Aviation Week & Space Technology
|Editor-In-Chief||Joseph C. Anselmo|
|Former editors||Anthony Velocci|
|Based in||New York City|
Aviation Week & Space Technology, often abbreviated Aviation Week or AW&ST, is the flagship magazine of the Aviation Week group. The weekly magazine is available in print and online, reporting on the aerospace, defense and aviation industries, with a core focus on aerospace technology. It has reputation for its contacts inside the United States military and industry organizations. The publication is sometimes informally called "Aviation Leak and Space Mythology" in defense circles.
- 1 History
- 2 Bureaus
- 3 Editions
- 4 Ownership and related products
- 5 Magazine Masthead
- 6 Notable Stories
- 6.1 Aviation Week Names Vladimir Putin Person Of The Year
- 6.2 Aviation Week Details Lockheed Martin's Secret Compact Fusion Reactor Project
- 6.3 Aviation Week Uncovers New, Classified Unmanned Aircraft Flying At Area 51
- 6.4 Aviation Week Reveals SR-72, names it Son of Blackbird
- 6.5 Nuclear Bomber hoax
- 6.6 Past Editors
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The magazine was first published in August 1916 and changed to its current title in January 1960. Other titles the magazine has held include Aviation & Aircraft Journal (1920–1921), Aviation (1922–1947), Aviation Week (1947–1958), Aviation Week Including Space Technology (1958–1959).
New York, NY
Los Angeles, Ca
San Francisco, Ca
Auckland, New Zealand
Once a month the magazine publishes two editions targeted at market sectors: Defense Technology International (DTI) and MRO Edition. DTI focuses on defense technologies in operations, policies, programs and funding. MRO Edition covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul business.
Editor-in-Chief: Joseph C. Anselmo
Executive Editor: James R. Asker
Managing Editors: Jen DiMascio, Jens Flottau, Graham Warwick
Assistant Managing Editor: Michael Stearns
Art Director: Lisa Caputo
Director, Digital Content Strategy: Rupa Haria
Defense, Space & Security team:
Jefferson Morris, Michael Bruno, Amy Butler, Michael Fabey, Sean Meade, Frank Morring, Bill Sweetman
Civil Aviation/Maintenance Repair & Overhaul team:
Madhu Unnikrishnan, Sean Broderick, Cathy Buyck, John Croft, William Garvey, Kerry Lynch, Guy Norris, Bradley Perrett, Jessica Salerno, Adrian Schofield, Brian Sumers, Lee Ann Tegtmeier, Jeremy Torr
Chief Aircraft Evaluation Editor: Fred George
Aviation Week Names Vladimir Putin Person Of The Year
On its January 16, 2015 cover, Aviation Week & Space Technology named Russian President Vladimir Putin "The Notorious Mr. Putin - Person Of The Year." On its website, the magazine said  that "no other person has had a more sweeping impact on aerospace and aviation—for better or worse—than Russian President Vladimir Putin. And for all but the most cynical of observers, Putin’s far-reaching impact has definitely been for the worse. Because of this, he is Aviation Week's 2014 Person of the Year." The controversial issue caused a backlash among readers on its comments section and on social media, with some threatening to burn the print issue in protest.
Aviation Week Details Lockheed Martin's Secret Compact Fusion Reactor Project
In October 2014, Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works research lab gave Aviation Week editor Guy Norris access to a previously secret initiative to develop a compact fusion reactor  that is small enough to power interplanetary spacecraft, ships and ultimately large aircraft that would virtually never require refueling. If successful, the groundbreaking project could shake up the global energy industry.
Aviation Week Uncovers New, Classified Unmanned Aircraft Flying At Area 51
In a December 9, 2013 cover story, Aviation Week & Space Technology revealed  details about a highly classified intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance stealth unmanned aircraft – the RQ-180 – that has been developed in secret by Northrop Grumman. The aircraft is currently flying at Area 51 in the Nevada desert and will become operational by 2015.
Aviation Week Reveals SR-72, names it Son of Blackbird
The SR-72  is the proposed successor to the SR-71 Blackbird. There were unconfirmed rumors about the SR-72 dating back to 2007, when various sources disclosed that Lockheed Martin was developing a Mach 6 plane for the US Air Force. Such a development was confirmed on 1 November 2013, when the Skunk Works revelations were published about the development work on the SR-72 exclusively in Aviation Week & Space Technology. The magazine dubbed it 'The Son of Blackbird.' Public attention to the news was large enough to overwhelm the Aviation Week servers.
Nuclear Bomber hoax
The 1 December 1958 issue of Aviation Week included an article, Soviets Flight Testing Nuclear Bomber, that claimed that the Soviets had made great progress in their own nuclear aircraft program. This was accompanied by an editorial on the topic as well. The magazine claimed that the aircraft was real beyond a doubt, stating that "A nuclear-powered bomber is being flight tested in the Soviet Union. ... It has been observed both in flight and on the ground by a wide variety of foreign observers from Communist and non-Communist countries." In reality, however, the article was a hoax. The aircraft in the photographs was later revealed to be an M-50 bomber and not a nuclear-powered plane at all.
The Editor-in-Chief's of Aviation Week & Space Technology (and its past titles) have been:
- Lester D. Gardner: 1916-1921
- Ladislas d’Orcy: 1921-1925
- Donald W. McIlhiney: 1925
- W. Laurence LePage: 1925-1927
- Earl D. Osborn: 1927-1928
- R. Sidney Bowen, Jr,: 1928-1929
- Edward P. Warner: 1929-1935
- S. Paul Johnston: 1936-1940
- Leslie E. Neville: 1941-1947
- Robert H. Wood: 1947-1955
- Robert B. Hotz: 1955-1979
- William H. Gregory: 1979-1985
- Donald E. Fink: 1985-1995
- Dave North: 1995 - 2003
- Anthony Velocci: 2004-2012
- Joseph C. Anselmo: 2013–present
- Aviation Week & Space Technology aviationweek.com
- "Military: The Mystery Continues". GlobalSecurity.org. 2005-04-27. Archived from the original on 11 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-06.
- Haria, Rupa (15 January 2015). "Putin's Impact On The Aerospace Industry". Aviation Week & Space Technology. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- Norris, Guy (15 October 2014). "Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details". Aviation Week & Space Technology. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
- Diaz, Jesus (15 October 2014). "Lockheed Martin's New Fusion Reactor Might Change Humanity Forever". Gizmodo. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
- Paur, Jason (6 December 2013). "New Stealth Spy Drone Already Flying Over Area 51". Wired. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
- Butler, Amy (9 December 2013). "Exclusive: Secret New UAS Shows Stealth, Efficiency Advances". Aviation Week & Space Technology. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
- Martin, Lockheed (1 November 2013). "Meet the SR-72". Lockheed Martin. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
- Haria, Rupa (1 November 2013). "The Day A Spy Plane Broke Aviation Week". Aviation Week & Space Technology. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
- " "Soviets Flight Testing Nuclear Bomber" (PDF). Aviation Week. 1 December 1958. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
- Norris, Guy (14 October 2014). "False Starts For Aviation's Atomic Age". Aviation Week. Retrieved 17 October 2014.