Michael O. Lavitt

Director of Editorial Content Production

Michael O. Lavitt, Director of Editorial Content Production for Aviation Week, has extensive experience in both traditional print and new media. He began his career as a reporter with daily newspapers, worked on developing online services in Chicago and New York in the mid-1980s and then joined Aviation Week & Space Technology as a news editor. He held a variety of positions at Aviation Week, including new products editor, and was the founding editor of AviationWeek.com. Mike covered the early part of the TWA 800 probe and was the first journalist to interview the flight attendants who stopped shoe bomber Richard Reid from destroying an American Airlines jet. He played a key role in Aviation Week Network’s transition from a publisher of print magazines and newsletters to a multimedia provider of news, data and analysis. Today Mike is responsible for all phases of editorial production and operations of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), AviationWeek.com and the group’s three magazines and three paid newsletters.

Posts by Michael O. Lavitt

Aviation Week Photo Contest Offers Rich Tradition (1992)

in From The Archives Jul 19, 2016
The Aviation Week Photo Contest has been a place for excellent photography in all phases of aviation and aerospace for almost a quarter of our......

Celebrate Leap Day With A Look Back At Our Feb. 29 Issues

in From The Archives Feb 29, 2016
Leap days are pretty rare, of course, coming only once every four years. But when you publish a weekly magazine that’s dated on Mondays, Leap......

Finding Our Own History In 100-Year Archive

in From The Archives Feb 12, 2016
Serendipity can lead you to amazing discoveries in the 100-Year Archive. A 1917 ad for the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corp. featured a photo of a New......

2015 Photo Contest Winners Are A High-Flying Bunch

in Things With Wings, Ares Dec 24, 2015
One of my responsibilities as director of editorial content production at Aviation Week is managing the Aviation Week Photo Contest each year. I tell......

Could China's Long March 9 Reinvigorate U.S. Space Program?

in On Space Oct 03, 2013
After 25 years at Aviation Week in nine different jobs, it's hard not to have some memorable moments.One that stands out is a celebration that......
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