What future do airlines have? Three experts discuss

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. Many airlines are cutting up to 90% of their flight capacity. On March 1, more than two million...

Edinburgh Shield Force – How A Group of Engineers in Edinburgh banded together to build a facility for producing face shields

Long Read

A group of Engineers in Edinburgh have decided to tackle the shortages of PPE for NHS staff head-on by pooling their abilities and resources to quickly create personal protective gear for front line NHS staff. The grassroots initiative have just delivered the first 200 face shields to...

Coronavirus: why we need to consult engineers as well as scientists for solutions

Quick Read

The coronavirus outbreak has shone a bright light on the use of experts and scientific advice. In the UK the prime minister, Boris Johnson, is flanked by his chief scientist and chief medical officer when giving updates about his response to the outbreak – emphasising that it is...