Aviation Week & Space Technology

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Aviation Week & Space Technology (often abbreviated as Aviation Week or AW&ST) is a weekly magazine which reports upon the state of the aerospace industry. It is renowned for striking a good balance on reporting between manufacturers and their clients (airlines, governments, etc.) When reporting on factual information, Aviation Week is generally considered to be accurate. The magazine also does a large amount of analysis, which is necessarily speculative. Aviation Week is not normally categorized as a "fan" magazine, and is often seen on the desks of enthusiasts, investment professionals, and aerospace industry professionals alike. The magazine annually publishes its Aviation Sourcebook, which catalogs aircraft fleet status of the major airlines, air forces/navies, and satellite operators. Jane's Defence Weekly is the major competitor for Aviation Week, although with a wider scope to include naval and land forces.

In the past the magazine had a reputation for its contacts inside the Pentagon. More often than not, new information on black projects, future prototypes and the like would be divulged to it unofficially, making it known as "Aviation Leak".

Aviation Week is owned by McGraw-Hill.

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