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    In the latest AEROSPACE magazine - October 2016

    In the latest AEROSPACE magazine - October 2016

    In the October 2016 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine: modelling passenger behaviour in aircraft emergency evacuations, command of the air in the 2030s, the new race to the Moon, the arguments for airport expansion from Heathrow and Gatwick and new EASA GA turboprop regulation...

    Remote control

    Remote control

    Saab is testing and operating new ‘remote control tower’ technology which will enable air traffic controllers to direct flights from remote airports without the need for a manned control tower. However, the technology may also be used to enhance operations at larger airports, as BILL READ FRAeS repo...

    Cranfield readies for future of flight

    Cranfield readies for future of flight

    On 17 September, the UK’s Cranfield University celebrated its 70th anniversary with a special Open Doors event and a Festival of Flight. TIM ROBINSON finds out how this beacon of aviation and aeronautics education and research is aiming for the next 70 years.

    Falling with style

    Falling with style

    A team of engineering students at the University of Southampton is testing a new wingsuit design with which they hope to break all existing world records for height, speed and distance with a jump from over 45,000ft. BILL READ, FRAeS reports

    Plotting a new route out of Europe

    Plotting a new route out of Europe

    Does Brexit mean a new regime or as you were on air passenger rights? Sue Barham, Partner at Holman Fenick Willan, takes a look at the legal implications of Brexit on airlines operating in the UK.

    Airlander - down but not out

    Airlander - down but not out

    UK airship developer Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) experienced a setback when its prototype Airlander 10 airship was damaged after colliding with the ground after its second test flight. Despite this setback, HAV is working hard to repair the airship and resume its test schedule. BILL READ FRAeS reports

    Ripple effects from SpaceX explosion

    Ripple effects from SpaceX explosion

    PROF KEITH HAYWARD, FRAeS looks at the wider implications to the space industry of the recent accident in which a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was destroyed while being fuelled prior to a pre-launch engine test firing.

    The Royal Aeronautical Society: Part 9 - The Garden Parties

    The Royal Aeronautical Society: Part 9 - The Garden Parties

    Part 9 of the Royal Aeronautical Society's history. Throughout the 1930s the Royal Aeronautical Society Garden Parties were the first big aeronautical event of the year and also one of the highlights.

    Where have all the famous aircraft designers gone?

    Where have all the famous aircraft designers gone?

    Few people in aviation can claim to have changed how the world travels. Boeing's Joe Sutter, the 'Father of the 747' who died this week, aged 95, was one. Was he almost the last of generation of incredible aeronautical engineers? asks TIM ROBINSON

    PREVIEW: Combat Air Patrol 2

    PREVIEW: Combat Air Patrol 2

    TIM ROBINSON previews Combat Air Patrol 2, a new AV-8B Harrier PC flight simulation now in development. Can it capture the iconic Jump Jet's magic?

    In the latest AEROSPACE magazine - September 2016

    In the latest AEROSPACE magazine - September 2016

    In the September 2016 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine: The future of UAVs, Farnborough Air Show report, countering the threat of cyber attacks on aircraft systems, the legal implications of Brexit and the RAeS Cool Aeronautics education outreach programme.

    Yorkshire Air Museum acquires French Mirage IV bomber

    Yorkshire Air Museum acquires French Mirage IV bomber

    The Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum (YAM) at Elvington in North Yorkshire has completed negotiations to acquire a Dassault Mirage lVA strategic nuclear bomber from the French government. BILL READ, FRAeS, reports.

    Engineering resilience

    Engineering resilience

    Flying is safer than ever but 'one-off’ failures of complex systems still happen. Can resilience engineering help aircrews (and others) prepare for the unexpected? Captain DAVID MORIARTY (Chair of Human Factors (Ops) Group and author of Practical Human Factors for Pilots), GUNNAR STEINHARDT (Aviatio...

    The Royal Aeronautical Society: Part 8 - The Library

    The Royal Aeronautical Society: Part 8 - The Library

    Part 8 of the Royal Aeronautical Society's history. By 1937 the library was outgrowing the space available at the Society's headquarters in Albemarle Street and was one of the reasons for the move to No.4 Hamilton Place.

    Lives before luggage

    Lives before luggage

    During the recent emergency evacuation of the Emirates 777 which caught fire in Dubai, a number of passengers endangered their safety and those of others by stopping to collect their luggage. BILL READ FRAeS looks at some of the ideas being proposed to prevent such actions reoccurring and how it may...

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