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PHASA-35, an unmanned, solar-powered aircraft that can remain in the air for a year and deliver communications, surveillance, and remote sensing, has successfully completed its maiden flight... Read more

AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

UK-based satellite company SSTL has announced that it has begun the implementation phase of its Lunar data-relay spacecraft project, Lunar Pathfinder. The project, scheduled for launch in 2022, will be used by Moon missions to relay their data and... Read more

AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

The UK's aviation industry has outlined its plans to reach a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 even with the additional flights expected following the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. At an event with UK... Read more

AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

UK-based budget airline easyJet is moving a step closer towards commercial electric air travel for short-haul routes following the announcement that its partner company, Wright Electric, is developing engines for its electric narrow-body aircraft... Read more

AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

UK-based defence company BAE Systems has announced that it is spending $2.2-billion (€1.98-billion) to expand its electronic systems operations in the US by purchasing two businesses that are being sold as a result of the merger between Raytheon... Read more

AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

The European Space Agency (ESA) has revealed its plans for the first-ever mission to collect a piece of space junk that is in orbit around the Earth. Named ClearSpace-1, the mission is happening under the auspices of a consortium headed up a Swiss... Read more

As President Donald Trump arrives in London for the NATO summit, in a move that is likely to increase transatlantic economic and political tensions, the US has threatened the EU with a new raft of tariffs in connection with the Airbus subsidies... Read more

It’s the fourth day of the UK’s international air show and the news has been flying fast. With deals and innovations aplenty, there is much to talk about. We take a look at some of the biggest stories from the week-long event so far. Read more