PICTURE: Eurofighter Amateur Photography Competition picks best in class #ILA12


Credit: Gaz West This extraordinary image from Gaz West took the winning prize in the second annual Eurofighter Amateur Photography Competition.Amateur photographers from across the globe submitted their best images for consideration, and entries came from as places as diverse as Malaysia, India, Slovenia, Turkey and Bulgaria. This striking winning image will be on the […]

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VIDEO: Airbus lights up Berlin’s Humboldt-Box with its vision of the future of flight #ILA12

To celebrate its vision of the future of flight, Airbus lit up Berlin’s Humboldt-Box with a 4D projection light show, launching the ILA air show in spectacular fashion. “Our light show unveils the significant benefits of combining smarter aircraft, smarter technology and smarter skies in 2050″, says Charles Champion, Executive Vice President Engineering at Airbus. […]

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Heavy metal

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden visits a Boeing training facility

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VIDEO: Spectacular view of the Olympic Ceremony from the Red Arrows

The greatest sporting event in the world began with a thrilling flypast from one of the icons of British aviation, the Red Arrows. A packed stadium of 62,000 people and an estimated global audience of one billion were thrilled by the team’s performance, which proved to be a fitting finale after they had flown over each […]

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A Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine built with…Lego bricks!

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Engineering students complete a Trent 1000 engine made of Lego pieces

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The Olympic flame flying to the UK on BA’s Firefly


BA is flying the Olympic flame from Greece to the UK on Firefly, a specially liveried A319

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Galileo: second pair to launch 28 September

The European Space Agency is to launch a second pair of Galileo navigation satellites on 28 September before beginning a fast-track launch schedule in 2013 to orbit 18 satellites by the end of 2014 for a functional service, and 26 satellites by the end of 2015 for near-global coverage. The full constellation of 27 spacecraft […]

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VIDEO: NASA and the Controlled Impact Demonstration

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As video emerges of a Boeing 727 passenger jet deliberately crash-landed in the Mexican desert as part of a scientific experiment for for Channel 4 and The Discovery Channel, thoughts go back 1984, and the Controlled Impact Demonstration from NASA. According to NASA, the demonstration tested the following scenario. “The Controlled Impact Demonstration tested a […]

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Testing a human-powered plane


Jem Stansfield’s human-powered flight

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British Airways Dove-liveried Olympic Airbus


British Airways Dove-liveried Airbus A319

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