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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Norway’s first P-8A Poseidon leaves paint shop

The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon for the Royal Norwegian Air Force – serial 9582 ‘Vingtor’ – was rolled out of the paint shop in Renton, Washington, on July 9, after receiving its RNoAF livery, complete with 333 Skvadron’s famed ‘Saint’ logo on the tail

Australia receives two additional Chinooks

A pair of additional Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters have been delivered to the Australian Army Aviation Corps

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Germany orders five P-8A Poseidons

The German Federal Ministry of Defence signed a letter of offer and acceptance on June 30 for the purchase of five Boeing P-8A Poseidons through the US government’s Foreign Military Sales programme

Emirates resumes long-haul services to Orlando

The carrier will operate its first passenger flights to the Florida airport in over 15 months

Germany signs P-8A Poseidon deal

The German Ministry of Defence has signed a letter of offer and acceptance for five Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft

United signs HUGE orders for 737 MAXs and A321neos

The American carrier has been on a shopping spree for new airframes, and in doing so, has secured the largest order in its 95-year history

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Jordanian C295Ms in storage at Seville

Both of the CASA (now Airbus) C295Ms previously operated by the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s 3 Squadron have appeared in open store outside the Airbus Defence and Space facility at Seville-San Pablo Airport, Spain

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USAF receives 46th KC-46A

The USAF’s 77th Air Refueling Squadron ‘Totin Tigers’ – a component of the 916th Air Refueling Wing – has received its seventh Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, marking the 46th example of the tanker to be delivered to the air arm

Icelandair launches flights to BWI Marshall Airport

The airline will operate the new service between Baltimore/Washington and Iceland using its Boeing 737 MAX 8s

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Boeing awarded production contract for new RAF Chinooks

Boeing has received a Foreign Military Sales contract to provide 14 new H-47 Extended Range (ER) Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters for the RAF

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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