Aerospace industry

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‘Queen of the skies’: How the Boeing 747 shaped an era of air travel
The iconic jet won’t disappear from the skies yet, but everyone from John Travolta to female pilots celebrates it

Chris McGreal

11, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Japan cancels Mitsubishi SpaceJet, grounding dream of homegrown airliner
After years of delays, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries admits building Japan’s first homegrown passenger jet was too difficult and probably not viable

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

08, Feb, 2023 @5:58 AM

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Rolls-Royce is a ‘burning platform’ that must transform, says new CEO
‘We underperform every key competitor out there,’ staff are told in global address by Tufan Erginbilgic

Mark Sweney

27, Jan, 2023 @11:57 AM

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‘Wings like cracked eggshells’: Richard Branson faces turbulence over safety of space flights
Investors are pursuing legal action against Virgin Galactic, claiming its carrier aircraft and space vehicle were not designed for regular space travel

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

14, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘It went ballistic!’ How Storm Eunice transformed the life of Big Jet TV’s Jerry Dyer
The aviation enthusiast became an overnight star when his YouTube channel of planes buffeted by the weather became a hit. He now devotes himself to it full time – and gets an upgrade when he flies

Stuart Heritage

19, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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UK to develop next-generation fighter jets with Italy and Japan
Rishi Sunak says defence deal for Tempest means ‘outpacing those who seek to do us harm’

Guardian staff and agency

09, Dec, 2022 @10:10 AM

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Rolls-Royce and easyJet test aircraft engine running on hydrogen
Firm says trial is ‘major step’ towards proving hydrogen could be zero-carbon aviation fuel of the future

Jasper Jolly

28, Nov, 2022 @10:31 AM

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Ready for lift-off: first space launch from British soil poised to make history
In a boost to a fledgling industry, UK-built mini-satellites will soon be able to begin their journey into orbit on home ground

Robin McKie Science Editor

30, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Imperial College to shut joint research ventures with Chinese defence firms
Exclusive: two Chinese-sponsored aerospace research centres to close after warnings of ‘sleepwalking’ into aiding Chinese military

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

11, Sep, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Boom founder Blake Scholl: from high school dropout to supersonic high-flyer
The man who aims to bring a ‘son of Concorde’ to the skies – and do it sustainably – found his project tapped into the passions of employees and investors alike

Rupert Neate

27, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Can Rolls-Royce’s new boss rev up its fortunes?
A veteran of BP, Tufan Erginbilgic arrives with a reputation for ‘creation of significant value’

Jasper Jolly

26, Jul, 2022 @5:26 PM

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UK to work with Japan on supersonic Tempest fighter jet
First demonstrator aircraft will fly ‘within next five years’ to test features such as stealth capability

Jasper Jolly

18, Jul, 2022 @2:54 PM

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