In the February 2016 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine: Time to fly smarter and greener?, will pilots still be needed in 40 years and inflatable space habitats. Plus the usual news, comment, insight and Society business. 


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AEROSPACE - February 2016


Radome – Intelligence/Analysis/Comment - A digest of the top aviation, aerospace and space news from the previous month.

Antenna - Commentator Howard Wheeldon asks whether the sell-off of UK air tarffic services provider NATS should be a cause for concern.

Transmissions - Your letters, emails, tweets and feedback.

Time to fly smarter - Can tactical adjustments to flightpath prevent contrails and the build-up of CO2?

Carbon traders -  A study of Europe's carbon trading ETS scheme. Did it work?

Lift off for new era in UK spaceflight? - Will Tim Peake's mission unlock new opportunies for UK plc in human spaceflight? 

New horizons for UK light aircraft design - Report from the RAeS General Aviation Group design conference

Final call for pilots?  - A lively and learned discussion at the Society's 150th Anniversary Black Tie Debate  .

Expanding space - The potentail role of inflatable space habitats in manned space missions

Future rotorcraft requirements - What helicopters will NATO need in the future?

Wearables - the next frontier for aerospace? - Virtual, augmented reality and more are the next consumer crossover tech for aviation.


  • President and Chief Executive’s Message
  • Book Reviews
  • Library additions
  • Society history Part 2 - Torwards powered flight
  • Go for gold!
  • A celebration of military air power
  • Diary
  • Corporate Partners
  • RAeS Elections
  • Medal & Award winners


The last word - Professor Keith Hayward on new Asia-Pacific rivalries in aerospace manufacturing .


AEROSPACE is the flagship monthly publication of the Royal Aeronautical Society and is free to all members as part of their membership. It is written for aerospace professionals by aerospace professionals. Inaugurated in June 2013 and replacing the two earlier members' monthly magazines, Aerospace International and The Aerospace Professional, AEROSPACE is features-led, agenda-setting, global in outlook, dynamic and forward looking. Each issue contains news and analysis as well as Society news and events, book reviews and news of members. Letters and feedback are positively encouraged.

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25 January 2016