Editorial Leadership Team
Joseph C. Anselmo, Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology
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Joe Anselmo became Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology on Jan. 1, 2013. Previously, he was managing editor of a global team of senior editors and senior business editor, writing the magazine's weekly Up Front commentary. Based in Washington, Joe joined Aviation Week in 1993 as a space reporter for the Aerospace Daily newsletter and was named AW&ST's space technology reporter two years later. He left in 2000 for jobs at the Washington Post Co. and Congressional Quarterly, returning to AW&ST in 2004 as business editor. In that position, he covered a broad expanse of the aerospace and defense industry in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific and latin America. Joe has won three Aerospace Journalist of the Year awards for his reporting. A graduate of Ohio University, he was elected three times to the National Press Club's Board of Governors and served as board chairman.
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Jim is Executive Editor of Aviation Week group and Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. He has covered aerospace for more than 20 years and won numerous awards for his reporting and commentary. He directed Aviation Week's coverage of the Columbia space shuttle accident, which was recognized with a 2004 Jesse H. Neal Award, the trade press equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, and was finalist in 2005 and 2012. And in 2006, Jim won Journalist of the Year honors from the Royal Aeronautical Society and has twice won a McGraw-Hill Corporate Achievement Award. Jim began covering space programs as a science reporter for The Houston Post, where he led the paper's prize-winning coverage of the Challenger shuttle accident and its aftermath and was a finalist in NASA’s Journalist In Space program. Jim is a graduate of Rice University and was a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT and Harvard, his studies included arms control, the Soviet military and U.S. defense planning and budgeting.
Jim Mathews, Executive Director, Aviation Week Intelligence Network
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Jim Mathews, a 24-year McGraw-Hill veteran, is Executive Editor of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network and Senior Director for Digital Editorial at Aviation Week. Previously, Mathews oversaw introduction of digital content tools to Aviation Week, and spent eight years as Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Daily, the worldwide business daily of the airline industry since 1939. He also developed and managed the news staff of the Aviation Week Group's private-online and open web portals, recruiting and leading a news team which won the 2006 Neal Award for best business news website. The Syracuse, N.Y., native has been a reporter and editor for nearly 30 years, working in radio, magazines and daily trade journalism, and attended School of Visual Arts in New York. He has also been a volunteer firefighter/paramedic for 13 years in Fairfax County, Va., as well as a Civil Air Patrol mission aircrew member.
Jen DiMascio, Managing Editor, Defense, Space & Security
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Based in Washington, Jen manages Aviation Week’s worldwide defense, space and security coverage. Prior to taking on her current role, Jen was Aviation Week's Congressional Editor. Jen came to Aviation Week in March 2011 from Politico, where she covered the intersection of defense and politics. She also worked as a reporter and editor for Defense Daily, Inside the Army, The Other Paper and The Columbus Dispatch. Jen received a Master’s degree in journalism as a Kiplinger Fellow at the Ohio State University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in history and journalism from the University of Michigan.
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Jens Flottau, Managing Editor, Commercial Aviation
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Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Jens leads Aviation Week’s global commercial coverage. Prior to joining Aviation Week, he started writing on air transport in 1992 as a contributor to Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany's largest daily newspaper. He has since published stories in various daily newspapers, magazines and trade publications. He frequently appears on radio and TV shows commenting on industry matters and is one a host of the ITB Aviation Day, an industry conference held annually in Berlin. In 2003, he received the Hugo Junkers award of the German aviation press for his coverage of the Fairchild Dornier insolvency. In 2007 and 2008, he was ranked third and second among the country's top travel/air transport writers by the Travel Industry Club. Jens studied Middle Eastern studies and has a degree in journalism by the Munich School of Journalism.
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William Garvey, Editor-in-Chief, Business & Commercial Aviation
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Immediately prior to his appointment as Editor-in-Chief of Business & Commercial Aviation in 2000, Bill served as Managing Editor of Aviation Week Television. And before joining the McGraw-Hill Companies, he was the top editor for both Flying and Professional Pilot magazines, as well as a member of the senior editorial staff at Reader's Digest. He also managed communications for FlightSafety International. Bill has authored or co-authored three aviation books, was an essayist for National Public Radio, wrote aviation documentaries for The Discovery Channel, and has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, Smithsonian Air & Space, Popular Mechanics and The Associated Press, among others. During his stewardship at Business & Commercial Aviation, the monthly magazine has received dozens of awards for editorial excellence. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the National Business Aviation Association; the Aviation Journalism Award from the National Air Transportation Association; and an Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award for Business Aviation. An active aviator, Bill holds a Commercial Pilot license, along with multiengine, instrument, seaplane and glider ratings.
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Based in London, Rupa is responsible for Aviation Week's editorial multimedia portfolio. She leads Aviation Week's digital air show and event coverage, social media, videos, blogs and community engagement. Rupa has produced in-depth pilot video reports for aircraft including the Boeing 787, Gulfstream G650 and A400M. Prior to joining Aviation Week’s editorial team in 2010, Rupa worked across the full communications mix for 12 years in the business and leisure travel industries, most recently in a senior role at London City Airport where she was responsible for multi-stakeholder communications.
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Ed Hazelwood, Editor-in-Chief, Conferences
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Ed has spent the last 28 years reporting on aviation, aerospace and defense. Currently he creates the content for Aviation Week’s global aviation/aerospace. Ed has won numerous awards in journalism, including the International Award for Best Continuing Coverage of a news story by the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the Associated Press Regional Broadcast Award for coverage of the Walker espionage case, and Best Individual Effort by a Reporter from Associated Press for uncovering fraud, waste and abuse in Virginia government. Ed received his B.S. mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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Jefferson Morris, Editor, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
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Jeff has been involved in aerospace journalism for more than a decade. Prior to joining Aviation Week, Jeff served as managing editor of Launchspace magazine and the International Space Industry Report. He received his B.A. from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
John Morris, Editor-in-Chief, ShowNews
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John has led Aviation Week's ShowNews, the best-read daily news magazine of aerospace trade shows, for nearly two decades. His background in business journalism before joining Aviation Week includes stints at Reuters, the American Banker daily banking newspaper and as business news editor at the Milwaukee Journal and the Cincinnati Enquirer. A lifelong aviation enthusiast, John has been a private pilot for 34 years and won an award at EAA Oshkosh for his restoration of a vintage British Auster army spotter aircraft. He is currently building a 1920s Staaken Flitzer biplane from plans. John attended his first Farnborough Air Show in 1952, when just eight months old.
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Darren is editor of Aviation Daily, which has been the primary source of industry information since 1939. Darren is a former managing editor for the Americas at Flight International and was U.S. editor for online newswire Air Transport Intelligence. During his career as a journalist he has held senior editing and writing positions at trade publications in the U.S. and U.K. Darren also served as a spokesman for Northwest Airlines.
Bill Sweetman, Senior International Defense Editor
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Bill’s career as an aerospace and defense journalist has covered almost every aspect of the topic, from satellites to submarines, from infantry gear to classified ultra-stealthy bombers and from nano-UAVs to aircraft carriers. He was the first reporter to suggest that a funny Euro-Project called Airbus might be going somewhere, that the Eurofighter had a nasty streak in the low-speed, high-alpha envelope and that Boeing’s 7J7 and Sonic Cruiser were vaporware. He is a regular speaker ant international conferences, is frequently interviewed or cited as an authority on technical issues - stealth technology in particular - by U.S. and global media and is the leading independent expert on the Joint Strike Fighter program. Bill’s groundbreaking work on stealth received simultaneous and detailed attention from the CIA and the GRU, the Soviet military intelligence agency. He received Aerospace Journalist of the Year awards from the Royal Aeronautical Society in 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007.
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As chief editor MRO, Lee Ann Tegtmeier directs Aviation Week's coverage of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), including the Aviation Week & Space Technology MRO Edition. She won the World Leadership Forum’s Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards in 2009 (propulsion category) and in 2002 (maintenance category), and has been a finalist in other years. She holds a B.A. in English and political science from Luther College and an M.A. in nonfiction writing from John Hopkins University.
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Graham Warwick, Managing Editor, Technology
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Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense. Born and educated in Scotland, he graduated in aeronautical engineering and worked in advanced design at Hawker Siddeley Aviation in the UK before becoming an aerospace journalist. Before joining Aviation Week in April 2008, he spent almost 30 years with weekly aerospace news magazine Flight International, most recently as Americas Editor based in the U.S. Graham is a winner of the Decade of Excellence award for aviation journalism, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
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Aviation Week Editors & Contributors
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Based in Brussels, Cathy covers European regulatory affairs, commercial air transport and MRO. Most recently, she was senior analyst for CAPA – Centre for Aviation. Prior, Cathy was Air Transport World's European Editor/Bureau Chief, leading ATW's Europe, Middle East and African coverage for the magazine and the daily online news. She also contributed to ATW’s numerous newsletters and was responsible for ATW’s annual World Airport Report.
She won the 2010/11 European Regions Airline Association (ERAA) Hank McGonagle Journalism Award for a two-part article on the inclusion of aviation in the European ETS and was shortlisted several times for the Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year in the Air Transport and Best Strategy/ Finance category. In 2005, she was awarded the ATW Publisher’s Award. Cathy served as president of the Aviation Press Club (Belgium) for many years. She started her career as a journalist working for Belgium’s leading business magazine Trends. Cathy holds a Masters in Modern History from the KULeuven, Belgium, with distinction.
Based in Washington, John is Aviation Week’s senior editor for avionics and safety. Along with being a part-owner of a 1977 Piper Archer II, John is an FAA-certified flight instructor and former NASA engineer who specialized in avionics and control systems for Earth-orbiting satellites. After leaving NASA in 2000, he earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland and went to work for several aerospace publications, most recently with Flight International as Americas Editor.
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Mike is the Northern California Bureau Chief. Mike joined Aviation Week in March 1987 as a Congressional Editor in the Washington. He went on to become Bonn Bureau Chief in 1990 and the Asia Bureau Chief based in Hong Kong in 1993. After returning to the U.S. in 1997, he continued to head the Asian coverage for another decade. Besides continuing to contribute to the Asian coverage, Mike writes about commercial aircraft and engine production. He regularly covers the work of California-based satellite manufacturers and space research institutions. Prior to joining Aviation Week, Mike was a congressional correspondent and space/science writer for the Gannett News Service. He received his B.A. in political science from Claremont Men's College (now Claremont McKenna College) and an M.A. in journalism from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Brad is the Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief, leading our coverage of the region's evolving airline and aerospace businesses and their operations. Before joining Aviation Week, Brad reported for Reuters. He is stationed in Beijing.
Maxim Pyadushkin is based in Moscow, Russia, and covers the air transport and aerospace industry of Russia and the CIS countries as well as some defense issues. At the same time he holds a key position at AW&ST’s Russian partner – Air Transport Observer magazine (www.ato.ru). In the past he was in charge of several ATO’s sister aerospace publications and earlier worked for Moscow-based CAST defense think-tank. Maxim has a degree on international relations from MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia, and for several years worked at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Adrian is a Senior Air Transport Editor, based in New Zealand. He covers commercial aviation in Australasia and Japan, leads Aviation Week’s coverage of air traffic management and heads Aviation Week’s high-profile Top Performing Airlines. Adrian was based in the Washington bureau for eight years, writing for a range of Aviation Week publications. He won the breaking news category in the 2008 Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards. Prior to joining Aviation Week in 2002, Adrian covered aviation industry and policy issues for two other publishing companies in Washington. He has also worked for newspapers in Texas and New Zealand, covering a wide range of topics. Adrian graduated from Auckland University with a degree in history and English.
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Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, based in Los Angeles. Guy was previously with Flight International, first as technical editor based in the U.K. and most recently as U.S. West Coast editor. Before joining Flight, he was London correspondent for Interavia, part of Jane's Information Group. Guy is a multiple winner of the Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award in the Air Transport, Propulsion and Systems/Technology categories, and in 2006 he received the Royal Aeronautical Society Decade of Excellence Award for sustained achievement in aerospace journalism. Amongst other works Guy has authored the aerospace section of a science encyclopedia and co-authored, and produced an educational aviation CD-ROM. Guy has authored more than a dozen books on the air transport industry and been honored with several journalism awards including the several books on the histories of Airbus, Boeing and other airframe manufacturers.
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Amy is Aviation Week's senior U.S. defense editor and has flown on a variety of military aircraft since joining the staff, including a 9-hr. HH-60G Pave Hawk search-and-rescue mission after Hurricane Katrina, and MV-22 Osprey and F/A-18F Super Hornet. Prior to joining Aviation Week, she was the Pentagon bureau chief for Defense Daily covering multiple services programs, the defense budget and Defense Department dealings with Congress. She worked as the managing editor of Inside the Air Force covering Air Force procurement and policy issues. Prior to that, she was the The Daily Sun's military reporter in Warner Robins, Ga., where she participated in a two-week media trip to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, and reported on Air Force activities supporting the no-fly zone over Iraq. Amy studied English literature and history at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., and took a term at Oxford University, England.
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Based in Washington, Michael is the Senior Policy Editor and has helped cover U.S. aviation, aerospace and defense policymaking, federal budgets and congressional affairs since joining Aviation Week in 2005. For six years through 2012 he led a unique team of defense and space reporters and freelance writers that garnered three Jesse H. Neal business journalism awards, established the award-winning Ares defense technology blog, and produced the former Defense Technology International magazine. Michael also periodically hosts Aviation Week’s annual Defense Technology & Affordability Requirements (DTAR) and Aerospace & Defense Programs conferences, and speaks at other engagements. Prior to Aviation Week, he was a reporter for the Washington Post and BNA covering local technology businesses and federal acquisition. He has a master's in print journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor's from Vanderbilt University.
Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting. He has written on U. S. space policy as well as NASA's human and space science initiatives. Mark was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and Headliners Foundation as well as the Chronicle in 2004 for news coverage of the shuttle Columbia tragedy and its aftermath. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University.
Michael is a military reporter specializing in U.S. Defense Department contract analysis and naval programs. Prior to working for Aviation Week, he reported on military matters for Defense News and mainstream newspapers from Newport News, Va., to Savannah, Ga. Before focusing on defense issues, he lived in Brazil, and worked for a variety of publications including The Economist and O. Estado de S. Paulo. He has won national, state and regional journalism awards and is a frequent panel speaker for Investigative Reporters & Editors on military investigations.
Frank is a Senior Editor and has been a journalist for 39 years, specializing in aerospace for the over 20 years. Frank joined Aviation Week in 1989 as a defense/space reporter and senior space technology editor. In 2007 he was named deputy managing editor/space, responsible for coordinating space coverage across all bureaus and publications. Frank began his career working for his hometown daily in Huntsville, Alabama, and moved to Washington in 1979 as correspondent for the Birmingham Post-Herald. He later covered the Cold War Pentagon for Scripps-Howard News Service. Frank received a degree in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. He has Goddard and Von Braun media awards from the National Space Club, and a Neal Award.
Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines. Tony has covered avionics, unmanned vehicles, the supply chain and cyberwarfare.
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Amy is Aviation Week's Paris bureau chief and covers European space programs and the commercial satellite telecom industry. Amy has reported extensively on space and defense programs in the U.S. and Europe, covering the final days of NASA's space shuttle program and the emergence of entrepreneurial space companies seeking a foothold in the commercial market. In defense, Amy closely covered the U.S. Air Force aerial refueling tanker competition during the administration of George W. Bush, the largest procurement scandal in the service's recent history. She also followed the proceedings of the 9/11 Commission and the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Raised in a small town in central Arizona, Amy covered community and education issues for the state's largest daily newspaper before moving to Washington in 1999. She worked as the international arms trade reporter and later the Capitol Hill correspondent for Defense News, spent three years covering U.S. national security spending for National Journal's Congress Daily and two years writing about NASA at Space News before joining Aviation Week in May 2011.
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Business & Commercial Aviation
Dick Aarons is Safety Editor of Business & Commercial Aviation and has served in all editorial positions at Business & Commercial Aviation including Editor-In-Chief. He holds a Commercial pilot license with type ratings in the Citation Series and the Falcon 900. He has done graduate studies in aviation/aerospace safety systems and accident investigation at Embry-Riddle and is a graduate of the FAA's accident investigation school. His safety articles and "Cause and Circumstance" column have earned many awards including two distinguished service awards from the Flight Safety Foundation and as Aerospace Journalist of the Decade. He is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators and the International Association of Arson Investigators.
David Esler is a contributing editor for Business & Commercial Aviation. David is a former U.S. Army officer and a Commercial pilot with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings. He has traveled throughout the world reporting on business and general aviation and has been accorded numerous acknowledgements for his work, including five Aerospace Journalist of the Year awards, two NBAA Gold Wing awards, and two Aviation/Space Writers Association Awards of Excellence. His beats have covered the gamut in domestic and international operations, including safety, technology, charter and fractional ownership, engines and maintenance, regulatory and air traffic control issues, and since 2001, aviation security.
Mike Gamauf is a contributing editor for Business & Commercial Aviation. Mike has an A.S in Aviation Maintenance Technology, a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics, and is currently completing a Masters of Aeronautical Science Degree in Aviation Safety. He is a licensed A&P Mechanic, IA, and Helicopter Pilot. He began his aviation career as an Army UH-1 crew chief and now includes over two decades of experience troubleshooting and repairing large and medium civil helicopters. Mike writes the Director of Maintenance Notebook, and is currently working with a major airframe manufacturer developing a civil Fly-by-Wire Helicopter.
Fred is a senior editor with Business & Commercial Aviation. Fred is Aviation Week's aircraft evaluation specialist, having flown left seat in virtually every turbine-powered business jet produced in the past two decades. He has flown more than 150 individual aircraft types, ranging from the Piper J-3 Cub through Boeing and Airbus single-aisle jetliners, logging more than 5,700 hours of flight time. He has earned an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and four jet aircraft type ratings, and he remains an active pilot. Fred also specializes in avionics, aircraft systems and pilot technique reports. Prior to joining Aviation Week, he was an FAA designated pilot examiner [CE-500], instrument flight instructor and jet charter pilot. He also is former U.S. Naval Aviator who made three cruises to the western Pacific while flying the McDonnell-Douglas F-4J Phantom II. Fred has won numerous aviation journalism awards and serves as a Director of the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Jessica is Executive Editor of Business & Commercial Aviation magazine. She started as Editor of ShowNews Online, Aviation Week's on-site trade show daily published at the Paris Air Show, NBAA Annual Convention, Singapore Air Show and at other significant aerospace gatherings. Jessica has worked in television production and management consulting. While not yet a licensed pilot, Ms. Salerno has received flight instruction and has soloed.
Robert A. Searles is a contributing editor for Business & Commercial Aviation and has been affiliated with the magazine since 1981. He specializes in stories on aviation history and previously owned aircraft. His work has earned him honors as an Aerospace Journalist of the Year. From 1986 to 1992 he also served as editor in chief of Aviation Week's Show News, a daily publication produced at major air shows worldwide. Since 1995, he has been managing editor of Aviation Week Custom Media, which produces a variety of special editorial projects.
Pat Veillette is a contributing editor for Business & Commercial Aviation. In his professional piloting career, Pat Veillette has flown for the military, as well as for EMS, aerial fire fighting, air taxi, freight, scheduled airline, flight test and major fractional operators. He has over 13,500 flight hours in more than 100 makes and models of aircraft, ranging from balloons and rotorcraft to seaplanes and business jets. A 1983 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in aeronautical engineering, he also has advanced graduate degrees in mechanical and civil engineering. His engineering work specializes in flight-test, accident investigation and human factors, and has received numerous awards from the National Research Council, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Royal Aeronautical Society.
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