB-1 Demonstrator Rollout Adds Credibility To Boom Supersonic Airliner

By Guy Norris Oct 09, 2020
Startup Boom looks ahead to flying its XB-1 scaled demonstrator in 2021 and going supersonic by year-end.
Aircraft & Propulsion

New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections, Oct. 12, 2020

Oct 09, 2020
Recent appointments, promotions and honors in the aviation and aerospace industry.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

First Take, Oct. 12, 2020

By Graham Warwick Oct 09, 2020
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Emerging Technologies

Aerospace Calendar And Aviation Week Events, Oct. 12, 2020

Oct 09, 2020
A roundup of upcoming conferences, exhibitions and summits.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Letters From Our Readers, Oct. 12, 2020

Oct 09, 2020
PERFECTING RESPONSE The advances in AI described in “Air Combat by Algorithm” (Aug. 31-Sept. 13, p. 46) are wonderful, but this is not the first time…
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Podcast: Boeing 737 MAX Return Nears As 787 Bids Adieu To Seattle

Oct 09, 2020
Listen as Aviation Week editors Sean Broderick and Guy Norris discuss the latest ups, downs and relocations at Boeing. 
Air Transport

NASA’s Last Paid Ride On Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Is At Hand

By Irene Klotz Oct 08, 2020
SpaceX is poised to take over ISS crew rotation missions, with Boeing to follow next year.
Commercial Space

Opinion: Three Predictions For The Post-COVID Supply Chain

By Kevin Michaels Oct 08, 2020
If these come true, we will have a much different jetliner supply chain architecture by the mid-2020s.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain