UK innovators are set to benefit from a £300m investment in more sustainable flight solutions for people and goods, with researchers developing electric planes and cleaner jet fuels set to receive an additional £5m boost.
The UK is in the top tier of the global aerospace industry, a position it owes in part to the expertise of smaller firms in the supply chain, such as Coventry’s Arrowsmith Engineering. Maddy White reports.
Why would British outsourcing giant SERCO be looking to acquire the troubled Babcock engineering group? Well, the President’s vows to boost the US Navy’s fleet from 280 to 355 ships by 2034 might have something to do with it.
While all of our attention has been diverted to the Boeing Max disasters, should we focus on China, the country that has started making its own planes and is soon to become the world's largest aviation market?
Imagine boarding a flight which enables a journey from London to Sydney to take only four-and-a-half hours? One UK-based company is building an engine to power aircraft for hypersonic flight in the atmosphere.