Jackson White, Business Development Manager and Defence specialist at Getac, examines the key requirements driving the modernisation of mobile devices for dismounted operations.
Nick Guttridge, executive vice president, business development at Gardner Aerospace, questions whether the trend toward consolidation in the aerospace industry is coming to an end.
Espen Olsen, director of business development & sales, Aerospace & Defence at IFS, examines the potential of augmented reality to deliver maintenance expertise anywhere in the world.
Formula 1 star Jenson Button enjoyed racing through the skies this week after piloting a British Airways A380 flight simulator at London's Heathrow Airport.
CAA examiner Richard Craske describes developments in oversight of gyroplanes in the UK.
Espen Olsen, Business Development and Sales for Aerospace & Defence at IFS, examines three trends impacting civil aviation MRO markets this year.
Graham Grose, Global Industry Director of Aerospace and Defence at IFS, forecasts the three key trends set to impact the defence industry in 2017.
Hannah Beckett, Sales Manager, AEB (International) Ltd analyses the findings of a recent industry survey regarding Brexit impacts on global trade strategies.
Geoff Turner, product lifecycle management (PLM) consultant at Design Rule, examines the value of getting the Bill of Materials (BOM) right in the early stages of a project.
Claire Umney, General Manager, AEB (International) Ltd., considers some of the options for global trade - based on existing scenarios - following Brexit.
Aled Catheall, Technology lead for Defence and Security, Plextek, considers potential military applications of robotic tech and options for replacing soldiers with unmanned systems to overcome human limitations.
Claire Umney, General Manager, AEB (International) Ltd., looks at how complex organisational structures can represent a compliance nightmare, as shown by woefully inadequate checks made by Panama's Mossack Fonseca.
The face of modern warfare changed forever on the morning of 15 September 1916, when tanks were used for the first time.
Diogenis Papiomytis, Consulting Director, Aerospace & Defence, Frost & Sullivan, considers the forces impacting the UK aviation industry following Brexit and possible mitigation strategies.
Nigel Davies, Head of Secured Navigation at QinetiQ, warns that GNSS jamming and spoofing will play an increasing role as a future weapon of war.
Jason Peel, Head of Strategy, Integrated Drive Systems (IDS), Siemens Process Industries & Drives examines IDS implementation in the defence, aerospace and security industries.
Dr Steffan George, Development Director of the Master Locksmith Association (MLA) - established over 50 years ago to set industry standards - outlines the best ways to protect commercial property.
Richard Gale, Policy Adviser - Aerospace, ADS Group, charts 100 years since ADS' antecedent organisation, the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) was officially formed on 23rd March 1916.
Chris Chesterman, senior associate and Rory Trust, solicitor, in the Projects Unit at Burges Salmon, look at how the MoD and industry can make the most of the Single Source Contract Regulations.
As Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) is disrupted by new tech and the growing presence of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aftermarket, how can MRO service providers continue to deliver value?
David Pitchforth, Boeing Defence UK managing director, talks to Claire Apthorp about how his company wants to be seen as more global and less American.
Jeff Pike, head of strategy and marketing for the IFS Aerospace and Defence Centre of Excellence, looks at how voice control technology is set to disrupt the MRO workplace.
On 3D Printing Day, Jonathan Wilkins, Head of Marketing at European Automation, discusses how 3D printing gained its own day and why the manufacturing industry should get on board with the celebrations.
Stephen Thomas QPM, Assistant Chief Constable of the British Transport Police, discusses some of the issues and potential solutions in policing transport networks during major events.
The UK's new civilian search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service has reported a busy first six months, 1 April to 31 September 2015, as crews across five new bases respond to almost 400 taskings.
Mark Fairhurst, Technical Director at BHR Group and Vice-Chairman of the product testing committee of the BFPA/BSI, outlines why product testing is imperative at the design stage.
Jeff Pike, head of strategy and marketing for the IFS Aerospace and Defence Centre of Excellence, examines how vendors can best manage and protect their OEM relationships.
Chris Taylor, protective clothing expert at SafeGuard, examines why body protection has become a necessary requirement for aviation security personnel.
Mark Phillips, Director of Security and Resilience Sector, ADS, talks about the nature of ADS' partnership with Transport Security Expo.
Today, celebrations marked the centenary of the formation of the Westland Aircraft Works in 1915 at Yeovil and the aeronautical achievements made during 100 years of continuous aircraft manufacturing at the site.
With the replacement of HMAS Sirius and HMAS Success, Jesse Millar, Asset Management Lead at BMT Design & Technology, considers challenges faced in defence acquisition and developing an Operational Risk
Iqubal Pannu, Senior Solutions Consultant, AEB (International) Ltd., looks at the key aspects to consider when navigating the US Export Control Reform.
Founded by Alan Bristow on 24 June 1955, Bristow Helicopters is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Graham Mackrell, Managing Director of Harmonic Drive UK, delves into the challenges of space and looks at transferable characteristics.
The Great Britain Cycling Team's BMX riders are benefitting from ground-breaking aerospace technology developed by BAE Systems, to stay ahead of the competition.
Chris Taylor, an expert in protective clothing at SafeGuard, considers the options for knife and bullet protection for door supervisors.
Tom Banks, news editor at Design Week, looks at the design of a new generation of 'windowless planes', aimed at improving fuel efficiency by reducing weight, whilst creating a new flying experience.
Jeff Pike, Head of Strategy and Marketing for the IFS A&D Centre of Excellence, examines the impact of Digital Thread (DT) and explores the implications of seamlessly integrating information through the value chain.
Julian Lockett, technical safety specialist at Frazer-Nash Consultancy, considers how developing a systems-based resilience strategy, could reduce short-term loss and deliver long-term competitive advantage.
Chris Taylor, an expert in protective clothing at SafeGuard, examines the role of stab vest protection to increase the safety of Britain's security guards.
Kevin Deal, VP for A&D at IFS North America, explains how Second Tier defence component manufacturers can become more competitive and appealing to Top Tier contractors.
Adrian Whiting QPM AIExpE, Associate Director, Optima Group, looks at how policing may have changed in 2040.
Gavin Sermon, Managing Director, Aerospace and Defence, Accenture, outlines why aerospace companies should take an integrated approach to implementing digital strategies.
Iqubal Pannu, Senior Solutions Consultant, AEB, considers the impact of Union Customs Code (UCC) and Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) requirements, and how IT can support trade security and supply chain efficiency.
Secretary of State Philip Hammond talks about the important role the UK has played at the heart of NATO.
Espen Olsen, European Director for Aerospace & Defense at IFS, outlines how the Norwegian Navy's use of integrated resource planning technology is helping to win the 'war on pirates'
George Whitesides, Virgin Galactic's CEO, reflects on the historic anniversary of 21 June 2004, when the world's first privately built spaceship was flown into space by a private astronaut-pilot for the first time.
Hannah Beckett, Sales Manager, AEB (International) looks at some of the current challenges associated with complying with various European and US export controls, particularly for intangible goods.
With government defence budgets either cut or frozen, companies are, according to Tim Moxey, increasingly asking their engineering teams to adapt their skills and transfer technologies to solve problems for an entirely different customer
Jeff Pike, Head of Strategy & Marketing for the IFS Aerospace & Defence Centre of Excellence, examines the adoption of mobile tech - including the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend - in aerospace and defence.
Iqubal Pannu, senior solutions consultant at AEB (International), examines the complexities of complying with the recently reformed US export control regulations.
Despite buoyant order books, now is the time for aerospace suppliers to tackle indirect costs, argues Les Murray, director, Collinson Grant.
Jenny Body OBE, FRAeS, FCGI - president of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) - outlines the opportunities offered by the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme, for those wanting to enter and progress in the sector.
Chelmsford-based e2v recently received UKTI support to secure a multi-million pound contract with the Russian Academy of Sciences, to put cameras on board the World Space Observatory – Ultraviolet (WSO-UV).
UK-based Lifesaver systems Ltd. - manufacturer of nano-filtration products that convert dirty water into clean, sterile drinking water - today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with national Colombian charity, FUNDACION PAIS
David Gibbs, the Met Office's aviation business manager, discusses the role meteorology plays in the aviation industry, helping to keep airports open and airlines running on time.
Since arriving in the Philippines, HMS Illustrious and her 'floating warehouse' of emergency supplies have been a hub of activity.
Steve Nichols examines why public and private organisations are being urged to consider commercial opportunities emanating from what is known as 'NewSpace'.
Today Virgin is launching Virgin StartUp, a not-for-profit company, which will offer financial support, mentoring and business advice to thousands of young entrepreneurs across the UK.
Precisely 10 years ago today, Concorde - arguably one of the UK's greatest aviation achievements - took off from Heathrow Airport for the last time.
Sandrine Trenchard at the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) looks at the role of standards such as ISO 24113 in helping to deal with the vast - and increasing - amount of dangerous debris in space.
Jeff Pike, head of marketing and global markets development for IFS Defence, explains why Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) solutions are now a proven way of managing often complex customer and supplier contracts.
Graham Ranshaw, director of deployed systems at IFS Defence, explains the value of Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) in the aerospace and defence sectors.
Major General Jeff Mason (Ret) Supreme Group's commercial director for Europe and Commonwealth, explains why a centralised mechanism offering redeployment capability, can reduce burdens on military forces.
James Fisher Defence (JFD) - the global sub-sea rescue, operations and engineering company - today marked the 40th anniversary of the famous rescue of the submersible vessel Pisces III from 1,575 feet below the sea.
Richard Rogers, delivery director, IFS Defence, takes a look at how the use of Service-Orientated Architecture (SOA) can enable defence support systems to provide an agile and responsive military.
The Fleet Air Arm Museum in Somerset is celebrating 60 years of Royal Navy helicopter search and rescue with a summer exhibition.
As the complexities of Export Control regulations in the Aerospace & Defence (A&D) industry increase, Kevin Deal, vice president of defence for IFS North America, takes a look at regulation across the globe in the
Where can you find £50,000 cash, a bag of diamonds, a Rolex watch, the key to a Porsche and a book of signed blank cheques? Aside from Simon Cowell's house…these are all items from London City Airport's Lost Property department.
As NATO begins to pull out of Afghanistan, John Worth of IFS Defence looks at the challenges faced by the wider A&D market and how new low-risk approaches to resource planning could be the answer to optimising
Two of the nation's best-known foodies have taken on their biggest taste test to date after being appointed as the official taste buds of Heathrow.
Thales UK's Glasgow site yesterday hosted a visit from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to help celebrate the company's 125th anniversary in the UK, with the PM officially opening
Officially unveiled earlier this month, just prior to the Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, USA, the revolutionary AgustaWestland 'Project Zero' all-electric tiltrotor technology demonstrator is the result of close
A team of high-profile communications specialists have come together to get behind the Royal Academy of Engineers' recently launched Engineering for Growth campaign, aiming to demonstrate the value of engineering to the economy and
Rolls-Royce has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock's Rosyth shipyard in
Reaction Engines Ltd has announced that critical tests have been successfully completed on the key technology for SABRE, an engine that will enable aircraft to reach the opposite side of the world in under four hours, or to fly directly into orbit and
Thales UK has supported a campaign to commemorate the command and control system and people that played such a key role in helping the Royal Air Force (RAF) win the Battle of Britain in 1940.
Addressing delegates at the the ADS Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) awards event in Titanic Belfast, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster urged local aerospace companies to build on their reputation for excellence in the sector.
On last night's Antiques Roadshow, broadcast at 8pm on BBC 1, the notebooks of 'The Father of Aeronautics' Sir George Cayley were viewed and valued by experts, providing an insight into the ideas of the country squire some call
AgustaWestland's British built AW101 Merlin and AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopters play starring roles in the latest (23rd) James Bond adventure - Skyfall - which had its world premiere in London on the 23rd of October.
A number of British companies - including some involved in providing defence and security solutions - were today showcasing products and services relevant to disaster response and the delivery of humanitarian aid and
Vulcan to the Sky Trust, the charity that operates the last flying Vulcan bomber, has announced that 2013 will be the aircraft's final flying season.
An earth-turning ceremony has taken place today in Kabul marking the start of construction of an Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA), which underlines the UK's long-term commitment to a secure Afghanistan after
Europe's combat aircraft industry faces an uncertain future. While it still has several types of fighter aircraft in production, there is no new European-developed manned combat aircraft currently in prospect and
Today marked the 65th anniversary of the first experimental test flight from Warton Aerodrome in Lancashire.
The great and the good as well as stars of Team GB have thanked the British forces who helped provide security at the London 2012 Olympic venues.
As our skies become increasingly busy, a net-centric solution called System Wide Information Management (SWIM) could be key to the essential reform of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and improving current capabilities.
ADS has announced it is pleased with the wholehearted support of the Prime Minister and the Coalition Government to the UK aerospace, defence, security and space industrial sectors.
The team behind ADS' official Advance publication and online daily news service, will be at Farnborough next week - Stand B21 in Hall 1 - and invite trade visitors to drop by and pick up a copy of the latest issue of the magazine.
The main Diamond Jubilee events took place in London today with over 1,000 members of the Armed Forces involved in ceremonial roles.
ADS has announced that Howard Wheeldon FRAeS joined ADS as Managing Director Policy, Public Affairs & Media on 1 May 2012, replacing Derek Marshall who recently retired from this position.
The UK is celebrating 50 years since it joined the exclusive ranks of space faring nations. On 26 April 1962 Ariel-1, the first satellite to be designed and operated by the UK, was launched.
Speaking at the ADS Annual Dinner held last night at the London Hilton, new ADS President Robin Southwell outlined a number of key issues that require immediate attention by Government and industry.
ADS launched its 'Flying Forward' Aerospace Campaign yesterday in the Strangers' Dining Room in the House of Commons. Speakers at the event included Business Minister Mark Prisk who delivered the keynote speech and Emma Reynolds MP,