In the May 2017 issue of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine: ESA's BepiColombo mission gets set for Mercury, on the record with Gulfstream Aerospace President, and the vital role of aerospace in humanitarian relief operations.


* Editorial
* Radome – Intelligence/Analysis/Comment - A digest of the top aviation, aerospace and space news from the previous month.
* Antenna − Commentator HOWARD WHEELDON on British Airway's moves to make its short-haul flights more 'low-cost'.
* Transmissions − Your letters, emails, tweets and feedback.
* Mercury rising − An analysis of the forthcoming ESA/JAXA joint mission to the closest planet to the Sun.  
* Plane Speaking − Interview with Mark Burns, President Gulfstream Aerospace.
* Flight design − The RAeS General Aviation Design Competition aims to stimulate interest in the UK's new E-conditions.
* Avalon 2017 smashes records − a report on the 2017 Australian Avalon Air Show.
* Bell rings the changes in Valencia − Bell Helicopter opens a new training centre in Spain
* Minding the challenges of mental health − Tackling the regulatory and implementation challenges of pilot mental health.
* International rescue − MIKE BRATBY FRAeS reports on the vital role of aerospace in humanitarian aid. 


* President and Chief Executive's message
* Book Reviews
* British Scout documentary
* Balloon Challenge
* Corporate Partners
* Diary
* YPN in the spotlight
* RAeS Elections
* Obituaries
* The Last Word - KEITH HAYWARD on the Galileo satellite navigation system, Ariane 6 and the UK's future outside the European space market.

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News Team
28 April 2017