Aviation Week & Space Technology Announces Enhancements: Sharpens Focus on Analysis and Dynamic Layouts; Increases Digital Components

Jun 28, 2010, 10:12 ET from AVIATION WEEK

NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIATION WEEK, the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense (A&D) industries, today announced a major update to the content and layout of its print magazine, Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST), starting with today's June 28th "Farnborough Preview" issue. The retooled format provides more forward-pitched insight and analysis, with three new weekly columns, a greater emphasis on lively magazine spreads, and more digital tie-ins to AviationWeek.com.

"For more than 90 years, the A&D community has turned to Aviation Week & Space Technology for timely technology and business-focused intelligence," said Tony Velocci, editor-in-chief of AW&ST. "These exciting changes to AVIATION WEEK's flagship publication provide a fresh, more contemporary look, while addressing the changing information needs of the A&D industry. We are committed to delivering what we believe will be a stronger, more professional journal."

Among the redesigned pages, readers will find more connections to digital components and more content directly related to their businesses. Three new columns will focus on supply chain issues ("The Inside Track" by Michael Mecham), technology (by Graham Warwick), and commercial aviation ("Airline Intel" by Andy Compart). Existing columns, such as "Inside Business Aviation" by William Garvey, "Correspondence" (now "Feedback") and "Newsbreaks" (now "The World") have been retooled with more commentary and insights.

"We are investing to ensure AW&ST has more insight and analysis than ever before, with a focus on the kinds of topics readers need to know about," said Mark Flinn, Publisher, AW&ST. "Defining A&D thought-leadership through the forward-looking intelligence that only AW&ST can provide positions us as a must-read resource for all A&D professionals."

Take a tour of the changes with Tony Velocci in this video, http://tinyurl.com/29kwe6p, or visit AviationWeek.com for articles and insights from the leading experts in aerospace and defense.

About AVIATION WEEK:

AVIATION WEEK, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, and includes http://AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, Business & Commercial Aviation, Overhaul & Maintenance, ShowNews, Aviation Daily, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, The Weekly of Business Aviation, World Aerospace Database, AVIATION WEEK Intelligence Network, and MRO Prospector. The group also produces major events around the world.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a global information and education company providing knowledge, insights and analysis in the financial, education and business information sectors through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2009 were $5.95 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

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