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Flight plan: London engineering students win chance to impress Airbus

21 May 2015 | By Jason Ford

Teamwork, determination and efficiency are three qualities that could win one lucky team of students a €30,000 prize


Gust generator lightens bumpy flights for aircraft manufacturers

20 May 2015 | By Helen Knight

Aircraft could be designed to better withstand the blasts of wind that lead to bumpy flights for passengers, thanks to a gust generator developed in the UK.


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Silent flight: developing hybrid aircraft

18 May 2015 | By Helen Knight

Siemens and Airbus are on a mission to introduce hybrid aircraft  that can carry up to 90 passengers by 2035.


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Highlighting the importance of innovation

18 May 2015 | By Jason Ford

Several events this week are aiming to throw a spotlight on the importance of innovation, both for the economy and for improving people’s lives

Airbus' concept future airliner

Flight of fancy

15 May 2015 | By Jon Excell

Civil aviation has seen some astonishing developments throughout its history, but could it now be on the brink of even more startlingly-disruptive change?


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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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The Prime Minister has embarked on his effort to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the European Union ahead of an in-out referendum, What aspects of the current relationship most need reform, from the point of view of engineering and manufacturing?