#aviation

Spirit of Innovation plane is the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft

2 weeks ago — Quick Read

The Spirit of Innovation - an electric aircraft demonstrator developed by Rolls-Royce - has clinched the record for the world's fastest all-electric aircraft.

What future do airlines have? Three experts discuss

2 years ago — Deep Dive

Airlines face an unprecedented international crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the global industry will lose US$252 billion in 2020....

Will Electric planes solve flying’s CO₂ problem?

2 years ago — Deep Dive

The UK government plans to ban the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Clearly the plan is for all citizens to be driving electric or hybrid-electric...

An Ion drive space engine has been used on aircraft for first time!

3 years ago — Long Read

Imagine an aircraft engine that has no moving parts, produces no harmful exhaust and makes no noise. That’s what researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US...

Engineering History – The heartbreaking story of the flying mathematicians of World War I

4 years ago — Deep Dive

Keith Lucas was killed instantly when his BE2 biplane collided with that of a colleague over Salisbury Plain on October 5, 1916. As a captain in the Royal Flying Corps,...

Meet the Drone that might one day save your life

4 years ago — Quick Read

Sweden has started a drone trial which could allow emergency medical care to reach patients having a heart-attack ... before an ambulance even arrives. Every second counts when you are...