In the November 2017 issue of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine:

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In November’s AEROSPACE: an analysis of Middle East carriers, human missions to Mars; are UK airfields in crisis and a report on the 2017 DSEI defence exhibition. 

* Radome – The latest aviation and aeronautical intelligence, analysis and comment.

* Antenna – Howard Wheeldon looks at the MoD’s planned Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) programme.

* Turbulence in the Gulf - How local politics and longer-range aircraft may impact Middle East carriers.

* Is Mars getting any closer? Sarah Cruddas assesses the latest push for a human mission to the Red Planet. Are we any nearer today?

* Flying for the dark side - Onboard a Cobham Falcon 20 providing operational readiness training.

* Flying light - Are UK GA airfields in crisis?

* Charge of the electric flight brigade - Jet engine manufacturers research into hybrid electric propulsion.

* Russia unwraps its new MC-21 - What are the commercial prospects for the new Irkut MC-21 civil airliner?

* Defence showcase - A report on the 2017 DSEI defence exhibition. 


* Message from our President and Chief Executive
* Book Reviews
* Library Additions
* Streamlining the Specialist Awards
* Corporate Partners
* Diary
* RAeS Elections
* The Last Word - Keith Hayward considers the current export tariff spat over the Bombardier CSeries.

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Bill Read
31 October 2017

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