Aviation Engineering News

The aviation industry is built on a backbone of large-scale engineering, from 400-seater VLAs like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777x to the complex mechanical operations behind large international airports.

Airlines are facing new challenges surrounding long-haul flights, reduced flight times, safety pressures and environmental impact. Engineering solutions including super-sonic aircraft, wing design and aerodynamics are beginning to shape the future of the industry and define the engineering that it is producing.

Due to the multinational nature of air travel, the aviation industry is often subject to a broad range of international standards and legislations which, in turn, can affect the engineering behind the aircraft. In recent years, the industry has seen ever-increasing pressures to improve its environmental credentials and safety record. All of this whilst trying to reduce costs in line with low-fare airlines and an increasing demand from travellers for cheap flights to a wider range of destinations than ever before.

This page is the only place you need to go to find all the latest aviation engineering news including the latest airliners from the likes of Boeing and Airbus to new jet engines from Rolls Royce and updated systems being deployed in domestic and international airports. We’ll keep you up to date with the introduction of new airliners, the retirement of older models and who’s picking up key contracts to produce replacement global fleets across the commercial aviation industry.  

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EXCLUSIVE: The 'engine' behind Rolls-Royce's production line

We speak to Rolls-Royce’s Gunnar Droescher about the work that goes on behind the scenes at one of the world's biggest aero engine manufacturers

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REVEALED: Virgin Atlantic showcase new ‘first class’ suites on A330neo

Virgin Atlantic has seriously upped the stakes in the battle for premium transatlantic traffic. The British airline held a swanky event in East London last night (July 12) to offer the first glimpse into its new Airbus A330neo.

Boeing outlines Farnborough displays

The US airframer will be showing off its latest commercial jets at 2022’s biggest trade show

First WC-135R Constant Phoenix delivered to the 55th Wing

L3Harris Technologies has delivered the first of three former KC-135R Stratotankers that are being converted to the WC-135R Constant Phoenix configuration for the USAF

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Gaining insight from Indian-based Vistara's chief executive

As one of India’s most dynamic airlines, Vistara has captured the attention of domestic and international travellers alike. Tom Batchelor met chief executive Vinod Kannan to discuss the carrier’s growth strategy

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SNAPSHOT: Top flight football - Scoring some of the highlights

With Rangers and Liverpool football clubs securing spots in the Europa League and Champions league finals, respectively, a host of airliners was drafted in to transport hopeful Glaswegians and Liverpudlians to Seville and Paris to watch their teams in action. While neither team returned home with the silverware, Airliner World contributors were present at their home airports to document an influx of flights carrying fans

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Upgraded E-6B Mercury visits Europe for the first time

June marked the first deployment of a Block I standard E-6B Mercury to Europe, as it arrived at RAF Mildenhall in the UK. AFM details what new changes this update has brought to the E-6B fleet, as the US Navy prepares for the Block II upgrade

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The rise and fall of Swissair

Two decades on from the alpine airline giant’s collapse, Keith Otto profiles the history of a European heavyweight once considered to be as reliable as a Swiss watch and as financially stable as a Swiss bank

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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How does Emirates recruit its cabin crew?

Airliner World caught up with Emma Baker, a talent acquisition advisor at Emirates, who helps the Dubai-based airline find the cabin crew of tomorrow

Aviation Engineering Companies

The aviation industry is made up of engineering giants including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Gulfstream and Honda. Between them, they produce a wide variety of aircraft from single propeller craft and private jets through to the European short haul favourite, the Airbus A320 and long-haul behemoths like the Boeing 747.

This page will keep you up to date with the latest engineering news from these companies including ongoing projects, testing phases and maiden flights for new models. Be the first to find out which airlines are updating their fleets with the latest models and which manufacturer has secured the production contract.

To find out more on commercial aviation news take a look at some of our other related pages including Airport NewsAirport Technology and Commercial Aviation News.

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