How aeronautical students came to the rescue for a TV programme featuring BBC Top Gear star James May and a world record model glider attempt.
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.
Converting passenger airliners into cargo aircraft can be a costly and time consuming business. However, LCF Conversions is marketing an innovative low-cost option that could provide a competitive alternative to conventional P2F conversions – report.
As massive growth in civil aviation continues, is the real threat to aviation safety the criminalisation of aircraft accidents? A report on whether a worldwide aviation Just Culture is achievable.
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.
Will the new UK £60m Centre for Aerodynamics help safeguard Britain’s long term status as a global player in aerospace? Analysis and insight.
An update on MBDA’s new Meteor long range air-to-air missile, together with its new precision SPEAR weapon programme.
Will the wars of the future be fought by intelligent, autonomous swarms of UASs able to reconfigure and adapt to any mission or situation? A look at the 2020 battlespace and the benefits and challenges of swarming UAVs.
With air traffic capacity at London Heathrow almost at breaking point, could a bold new proposal to use a revamped RAF Northolt bring valuable breathing space for passengers, airlines and politicians alike?
Is the European combat aircraft industry set for inevitable decline in the post-Eurofighter, Rafale and Gripen era? Hard hitting analysis of a looming crisis.
Professor Keith Hayward, RAeS Head of Research provides expert comment and analysis on the UK Governments ’s decision to revert to the STOVL variant of the F-35 stealth fighter.
How does a scramjet work? Why can’t we fit one to an airliner? A technical article explains the theory of hypersonic propulsion and its practical applications to aircraft.
The staging of the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer will have major implications for airports and airspace users – an in-depth report
The next generation of all-seeing electro-optical airborne sensors and onboard processing promise a revolution in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). Report and analysis.
Rolls-Royce is set to return to composite fan blades — with a partnership with GKN that will set up the engine-maker for next-generation lightweight turbofan requirements.
What could the collapse of the Euro mean to the aerospace industry? A special analysis from Professor Keith Hayward, the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Head of Research, who assesses the impact and effects of the Eurozone crisis on the aviation sector.