Friday, 31 October 2014


RMIT anti-turbulence system during wind tunnel tests

Feathers inspire turbulence avoidance system

28 Oct 2014

Researchers have taken inspiration from bird feathers to develop a system that could end turbulence on flights.

TE Boeing 487

New plant to convert waste cooking oil into aviation biofuel

23 Oct 2014

Up to 500 million gallons of aviation biofuel will be made from waste cooking oil at a new demonstration facility in China.



Flight path: aerospace career guide for graduate engineers

8 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Aerospace is one of the UK’s most important and most exciting engineering sectors, offering graduates a wealth of job opportunities across the country.


Accelerate Aerospace Innovation

Examination hall

Schools under the spotlight

31 Oct 2014 | By Jason Ford

Are the UK’s schools doing enough to educate young people about the opportunities in industry?

The off-the-shelf drone promises to be a popular gift this Christmas

The holly and the UAV

22 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

The rise of the do-it-yourself drone - which looks destined to become one of this year’s most popular festive gifts - is raising security and privacy concerns that could have implications for the wider UAV industry


An overhead view of the facility

October 1960: High speed wind tunnels

15 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

In October 1960, The Engineer reported on the opening of two new high speed wind tunnels at the Warton Aerodrome, near Preston. 

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

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