Engineering themes

Aerospace/Air Transportation

A total of 47 items listed.

Composites take off

Michael Kenward OBE

Bombardier won the 50th anniversary MacRobert Award for engineering innovation with its innovative composite carbon fibre wings for the Airbus A220.

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HOW I GOT HERE
Q & A - Lucy Harden

Lucy Harden is a mechanical engineer on BAE Systems’ Digital Light Engine Head-Up Display development programme.

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An aircraft like no other

Geoff Watts, Chris Daniels and David Burns

The Airlander is the world’s largest aircraft and, when in flight, can stay in the air for weeks at a time if necessary.

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Taking engineering to industry

Michael Kenward OBE

As CEO of Rolls-Royce, Warren East CBE FREng is forging links with academia with a keenness to turn engineering research into profitable products

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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, Engineering award winners, Living without electricity report, The UK STEM education landscape, Bridge building in Rwanda, UK student wins international engineering prize, British rocket propels Juno to Jupiter

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Building Britain's biggest warships

Richard Gray and Martin Douglass

Construction of two new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, the largest ever in Britain, is the most ambitious shipbuilding project attempted in the UK

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A lot more than lubrication

Professor Ian Hutchings FREng

Professor Ian Hutchings FREng, GKN Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cambridge, highlights the progress and some failures of the important discipline of tribology.

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Medical pioneer wins biggest engineering prize, Born to engineer videos, Solar electrification in Zambia, Rosetta project update, New STEM resources, Award-winning bridgework

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Testing the lunar surface; Engineering habits of mind; Breaking the ice; A quiet revolution; Newton fellowships

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal FREng

This article is about unmanned aircraft not needing to be constrained by size, endurance and the operating limitations imposed by the need to protect a human on-board.

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Creating Smarter Skies

Iain Harris and David Hawken

This article describes some developments that will further improve the safety, resilience and efficiency of air traffic control systems.

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Making waves; Sustainable manufacturing; Coastal eco-cities collegium; AeroMSc bursary; Manufacturing report; Wireless charging buses

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