Aviation Week & Space Technology
|Editor-In-Chief||Joseph C. Anselmo|
|Former editors||Anthony Velocci|
Aviation Week & Space Technology, often abbreviated Aviation Week or AW&ST, is a weekly magazine which was owned and published by McGraw-Hill until it was purchased by Penton Media in 2013. The magazine, available in print and online, reports on the aerospace industry and has a reputation for its contacts inside the United States military and industry organizations.
The magazine started publication in 1916 and changed to its current title in 1962.
Other publications produced by Aviation Week are:
- Aviation Daily
- Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
- Business & Commercial Aviation
- The Weekly of Business Aviation
Data products include:
- BCA Aircraft Network
- Aviation Week Intelligence Network
- MRO Prospector (MRO stands for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul)
- Top Performing Companies Benchmarking Tool
The Aviation Week Group also runs a series of MRO Conferences for the maintenance segment of the aviation industry in addition to workshops. Aviation Week, the business group, provides industry coverage (via news, data, analytics and conferences) of the global aerospace defense industry.
The publication is sometimes informally called "Aviation Leak and Space Mythology" in defense circles.
Angela Merkel named 2012 Person of the Year
Aviation Week & Space Technology named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its 2011 person of the year for blocking a major tie-up between the aerospace groups EADS and BAE Systems.
Boeing 787 flight test
In November 2012 Aviation Week's resident test pilot became the first journalist to test fly the Boeing 787. The 10 December 2012 issue of "Aviation Week" included a full flight test report and video.
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.
- "Penton Buys Aviation Week from McGraw Hill."
- 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.
- Soviets Flight Testing Nuclear Bomber, Aviation Week, 1 December 1958, p. 27.