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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In photos: Legacy Hornets from USMC’s VMFA-323 deploy to Poland

Ten US Marine Corps (USMC)-operated F/A-18C Hornets – assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ arrived in Europe on June 8 for an operational deployment.

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Is Aeroflot poised to order 300 Russian-built aircraft?

Aeroflot could be about to place an order for several hundred domestic-built aircraft.

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Your guide to the tails of British Airways' 'World Images' rebranding

With it being a quarter of a century since British Airways unveiled the first of a planned 50 ‘World Images’ across the tailfins of its fleet, Martin Needham compiles a snapshot of 34 different designs to grace an aircraft.

Boeing teams with Canadian industry to offer P-8A Poseidon

Boeing and several Canadian industry partners have announced their intent to collaborate to provide the P-8A Poseidon platform for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement

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The secret Cold War RAF missions to test Soviet radars

Radio Proving Flights: the innocuous name given to top-secret electronic intelligence-gathering sorties, approved at the highest level, probing the performance of Soviet radar systems. In a lesser-known facet of its brief RAF service, the Boeing Washington was among the platforms that undertook this crucial Cold War role.

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Qantas and its milestone Airbus order: A new chapter for Australian aviation

A historic deal between the Australian flag carrier and European OEM heralds a bold new chapter in Antipodean aviation, says Gordon Smith

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Could Wizz Air have a hydrogen future?

Two of the biggest names in European aviation have inked a deal to examine the practical potential of hydrogen-powered aircraft.

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Royal Jordanian Airlines' post-pandemic strategy

Tom Batchelor catches up with Samer Majali, chief executive of Royal Jordanian Airlines, to learn more about the carrier’s post-pandemic strategy

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Cornwall Airport Newquay aims for the stars

This summer heralds the UK’s first sovereign satellite launch – a partnership between Spaceport Cornwall and Virgin Orbit – as Robin Evans explains

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Taking-off with Lufthansa Group's Eurowings Discover

Eurowings Discover is the latest Lufthansa spin-off, trying to cash in on the rising return of leisure travel and bring innovation to the legacy group, reports Andreas Spaeth

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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