Press releases

The Society aims to respond to major aerospace development as and when they happen, as well as promoting its wide range of activities and successes.  If you want to read our latest press releases, you've come to the right page.


Brexit: UK membership of European Aviation Safety Agency is best for safe, successful aerospace and aviation sector
12 September 2017

Queen's Speech: Royal Aeronautical Society welcomes commercial space sector boost
21 June 2017

Manifesto calls on next Government to keep UK connected, competitive and secure
11 May 2017

Spaceflight Bill a major boost for UK commercial space
21 February 2017


Special framed aerospace-themed stamp covers signed by British Astronaut Tim Peake while in space loaned to National Space Centre
16 December 2016

UK airspace not fit-for-purpose without Government leadership
15 December 2016

Runway decision is "vital next step towards providing the long-overdue airport infrastructure the UK desperately needs", says Royal Aeronautical Society
25 October 2016

Royal Aeronautical Society disappointment at further runway decision delay
30 June 2016

Royal Aeronautical Society comments on EU referendum result
27 June 2016

British Astronaut Tim Peake to return from space with signed Royal Aeronautical Society/Isle of Man Post Office special 150th Anniversary stamp covers
17 June 2016

New data reveals public attitudes to drone use in the UK
16 June 2016

Schools scoop £5,000 from national aerospace competition to build fully-operational flight simulator
8 June 2016

Queen's Speech: Royal Aeronautical Society welcomes plans to unleash the potential of aerospace technology and expertise
18 May 2016

Two Sussex schools to soar into cool world of aeronautics at Surrey aerodrome
16 May 2016

Bristol primary pupils to hit the skies with cool aeronautics
16 March 2016

Primary pupils ready for launch into cool world of aeronautics
9 March 2016

Aeronautics aren't too cool for two Southend schools
22 February 2016

Concorde 40th Anniversary - Original crew members to recall making aviation history with first supersonic scheduled flight
13 January 2016

Aerospace industry leaders to debate future of manned and unmanned flight to mark 150th anniversary of Royal Aeronautical Society
8 January 2016


Government inertia delays vital runway decision: past six months gave opportunity for extra environmental analysis
11 December 2015

BAE Systems Group MD to deliver Royal Aeronautical Society prestigious Wilbur & Orville Wright Lecture
2 December 2015

Robotic missions key to UK human spaceflight future
1 December 2015

Royal Aeronautical Society reaction to Chancellor's Spending Review
25 November 2015

SDSR 2015: Reaction from the Royal Aeronautical Society
23 November 2015

Defence Committee right to call for a more flexible military
21 November 2015

Process for testing small experimental aircraft made easier
16 November 2015

School-built plane takes flight in aviation challenge
23 October 2015

Defence budget rises to have limited impact without strategic reassessment of UK global ambitions
21 July 2015

Summer Budget – Defence spending commitments welcome
8 July 2015

Government decision on Airports Commission recommendations now “matter of urgency"
1 July 2015

Royal Aeronautical Society welcomes Aerospace Technology Institute’s first UK aerospace technology strategy
1 July 2015

Royal Aeronautical Society Budget Submission – Chancellor must prioritise plan of action for additional runway capacity
10 June 2015