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May 10, 2016

100 Key Technologies

Breakthroughs To Come

The Future Is.. On the Horizon for Aerospace and Defense

Aviation Week Pilot Reports

A CENTURY OF PILOT/FLIGHT REPORTS

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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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Breakthroughs To Come

The Future Is.. On the Horizon for Aerospace and Defense

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 Pilot Reports

A CENTURY OF PILOT/FLIGHT REPORTS

With USAF instructor pilot Maj. B.C. Thomas, then-Los Angeles Bureau Chief Robert R. Ropelewski (left and right, respectively, in bottom photo) flew the legendary, Lockheedbuilt Mach 3-plus SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft from the rear cockpit.
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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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