AAM Leaders Grapple With Traditional Aerospace Issues

By Graham Warwick Jan 27, 2023
Certification, production and funding are key challenges for the eVTOL industry.
Advanced Air Mobility

X-Plane Flight Demonstrators Face Challenges As Deadlines Near

By Graham Warwick Jan 27, 2023
Both NASA and Europe’s Clean Sky 2 program are racing to meet year-end deadlines for flight demonstrators.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boom Breaks Ground On Overture Factory

By Guy Norris Jan 26, 2023
Work on the site gets underway almost exactly a year after Boom Supersonic announced it had selected Greensboro as its production, test and delivery facility.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Airbus To Hire 13,000 New Employees In 2023

By Jens Flottau Jan 26, 2023
Airbus intends to hire another 13,000 new employees in 2023, roughly the same number the company added in 2022.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
From the Archives: The Boeing 747 Rollout
Aviation Week published a four-page photo spread of the 747 rollout in 1968, along with a glowing editorial about the new jet.
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From Safety To Simulation—The Boeing 747’s Lasting Impacts
As the last Boeing 747-8 leaves its birthplace, Aviation Week looks at how design features of the first widebody have shaped and influenced the industry.
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Leviathan’s Legacy

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How Boeing’s 747 Revolutionized Air Travel

By Jens Flottau Jan 26, 2023
No other aircraft has been as important for trade and intercontinental travel as the Boeing 747. When Airbus finally launched a competitor, it was too late.
Aircraft & Propulsion

SkyDrive Chooses U.S. Base, To Pursue FAA Certification

By Garrett Reim Jan 25, 2023
The Japanese eVTOL developer plans to enter the U.S. market ahead of pursuing certification with the FAA.
Advanced Air Mobility
Three-Year Journey Ahead Before Final 747 Delivery To U.S. Air Force
The last undelivered 747-8Is are being converted into presidential aircraft for the USAF under a nearly $7 billion development project, including cost overruns.
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Opinion: Why Airbus Needs To Update Its Supply Chain Model

By Kevin Michaels Jan 24, 2023
The OEM needs to “think globally and produce locally” and modernize its supply chain model in North America.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Daily Memo: Airbus’ Not So Simple A220 Stretch Scenarios

By Jens Flottau Jan 23, 2023
Designing the stretched A220 dubbed the -500 is not as simple a task for Airbus as one might think.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Japan’s F-15 Upgrade Adds Strike Capability

By Bradley Perrett Jan 23, 2023
The Super Interceptor must confront masses of cruise missiles but also include a high-performance air-to-air missile.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Feedstock Is At Stake In EU’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Mandate Talks

By Thierry Dubois Jan 23, 2023
As ReFuelEU discussions are about to restart, environmentalists challenge oil companies’ investments.
Emerging Technologies

Why Acquisitions In Aerospace And Defense Will Continue Growing

By Michael Bruno Jan 20, 2023
Future M&A may not see or surpass 2021 levels, but deal-making is expected to remain high.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Raytheon Buildout In Bengaluru Powers Up With Pratt Office

By Michael Bruno Jan 19, 2023
The Super Tier 1 and defense prime contractor is consolidating several activities in Bengaluru, India.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Brussels Talks On Sustainable Aviation Fuel Targets Set To Restart

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 19, 2023
Airlines and fuel producers await clarity from European governments after SAF talks ended without final agreement in late 2022.
Emerging Technologies

Aerospace Outlook: Optimism In The Face Of Headwinds

John Schmidt Jan 19, 2023
An Accenture survey found that nearly one-third of aerospace executives expect their revenue to increase over the next six months.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

French Supply Chain Struggles To Ramp Up

By Thierry Dubois Jan 17, 2023
Despite financial pressure on small suppliers, GIFAS sees limited need for further recapitalizations.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

The Week In Technology, Jan. 16-20, 2023

By Graham Warwick Jan 17, 2023
Eleven-blade propeller; Northrop studies uncrewed cargo; China’s aerostat drone; and wind tunnel tests for eVTOL concept.
Aircraft & Propulsion

ULA’s Future Rests On Multipurpose Vulcan Booster

By Irene Klotz Jan 13, 2023
New booster validates do-or-die remake of the Lockheed-Boeing space launch partnership.

Airbus And Boeing Delivery Performance Improves

By Jens Flottau Jan 13, 2023
Despite some ongoing headwinds, the post-pandemic production ramp-up for major airframers looks promising.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: Have Airbus And Boeing Turned The Corner On Production?

Jan 12, 2023
December delivery figures suggest the airplane manufacturers’ supply chain, quality and labor problems may be easing. Listen to our team break down the numbers.

Opinion: The Next-Generation Commercial Aircraft Production System

Alex Krutz Jan 11, 2023
The supply must adopt digital aerospace engineering tools that will transform aircraft manufacturing production systems.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Virgin Orbit’s Start Me Up Mission Ready for Initial UK Flight

By Tony Osborne Jan 08, 2023
The LauncherOne rocket has been loaded, and technicians are preparing to fuel it in readiness for the first orbital launch from the UK, planned for Jan. 9.

Podcast: Will M&A Heat Up in 2023?

Jan 06, 2023
Dealmaking slowed down in the second half of 2022, but the year ended with a bang.