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May 9, 2016

100 Key Technologies

Aviation Week Pilot Reports

Reporting on Flight

Breakthroughs To Come

The Future Is...

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100 Key Technologies

One hundred years of Aviation Week. One hundred years of flight. To mark that, we offer—in no particular order—100 technologies, innovations and novel schemes that made aviation and spaceflight possible, practical and useful. And we present a few ideas that are making a comeback or might advance flight in the future.

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Aviation Week Pilot Reports

Reporting on Flight

One of Aviation Week & Space Technology's most popular and distinguishing features has been hands-on flight reports written by the magazine’s pilots and engineers. By personally taking to the air in new or modified aircraft, Aviation Week pilots have provided generations of readers with insights into a bird’s performance, handling qualities, systems and operations

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Breakthroughs To Come

The Future Is...

Aerospace research is a long-term business. Moving from laboratory to production can take 20 years— longer if the result is as significant as a new airframe configuration or propulsion architecture. So industry has already chosen its path to the mid-2020s and has few roads left to take to the mid-2030s.
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Aviation Week Covers

Readers’ Choice

Throughout the past 10 decades, Aviation Week has published some of the most iconic aerospace images on its covers. Our editors reviewed the entire 100-year archive of the magazine with its more than 4,500 covers to find what they considered the most historic, prescient and dramatic images.
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Aviation Week Covers

Editors’ Picks

Readers selected the best of the best covers from our 100-year archive. Our editors agreed with many of their choices but also selected these six as depicting some of the most memorable moments in Aviation Week’s history.
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