AviationWeek.com Launches New Online Networking Tools

NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIATION WEEK, the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, today announced enhancements to its website atwww.aviationweek.com. The industry's leading website now offers a suite of business networking tools enabling users to create profiles, interact with the AVIATION WEEK editorial team as well as their peers, and develop their own content.

With a current average of over 800,000 page views and 180,000 unique visitors per month, AviationWeek.com is a primary online source for news,analysis and now networking. This new functionality will provide users from around the world and across a variety of job functions and industries with an easy way to connect with each other. The site's current users are primarily professionals in engineering, maintenance, program management, operations and flight departments from aerospace and defense manufacturers, airlines, armed forces, government agencies, MRO service providers, and educational and R&D institutions.

"The latest enhancements to AviationWeek.com are evidence of our ongoing commitment to digital transformation," said Tom Henricks , President of AVIATION WEEK. "By integrating community functions and user-generated content throughout the site, we believe that visitors to our site will gain a clearer perspective of the aerospace and defense market, and in turn will be better able to make more informed business decisions," he added.

"Earlier this year, we increased the amount of content on AviationWeek.com, and improved the site's navigation to make that content more accessible," said Anne McMahon, AVIATION WEEK's Director, Information Marketing. "We now have new business networking tools and new formats of content, including blogs, videos and photos, that make it easier for our users and staff to interact with each other. AviationWeek.com will continue to focus on our customers' digital needs, and the site will continue to evolve as a leading digital platform for the industry to stay informed and connected,"she added.


AVIATION WEEK, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, and includes the publications Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, Business & Commercial Aviation, Overhaul & Maintenance, Show News, Aviation Daily, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report and the World Aerospace Database.The group's web portal, http://www.aviationweek.com/, offers the industry'smost reliable news, information, intelligence and features, and its AviationWeek Intelligence Network (AWIN) at http://www.aviationweek.com/awin is the industry's most integrated business tool for managers, business developers,buyers and technical professionals across the entire aviation and aerospace field. The group also produces 12 major conferences and exhibitions in the MRO, defense and programs sectors. Information is available athttp://www.aviationweek.com/conferences.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Business Week and J.D.Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2006 were $6.3 billion. Additional information is available at www.mcgraw-hill.com.


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