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Jan 21, 2016

Friday Trivia: Top 10 Oldest Jet Airliner Tail Numbers5

Some aircraft have the distinction of having the same tail number since delivery from the manufacturer, even after having been flown by multiple....More
Dec 24, 2015

2015 Photo Contest Winners Are A High-Flying Bunch

One of my responsibilities as director of editorial content production at Aviation Week is managing the Aviation Week Photo Contest each year. I tell....More
Dec 22, 2015

Festive Bookshelf: Last Minute Stocking Filler Idea

Though the title may cause your fellow air travelers some concern when you get this book out to read on your next flight, Steve Ruffin's Flights of....More
Nov 27, 2015

Database Error Complicit In Turkish Airlines Landing Accident31

GIGO reared its head in the runway excursion by a Turkish Airlines A330-300 at Kathmandu in March. No one was killed but a very beautiful and....More
Nov 24, 2015

HNA Investment Streak Continues With Azul Airlines

Azul Airlines' largest shareholder will become HNA Group....More
Nov 06, 2015

Watch A Retired Boeing 727 In Action As A Fire & Rescue Trainer1

I was recently given the opportunity to observe a full scale mock disaster response exercise using a Boeing 727 donated by Fedex....More
Sep 23, 2015

Air New Zealand's Boeing 737 Farewell2

Air New Zealand has retired the last of its Boeing 737 fleet, a type that has a 47-year history with the airline....More
Sep 09, 2015

Haeco Makes Big Shifts At The Top

Haeco is moving seven senior managers around but it's nothing like the United Airlines' shocking CEO news....More
Aug 13, 2015

FedEx's Falcon 20 Still 'Flying' After 42 Years6

N9FE, one of FedEx's original Falcon 20s, is still "flying" inside the Greenway Aviation Trading Center in Memphis....More
Aug 04, 2015

Bad Infrastructure Goes Social

The transportation departments launches #ShowUsYourInfraWear social campaign to visualize funding problems via pictures of bad infrastructure--from....More
Jul 30, 2015

MH370 – First Trace?

It has taken unusually long for the first piece of wreckage to be discovered – that is if an aircraft part found on La Réunion island....More
Jul 24, 2015

At A Glance: Top 11 Boeing 767 Orders10

With FedEx's recent order for 50 767s being named the largest ever for the 767 program, we dived into Aviation Week Intelligence Network's Fleet....More
Jul 06, 2015

Up Close And Personal With A United Airlines 777-200 12

This past 4th July weekend, Aviation Week's Nigel Howarth was among a small group of aviation aficionados invited to tour a United Airlines 777-200....More
Jun 18, 2015

Dear Industry, Time to Leave Ex-Im Behind3

With the Ex-Im Bank debate this month likely to just lead to more limbo, it is time for U.S. industry to learn to live without the export credit....More
Jun 16, 2015

MRO Highlights from Paris Airshow

A quick summary of some of the aftermarket news coming from Le Bourget....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
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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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