In the November 2016 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine: Chinese aerospace industry assessed, Biggin Hill Airport scrambles for skills gap, passenger seat certification and the future of spaceflight.


In the latest AEROSPACE magazine - November 2016


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

Antenna − Commentator HOWARD WHEELDON looks at the organisational changes at Rolls-Royce

Transmissions − Your letters, emails, tweets and feedback.

The Future of... Spaceflight − Asteroid mining, solar sails, colonies on Mars – what might humans do next in space?

Chinese aerospace's little leap forward – Prof Keith Hayward FRAeS analyses recent developments in China's aerospace industry.

Cranfield readies for the future of flight - Cranfield University celebrates its 70th anniversary and looks to the future.

Remote control – Saab’s remotely operated ATC towers may be just what smaller airports are looking for to cut costs.

Sealed at last – In the wake of India's deal to acquire 36 Dassault Rafale fighters, Neelam Mathews analyses this key defence procurement.

Biggin Hill scrambles to tackle aero skills fight - The famous WW2 airfield sets out to train business aviation engineers.

Sitting pretty – The evolution of certification requirements and engineering challenges in aircraft seating.


President and Chief Executive’s Message
Book Reviews
Library Additions
BAe 146 at 35
150th anniversary events
RAeS History Part 11 - Publications
Satellite orbits and RAE
Corporate Partners
RAeS Elections
RAeS Heritage Awards

The last word - Professor Keith Hayward asks if it is the beginning of the end for large four-engine wide-body passenger airliners.

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28 October 2016