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    Google buys UAV start-up Titan Aerospace

    Internet giant Google has purchased Titan Aerospace, a manufacturer of long-endurance ‘atmospheric satellite’ UAVs.

    Mind the skills gap

    Mind the skills gap

    The issue of skills shortages is a multi-faceted, global problem, which is now high on industry’s agenda. But how serious is the problem in aerospace, where are the shortages most acute and what is industry doing about it? Clare Walker CRAeS reports.

    VIDEO: Schools Build a Plane Challenge - in their own words

    By Tim Robinson

    VIDEO: Schools Build a Plane Challenge - in their own words

    Last month, the first students from the RAes/Boeing Schools Build-A-Plane (SBAP) Challenge got to fly in a light aircraft they had built themselves as part of a pioneering (STEM) project in the UK. Watch this exclusive video where the young people from the first SBAP aircraft to fly describe what th...

    Indian C-130J crash

    On 28 March, an Indian Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J crashed in India with the loss of five personnel on the aircraft, including two Wing Commanders.

    What happened to flight MH370?

    By Bill Read

    What happened to flight MH370?

    During the three weeks since the disappearance of flight MH370, there have been many theories put forward as to what might have happened aboard the aircraft. At a recent high level RAeS Flight Operations Group conference, BILL READ polled a selection of the experts there with some of the most vital ...

    MH370 – implications of a ‘Black Swan’ aviation event

    By Tim Robinson

    MH370 – implications of a ‘Black Swan’ aviation event

    As the hunt for Malaysian Airlines MH370 continues, AEROSPACE Editor-in-Chief TIM ROBINSON provides commentary on the repercussions from this extraordinary event.

    Eavesdropping from space

    By Tim Robinson

    Eavesdropping from space

    US satellites that intercept communications have so far avoided the full weight of the media scrutiny that the Edward Snowden revelations have brought on other parts of the intelligence world. PAT NORRIS FRAeS* considers the ultra-secret world of spy satellites able to hoover up your mobile phone co...

    Twilight of the trijets

    By Tim Robinson

    Twilight of the trijets

    TIM ROBINSON flies on the last-ever passenger DC-10 flight with Biman Bangladesh Airlines as this iconic three-engine airliner bows out of passenger airline service. Is the four-engined airliner next to become extinct?

    Hybrid Air Vehicles unveils Airlander airship

    British airship company Hybrid Air Vehicles has inflated its lighter-than-air vehicle, the Airlander 10, (formerly the Northrop Grumman LEMV) in the UK for the first time at Cardington.

    Taranis unmasked

    By Tim Robinson

    Taranis unmasked

    On 5 February the wraps came off flight test progress with the UK’s classified stealth UCAV demonstrator, the BAE Systems Taranis. TIM ROBINSON caught up with Taranis Project Pilot and Mission Commander BOB FRASER.

    Making aerospace thrilling

    By Tim Robinson

    Making aerospace thrilling

    Are the aerospace and aviation industries doing all that they possibly can to attract the next generation of young people to join this exciting and rewarding sector? Commentary from TIM ROBINSON.

    Singapore Air Show - Day Three and Summary

    By Tim Robinson, Bill Read

    Singapore Air Show - Day Three and Summary

    With the trade days of the airshow winding down, there was still plenty of activity in the halls and outside in the static display at the third day of the Singapore Air Show 2014. Tim Robinson and Bill Read report on the day's highlights and provide an analysis of the major themes.

    Singapore Air Show - Day Two

    By Tim Robinson, Bill Read

    Singapore Air Show - Day Two

    With survivors of the previous day's Great Singapore Air Show Taxi Queue of 2014 staggering into the show, the second day promised more aviation and aerospace news and deals for visitors. Tim Robinson and Bill Read report on the highlights from the second trade day of the Singapore Air Show.

    Singapore Air Show - Day One

    By Tim Robinson, Bill Read

    Singapore Air Show - Day One

    Tuesday saw the air show officially opened, with visitors thronging the stands, exhibits and static display to see the latest in aerospace technology. TIM ROBINSON and BILL READ report from the first official trade day of the Singapore Air Show.

    Singapore Air Show - Day Zero

    By Bill Read, Tim Robinson

    Singapore Air Show - Day Zero

    Although the air show does not officially open until Tuesday, Monday saw press briefings and conferences highlight civil and military aerospace. TIM ROBINSON and BILL READ report from day 'zero' of the Singapore Air Show.

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