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Massive change is afoot; but how realistic are renewable fuels for aviation?

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Looking up at clear blue skies through fresh wheat fields

News this month that Volvo intends to make its entire range of cars electric from 2019 may have come as a bit of a shock. It feels like we’ve spent so long talking about fossil fuel alternatives in the context of something that will happen in the future, to suddenly have one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers announce “hey, it’s here!” makes it feel slightly surprising. However, although the car industry is looking like it will begin the next decade with electric as its first choice, how the aviation industry evolves will be quite different. We are seeing huge changes across commercial aviation; and the move away from fossil fuels is just one of many challenges we face. Terrorism,

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New Space Industry Bill aims to make UK ‘most attractive place in Europe for commercial launch’

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Industrialised space exploration

What’s does Space Industry Bill mean for the aerospace sector and how is it going to change the industry as a whole. Out take on an exciting week!

The ‘Rise of the Drones’ continues to worry the aviation industry

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A drone in your garden

News: Why drones are becoming an increasing worry for the global aviation industry, as near misses continue to be reported around some of the world’s busiest airports

Aerospace fasteners; a guide to interior terminology

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A selection of fasteners

A quick and easy guide to some of the everyday terminology used when discussing interior use aerospace fasteners. Full stock card also available .

Just how close are we to VTOL commuting?

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VTOL Commuting

The idea of ‘quadcopters’ taking off from London’s tallest buildings really doesn’t seem like a very far step from where we are today.

Report finds flying to be five times safer than it was 20 years ago

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A 1990's British Airways Boeing 767-2B7ER;

A new report states that flying is now as much as five times safer than it was 20 years ago, but is the perception of safety the real issue with today’s travellers?

How the supply chain supports tough aviation emissions targets in 2017

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The Sukhoi SuperJet 100

How can the aerospace supply chain support the industry in its attempts to hit tough sustainability targets over the next 5 years?

Is a new age of hypersonic air travel on the horizon in 2017?

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An example of what hypersonic airtravel might look like

Travelling from London to New York in under 30 minutes might sound like science fiction but thanks to hypersonic air travel, it’s closer than you think…

Understanding the fundamentals of aircraft fasteners

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A selection of typical fasteners

Find out how these tiny nuts, bolts and screws are some of the toughest, lightest and best performing pieces of micro-engineering on the plant.

SC21 Silver Award targeted for 2019

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The prestigious SC21 Industry Bronze Award given to JP Aero

SC21 is hugely important to the aerospace industry as it provides the industry with a single strategic programme to improve performance. Lean more…