News Dame Ann Dowling: 'When big projects go wrong, more often than not it’s because the team didn't talk to one another'

Concorde engineer says her profession is perfect for girls

First time for everything: Flying in a helicopter

"Do you want to take any photographs while we're up in the air?" asks Jonathan, as we walk towards his helicopter. "I'll leave the door off, then, so you can get a better view."

Boys rescued from quarry in Wales

Two boys stranded down a disused quarry in Wales have been winched to safety by a rescue helicopter.

Britain leads way in the redemption of the Zeppelin

In the far corner of an unlit office on an industrial estate in Bedfordshire, David Burns is sitting in front of a bank of flickering computer screens, his hands grasping a joystick and multiple throttle levers. In front of him is a digital mock-up of an airport.

We're all VIPs now

The latest marketing wheeze is to treat customers as though they're very important people, with special discounts, luxury lounges and little perks. But are we really getting the red-carpet treatment?

Red Arrows back in the sky

Eight Red Arrows pilots took to the skies today in their first public performance since the death of one of their team-mates in tribute to him, the squadron leader said.

Tributes to social research group

Tributes have been paid to an army of researchers who have been asking the British public about everything from their underwear to aircraft noise for seven decades.

The quickest way to board an airplane? Just use an algorithm

Forget "speedy boarding": airlines that instruct passengers to board short-haul jets in a seat sequence that begins 30F, 28F, 26F and ends 5C, 3C, 1C could save a fortune by cutting the time the aircraft spends on the ground.

Years late, Boeing's dream is finally realised

The Dreamliner first rolled out of the hangar in 2007. So why is it only now ready to fly? Simon Calder reports

Red Arrows to fly again after crash

The Red Arrows plan to perform displays in formations of eight aircraft rather than their usual diamond of nine after the death of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging in a crash at Bournemouth Air Show on Saturday.

Red Arrows crash inquiry will take several weeks

An inquiry into a crash at an air show in Bournemouth in which a Red Arrows pilot died could take weeks, officials said yesterday.

Red Arrows 'may not fly for weeks' after crash

It could be weeks before the Red Arrows resume flying after a pilot died at an air show in Bournemouth, sources claim.



14 new Chinook helicopters for the RAF

The Royal Air Force will receive 14 new Chinook helicopters in a £1 billion contract, the Ministry of Defence announced today.

Red Arrows pilot dies as his plane crashes during display stunt

RAF man who had flown missions in Afghanistan is killed as his team ends their show at Bournemouth Air Festival

Woolly mammoth calf fossil? No, just a wayward walrus

There was more than a ripple of excitement in the scientific community yesterday as news spread that a reindeer herder in an isolated part of northern Siberia had found a perfectly preserved, fossilised woolly mammoth calf.

RAF Museum hopes to raise bomber from sea bed

An appeal has been launched to help recover from the seabed a German bomber which was shot down over the Kent coast during the Battle of Britain.

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