Flashback: Aviation Convention News Rebrands To Aviation International News

 - January 6, 2022, 10:41 AM
Aviation International News 1/1/1986, cover

With AIN Media Group's Aviation International News and its predecessor Aviation Convention News celebrating the company's 50th year of continuous publication this year, AIN’s editorial staff is going back through the archives each month to bring readers some interesting events that were covered over the past half-century.

REWIND (JANUARY 1986): Prior to Aviation International News, the publication founded to provide industry coverage of events such as HeliExpo, NBAA’s annual convention, and the Reading Air Show was known as Aviation Convention News. In addition to publishing show daily issues, preview and post-event issues for each event were mailed to subscribers, six in total. “In those six issues we started covering news and information in addition to just the show-only news,” said AIN co-founder and managing director Wilson Leach. “We outgrew the name.”

At the start of 1986, Aviation Convention News was rebranded to the current Aviation International News. While AIN still would publish its show issues under the Convention News title, its bimonthly mailed subscription publication would now be known as Aviation International News.

FAST-FORWARD: Nine years later, AIN would move from a bimonthly publication to monthly, with its readers receiving a new issue packed with the current industry news at the beginning of each month. With AIN Media Group's Aviation International News and its predecessor Aviation Convention News celebrating the company's 50th year of continuous publication this year, AIN’s editorial staff is going back through the archives each month to bring readers some interesting events that were covered over the past half-century.