October 13, 2008

AviationWeek.Com Traffic Continues to Grow

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIATION WEEK, the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, today announced that its website at AviationWeek.com continues to record increased traffic. In September 2008, the industry's leading website reported more than 1.1 million page views, 380,000 visits, and 338,000 unique visitors, representing year-over-year increases of 80%, 85% and 81%, respectively, according to third-party tracking.

AvationWeek.com is a primary online source for award-winning news and analysis, which is a critical driver of its continued growth. During September 2008, the most-viewed articles were "Next-Gen Bomber Requires Design Discipline" (Defense Technology International, September 5); "Prototype Cessna SkyCatcher Crashes" (exclusively on AviationWeek.com, September 19); and "Boeing Strike Could Be a Long One" (Aviation Week & Space Technology, September 12). The website's many interactive components also drive growth; its defense technology blog, Ares (http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/), reported a record 260,000 views in September.

"AviationWeek.com is an ongoing success story," said Tom Henricks, president of AVIATION WEEK. "Our visitors are informed and connected. They come for breaking news and thorough analysis, and they stay for networking and interactivity. Overall, the website provides a clear perspective of the aerospace and defense market, enabling visitors to make more informed business decisions," he 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, ShowNews, Aviation Daily, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report and the World Aerospace Database. The group's website, http://aviationweek.com/, offers the industry's most reliable news, information, search and online community tools. Premium content services include the Aviation Week Intelligence Network, MRO Prospector, and the new Top-Performing Companies Benchmarking Tool. The group also produces prominent conferences, exhibitions and management forums around the world.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies 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, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2007 were $6.8 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.


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