Was the legendary and courageous 1943 RAF Dambusters Raid a ‘strategic success or a conjuring trick’? The RAeS Air Power Group provides a report on a recent academic debate on the effectiveness of Operation CHASTISE.
As teams from Boeing fan out across the globe to get grounded Dreamliners back into the air will this battery fix be enough to restore the fortunes of the 787? Analysis
On 12 April the Royal Aeronautical Society and Boeing held a celebration event at Farnborough Airport to mark the first flight of the Schools Build A Plane project – a pioneering aerospace STEM intiative. VIDEO interview with young people involved & test pilot.
Professor Keith Hayward, Head of Research RAeS comments on the recent news of £2bn investment boost to the UK aerospace sector.
After missing out in India’s MMRCA contest, a combination of private funding, demanding export customers and high-level political backing means Eurofighter Typhoon is now set to unlock its true multi-role potential. Analysis
An interview with British ESA Astronaut Major Tim Peake on training for outer space, what it takes to be an astronaut and NASA/ESA cooperation.
BAE System’s Mantis MALE UAV may find a new role as a national technology demonstrator as part of the UK’s civil ASTRAEA project.
Space in 2013 – an overview of government and scientific spaceflight highlights to look out for this year.
A series of highly public problems, including a global grounding, has stricken Boeing’s flagship 787 Dreamliner. Is this simply teething troubles or indications of deeper flaws? Analysis.
Despite a last minute reprieve, the threat of sequestration or the ‘fiscal cliff’ to the US aerospace and defence sector has not gone away. Professor KEITH HAYWARD, RAeS Head of Research, looks at the new danger of the debt ceiling.
Aerospace International Editor TIM ROBINSON felt ‘the need.. the need for speed’ on the final trade day of Farnborough Air Show this summer, with a demonstration flight in a Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet from the US Navy.
Britain’s greatest test pilot, aviation record holder and former RAeS President Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown gives his tribute to astronaut Neil Armstrong ‘a kindred spririt’, who passed away earlier this year.
A video interview with SpaceX space entrepeneur and rocket builder, Elon Musk, on his Dragon capsule, rocket plans and retiring on Mars.
Back in office, President Obama returns to confront the challenges of sequestration. The ‘fiscal cliff’ that the US defence sector is now teetering on has implications beyond America’s shores. Professor KEITH HAYWARD, RAeS Head of Research, assesses the situation.
What are the top ten must-read aviation books really capture the thrill and magic of flying?