Michael O. Lavitt

Director of Editorial Content Production

New York City, NY

Summary

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.

Articles

Industry Facing Deadline To Stop Using Leaded Avgas

By Michael Lavitt Apr 29, 2022
Representatives of organizations representing manufacturers, aircraft owners, pilots and aircraft modification companies are grappling with the issues involved with getting the lead out of all aviation gasoline.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: Interview With Sun 'n Fun's New President And CEO Gene Conrad

Gene Conrad Apr 21, 2022
Meet Sun ‘n Fun’s new President and CEO Gene Conrad and join Aviation Week editors as they discuss Sun ‘n Fun 2022 in Lakeland, Florida, along with the market, the largest issue facing general aviation and other issues.
Business Aviation

Podcast: How 9/11 Unfolded At Aviation Week

Sep 10, 2021
Aviation Week editors witnessed terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and flew on missions guarding the capital. Listen to their stories.
Aerospace