Overarching all of this is our commitment to delve into the technologies that underpin the aerospace, defense and airline industries. Case in point: Senior Editor Guy Norris has been at the forefront of reporting the battery saga that has forced the grounding of the 787 and he detailed Boeing's efforts to develop a fix that will allow the jet to return to service. Meanwhile, next week's magazine will feature a special report on advanced manufacturing in aerospace.
I realize that may not be enough to satisfy readers who remember the days when Aviation Week was essentially an engineering magazine. I recently corresponded with Arthur Lee, a retired U.S. Navy commander who has been a subscriber since 1957. Interviews with CEOs belong in Business Week or Time, not Aviation Week & Space Technology, he says. “The 787 battery coverage is, however, great.”
Conversely, other subscribers tell me they count on us for coverage of key program, policy and business decisions in the industries that we follow. What do you think? Where can we do better? My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write. We value your input.