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'Boris Island' airport scuppered by Airports Commission

2 Sep 2014

A hub airport on the inner Thames estuary will not be added to a shortlist of proposals to provide new airport capacity by 2030.

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BAE uses miniature sensors to give aircraft 'smart skin'

27 Aug 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Future aircraft could have “smart skin” that enables them to instantly detect damage, if research by BAE Systems comes to fruition.

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An Airbus A350 wing being assembled at the firm's Broughton plant

Opportunities in the aero industry supply chain

22 Jul 2014 | By Julia Pierce

The UK aerospace industry’s rich and varied supply chain offers a host of exciting and rewarding career opportunities

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Poll: Boris Island

2 Sep 2014

With plans for “Boris Island” sunk, what is your preferred option for airport expansion in the Southeast?

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There's the hub: airport decision imminent

1 Sep 2014 | By Jason Ford

The Airports Commission is due to announce whether or not it will take forward plans for an island airport hub in the Thames Estuary. 

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The firing of the first test missile from trials ship HMS Girdle Ness

​This week in 1959: A rare sighting of the Seaslug

19 Feb 2014 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer gets its first look at the The Armstrong-Whitworth “Seaslug”, the UK Navy’s first guided surface to air missile

The Meteor set a world speed record of 606mph in November 1945

January 1946: waiting in the wings

8 Jan 2014 | By Jon Excell

Experimental jet-propelled aircraft were at an advanced stage of developement in the early 1940s but failed to have an impact on the outcome of the war

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With plans for "Boris Island" sunk, what is your preferred option for airport expansion in the Southeast?