Penton's Aviation Week and Boeing Celebrate their Hundredth Anniversaries

Boeing Sponsors New Digital 100-year Archive of Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine

Jan 06, 2016, 10:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Aviation Week & Space Technology launched its 100-year digital archive today in collaboration with Boeing, the sponsor of the archive. Both companies trace their roots to 1916. The archive includes 4,500 issues and nearly 500,000 pages of articles, photos and advertising.  It can be found at

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"Aviation Week's legendary scoops are all there," said Editor-in-Chief Joe Anselmo. "But the archives also are a treasure trove on the history of our industry that readers can dive into and will have a hard time pulling themselves away from. The breadth of information on aircraft, spacecraft and technological leaps is breathtaking, and the old advertisements are quite revealing."

Aviation Week traces its roots to August 1, 1916, when Lester D. Gardner published the first issue entitled Aviation and Aeronautical Engineering to "provide the aeronautical profession with the latest and most helpful technical information."

"It is really something to think that Aviation Week has been published consistently for 100 years," said Greg Hamilton, president, Aviation Week Network. "That one publication is now part of the Aviation Week Network, one of the largest aviation information companies in the world that has more than 1.2 million users."

"Aviation Week's archive is a gold mine of inspiration and education," said John Tracy, chief technology officer, Boeing. "There's so much to learn and enjoy in this authoritative and remarkably illustrated archive – it is literally the journal of the aerospace industry and its impact on the world. For Boeing's centennial year, we aim to celebrate our rich legacy and more importantly inspire a new generation of aerospace visionaries. Helping expand Aviation Week's content into a digital format is a great example of how we are achieving that goal."

The archive can be viewed by anyone who visits the site and can be searched by year, event, company, personality or author. Among the many interesting features: a Viewpoint from Orville Wright calling for "distinctly marked and carefully prepared landing places," the precursor to the airport, a letter to the magazine from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, the revelation of "Project X," which became the Boeing 707, pilot reports on hundreds of civil and military aircraft and the Apollo 11 moon landing, which was featured on eight of the magazine's covers in the summer of 1969.

To learn more about the Aviation Week Network's century of digital archives, visit:  To view the archives, visit:

Penton's Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries that has a database of 1.2 million professionals around the world. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. The product portfolio includes Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book,, Air Charter Guide, Air Transport, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial AviationShowNewsSpeedNews, Fleet and MRO forecasts, global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) tradeshows and aerospace & defense conferences.

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Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and top U.S. exporter, supporting airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. More than 160,000 employees at Boeing design, develop and build the world's leading commercial and military aerospace products, including the 787 Dreamliner, the V-22 Osprey; F/A-18 Super Hornet and the CST-100 Starliner Commercial Space Transportation System. In 2014 Boeing was ranked #1 Innovator in Aerospace for the eighth consecutive year by the Patent Board and holds more than 14,000 active patents globally.
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Elizabeth Sisk
Director, Marketing Communications
Aviation Week Network