While aircraft design over the decades has narrowed in on a set of configurations that worked better than others, how aircraft are manufactured continues to evolve in a bid to lower cost as well as improve performance. Here are some of the landmark aircraft over those decades.
Chairman and CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences, Dr. John S. Langford, was awarded the Philip J. Klass Lifetime Achievement Award at Aviation Week's 61st annual Laureate Awards at the National Building Museum in Washington on March 1, 2018.
UK researchers prepare to fly an unmanned aircraft that uses pressurized air for flight control, a technology BAE Systems believes could help existing aircraft.
On the horizon for aerospace and defense
Efficiency, emissions, noise, speed, affordability, accessibility—all challenges ahead for aviation and aerospace.
Helicopters have proved extraordinarily versatile and valuable across a wide range of missions, but even after the first brief pioneering flights their successful development involved decades of trial and error. Aviation Week takes a visual journey through that history.