Discussion Papers

A Discussion Paper is a vehicle for initiating debate throughout the aerospace community rather than stating a Society position. The paper will usually arise because one or more Specialist Groups sees a need to stimulate debate concerning a particular issue or problem.

Click on the links below to download copies of recent RAeS discussion papers.

THE PROVISION OF ACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF SAFETY FOR OPERATIONS WITH EXPOSURE TO ENGINE FAILURE IN HELICOPTER COMMERCIAL AIR TRANSPORT

THE FUTURE OF HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT: A REVIEW OF UK NATIONAL STRATEGY

AEROSPACE IN THE SDSR 2015: BUILDING FLEXIBLE CAPABILITY FOR A FAST-CHANGING WORLD

UK SPACE POLICY: A 'HIDDEN SUCCESS STORY'

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URRENT AND FUTURE MARITIME AIR POWER FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES: A NEW INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM?

THE CHINESE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY: A BACKGROUND PAPER

TOWARDS A UK AVIATION SKILLS PLAN

THE FUTURE OF UK DEFENCE AEROSPACE

FLYING THROUGH AN ERA OF VOLCANIC ASH

EASA NPA 2010-03: INTRODUCTION OF ACAS II SOFTWARE VERSION 7.1

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES: A NEW INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM?

AEROSPACE IN THE STRATEGIC DEFENCE REVIEW

THE IMPACT OF FLIGHT SIMULATION IN AEROSPACE

OPEN SKIES - OPEN MARKETS

THE NEED FOR DOMESTIC AIR SERVICES IN THE UK

RETURN TO THE MOON - A UK PERSPECTIVE

HELICOPTER SUPPORT TO MAJOR CIVIL CONTINGENCIES ON LAND IN THE UNITED KINGDOM