Wednesday, 03 September 2014



'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.


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.


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?


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. 


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?