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    Bolt into the BLUE

    Bolt into the BLUE

    With tensions between Russia and the West at a new high — IAN BLACK describes a Cold War-era scramble — in the ultimate interceptor — the English Electric Lightning

    Taranis – the aerodynamics challenge

    Taranis – the aerodynamics challenge

    Engineers working on the BAE Systems’ Taranis stealth UCAV demonstrator faced a number of unique aerodynamic challenges which are described in a recent Aeronautical Journal paper. BILL READ explains.

    RIP Boris Island

    RIP Boris Island

    RAeS Head of Research, Professor Keith Hayward comments on the recent announcemernt by the UK's Airport Commission to drop the plan for a Thames Estuary airport, from its shortlist of SE England airport expansion choices.

    Taking cover - the aviation insurance market

    Taking cover - the aviation insurance market

    In this article from the September issue of AEROSPACE magazine, GILES KAVANAGH* explains the vital role played by the aviation insurance market to protect aircraft owners, operators and financiers against liabilities in the event of an accident.

    In the latest AEROSPACE magazine - September 2014

    By Tim Robinson

    In the latest AEROSPACE magazine - September 2014

    In the latest September 2014 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine: Hawk AJT at 40, airliner insurance, the SAM threat and civil aviation, satellite risk assessment, plus the usual news, comment, insight and Society events and business. Find out more here.

    "How powers are prepared for the First Aero War" - the NAL reviews contemporary press reports at the outbreak of WWI

    By The National Aerospace Library

    To mark the outbreak of World War I, the National Aerospace Library has been peering into its excellent collection of historical journals from Britain, America, Germany, Austria and France to see how they thought aviation would shape the Great War.

    Q&A with the Scorpion King

    Q&A with the Scorpion King

    One new aircraft to appear at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show was Textron AirLand’s Scorpion prototype low-cost twin-engine tactical military jet. During the show, BILL READ interviewed Textron Airland President Bill Anderson about the development of the Scorpion and his plans for its future.

    August 1914 - the RFC goes to war

    August 1914 - the RFC goes to war

    100 years ago this month, the Royal Flying Corps crossed over the Channel to France at the beginning of the Great War. Captain DAVID ROWLAND FRIN FRAeS describes what happened.

    Defending airliners against missiles

    Defending airliners against missiles

    The tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines MH17 has highlighted the dangers of surface-to-air missiles to commercial air transport. Can anything be done to protect them? TIM ROBINSON reports.

    Farnborough Air Show Day 4 and Summary

    Farnborough Air Show Day 4 and Summary

    The AEROSPACE publications team report on the highlights, major news and themes to emerge from the fourth trade day of the 2014 Farnborough Air Show, held 14-20 July – and present a a summary and analysis.

    Farnborough Air Show 2014 - Day 3

    Farnborough Air Show 2014 - Day 3

    The AEROSPACE publications team report on the highlights, major news and themes to emerge from the third trade day of the 2014 Farnborough Air Show, held 14-20 July.

    Farnborough Air Show - Day 2

    Farnborough Air Show - Day 2

    The AEROSPACE publications team report on the highlights, major news and themes to emerge from the second trade day of the 2014 Farnborough Air Show, held 14-20 July. With showgoers reeling from surprise at another sunny British morning, visitors tramped dutifully around the show, to strike deals, m...

    Farnborough Air Show 2014 – Day 1

    Farnborough Air Show 2014 – Day 1

    The AEROSPACE publications team report on the highlights, major news and themes to emerge from the first trade day of the 2014 Farnborough Air Show, held 14-20 July.

    Farnborough Air Show 2014 Preview

    Farnborough Air Show 2014 Preview

    TIM ROBINSON and BILL READ preview the highlights for this year's Farnborough Air Show, held 14-20 July.

    Carrier countdown

    By Tim Robinson

    Carrier countdown

    This month on 4 July the first of the UK's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QEC) carriers is set to be launched by Her Majesty the Queen — an important milestone in restoring Britain's naval air power. TIM ROBINSON talks to some of the engineers responsible for putting the 'air' in aircraft carrier.

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