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

Hypersonic aircraft crashes on test flight

A hypersonic aircraft billed as the "world's fastest plane" has crashed into the Pacific Ocean after engineers lost contact with it, according to a US defence agency.

Fighter pilot says sorry to daughter of man he shot down

From across the other side of India’s long, hot border with Pakistan a moving message of condolence and regret has been delivered over a notorious incident that played out at the height of hostilities almost 50 years ago.

Air engineer sucked into plane engine

An engineer working at an aeroplane testing centre in New Zealand was killed yesterday when he was sucked into an engine.

Man sucked into aircraft engine

A 51-year-old engineer working at a New Zealand aircraft testing centre was sucked into an engine and killed.

Fine dining finally takes off for those in economy class

Chicken or fish – the age-old options for economy-class airline passengers – are about to be supplanted by more exotic choices, as à la carte menus make their way from the front to the rear of passenger jets.

Afghanistan: 'We can't allow this helicopter tragedy to stop military operations'

Senior military figures reacting to the US casualties last night said the incident marked a moment to take stock of the coalition's presence in Afghanistan.

Simon Calder: Concorde's second cousin, once removed

The man who pays his way

F16s scrambled to intercept 75-year-old in kit plane

Myrtle Rose, a plucky 75-year-old, was no match for the two US Air Force F16 jet fighters when they intercepted her in the skies over Chicago last week and dipped their wings in a signal that she had better turn around and head back to wherever she had come from.

Simon Calder: Concorde's second cousin, once removed

Son of Concorde? The British Airways link between London City Airport and New York JFK: a narrow-bodied Airbus jet kitted out for just 32 passengers. It takes about three times as long as the supersonic jet that boomed off to oblivion in 2003; today's BA1 requires an en route refuelling stop in Shannon. But is significantly cheaper than Concorde used to be; book ahead, and a round-trip on this exclusive aircraft can be yours for £2,313.

Meggitt boosted by aerospace revival

The recovery in the commercial aerospace market helped the aircraft parts supplier Meggitt post better than expected profits yesterday.

Wright Brothers model kills pilots

A newly produced model of a Wright Brothers biplane has crashed, killing the two volunteer pilots aboard.

Plane crashes into houses in Salford

Neighbours spoke of a "miracle escape" today when a light aircraft crashed between two semi-detached houses shortly after take-off and burst into flames.

Williams chairman Adam Parr fears F1 TV deal could be 'difficult'

Williams chairman Adam Parr has offered his sympathies to Formula One fans following today's announcement that from next season Sky Sports will screen every race live.

Lancashire moves tax base to UK

The Lloyd's of London insurer Lancashire is moving its tax base from Bermuda back to Britain after the Government promised to reform the taxation of overseas profits.

Thai army helicopters grounded after third crash

Thailand's army has suspended flights of its 20 Bell-212 helicopters after three fatal crashes in nine days.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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