As 2019 gets underway, our industry continues to innovate, evolve and expand globally. That’s nothing new: The aviation, aerospace and defence world has been transforming itself and society since we started covering it more than 102 years ago.
But last year and 2019 will go down as an intensive era of change, growth and investment in our business. During the past nine months, Aviation Week has invested in talent, technology and our services portfolio to remain in step with accelerating demand for more and better content.
Our team has grown by 78 percent, most of that in the Asia-Pacific region and other fast-growing aviation markets. More than half of the Aviation Week Network team is now based outside North America—a milestone we have long pursued. Here are a few highlights:
- CAPA (Centre for Aviation) recently joined the Aviation Week Network, significantly expanding our intelligence, data and event capabilities and providing a boost of talent, experience and customers in the Asia-Pacific region. We are honoured to be working with founder Peter Harbison and Managing Director Derek Sadubin to support their team’s growth and expand our global footprint together. The CAPA information and data memberships and global airline and corporate travel summits are incredible complements to services you can access from our fast-growing air transport portfolio.
- Routes/ASM also joined our family, catapulting us into a leadership role in serving the needs of airline and airport executives with strategic and network planning events.
- The Routes events team and ASM consultants join Air Transport World, Aviation Daily, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Inside MRO and CAPA, combining to make our portfolio a powerful partner in enabling the expansion of airline services globally.
- Big Data headlined our technology investments as we launched new real-time aircraft utilization, fleet analysis and forecasting. This added to an already robust set of aircraft, contract and content databases to serve the industry’s insatiable hunger for more and better data to guide critical decision-making and drive growth.
You also will benefit from new offerings coming online throughout 2019:
AviationWeek.com and all of our websites will be relaunched on a single, cutting-edge information and media platform, simplifying and integrating your ability to easily find the content you need. The Aerospace, Air Transport, Defense & Space, MRO and Business Aviation communities will each have their own destination to find content and connect with products and services. We also are streamlining the log-in and customer-service experience-—yes, we’ve been listening!
Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), the premium content and digital curator of all of our data, directory and intelligence resources, also will be relaunched, providing simple and robust dashboards tailored to your market sector and information preferences and featuring powerful new search tools.
New events are launching, including Urban Air Mobility (April 9-10, Atlanta), Aerospace and Defense M&A (Nov. 6, Beverly Hills) and TakeOff (Oct. 28-29, Orlando Sanford International Airport), a new network-planning event for regional airports.
Meanwhile, our core remains strong, thanks to our commitment to invest in top-notch editorial and data teams that lead coverage of the industry from bureaus all over the globe. We are dedicated to staying ahead of your need for high-quality, trusted and actionable information and connections. I believe these latest enhancements will carry forward Aviation Week’s first century of momentum.
If I have piqued your curiosity about any of these new developments, please reach out with an email to me to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s to a successful 2019!
President, Aviation Week Network