In the January 2016 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine: The future of aerospace - propulsion and structures, new role for cargo airships and is it time to reclaim the dreaded word 'drone'. Plus the usual news, comment, insight and Society business. 

RAeS members & magazine subscribers can download AEROSPACE magazine online.


AEROSPACE - January 2016


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

Antenna - Commentator Howard Wheeldon considers the relevence of the RAeS in its next 150 years

Transmissions - Your letters, emails, tweets and feedback.

The future of... Aerospace - A look forward at how aerospace materials, engines and aircraft designs might develop in the future. 

SDSR - more questions than answers - Analysis of the UK Defence Review from the RAeS Air Power Group .

Middle East Showcase - Report from subdued sales at the 2015 Dubai Air Show.

Centre of excellence - Pilot and cabin crew training at the Emirates Aviation Colleage in Dubai

Flight crew training looks to the future  - Report from the RAeS Flight Simulation Group conference.

Semantics, PR and the dreaded D-word - Is it time the military and UAV industry took back the term 'drone'?

Airships seek new role - Opportunities and challenges for moving freight using lighter-than-air vehicles.

Concorde countdown - Personal memories of Concorde's entry into commercial service in 1976.

  • President and Chief Executive’s Message
  • Book Reviews
  • Library additions
  • Society history Part 1 - the early years
  • 150 years of the RAeS
  • Diary
  • Corporate Partners
  • RAeS Elections
  • Obituaries

The last word - Professor Keith Hayward on the 150th annivesary of the RAeS.


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.

Enjoyed reading these but not a member? Click here to find out about joining the RAeS.

Can’t wait for the printed copy to arrive? Click here to view the latest edition online, or email for assistance setting up your online account. For non-member subscriptions please contact:

5 January 2016