Aerospace industry

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Whisper it, but Scotland is on the verge of becoming a space superpower | Robin McKie
Despite the demise of Virgin Orbit, the UK’s first spaceports should open in 2024

Robin McKie

28, May, 2023 @8:31 AM

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Climate activists disrupt Europe’s biggest private jet fair
Protesters from Greenpeace, Stay Grounded, Extinction Rebellion and others chain themselves to aircraft in Geneva

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

23, May, 2023 @11:54 AM

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E-fuels: how big a niche can they carve out for cars?
Sections of industry back synthetic alternatives to fossil fuels, but case is much stronger for aviation

Jasper Jolly

05, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Ministry of Defence awards £650m to firms working on Tempest fighter jet
BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce among those funded, with aim of producing new aircraft by 2035

Jasper Jolly

13, Apr, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Colin Ledsome obituary
Other Lives: Engineer who worked on the design of tilting trains, fuel tanks for spacecraft and the Blue Streak satellite launch vehicle

Libby Meyrick

06, Apr, 2023 @3:40 PM

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Rolls-Royce appoints first female finance chief in boardroom shake-up
Helen McCabe joins from BP where she worked alongside Rolls-Royce CEO Tufan Erginbilgic

Rob Davies

31, Mar, 2023 @11:24 AM

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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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