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.  

Airbus reports €1.1 billion loss for 2020

The aerospace giant expects to deliver the same number of aircraft this year as it did in 2020

Call for expression of interest for airport hydrogen hubs

Five firms have partnered to enable airports in Paris to transform into hydrogen centres

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Dan-Air’s Trijet Boeings

Dan-Air was one of the few British operators of the Boeing 727, using them to modernise its fleet and its image in the early 1970s. Bob O’Brien remembers the airline’s trijet years

First KC-46A tanker for Japan takes flight

The first of four Boeing KC-46A tankers for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force completed its maiden flight from the company’s production facility in Everett, Washington, on February 8

Singapore Airlines reveals major aircraft order book changes

The company made the alterations as part of a $4bn capital expenditure deferral programme

First UPS A300 receives cockpit upgrade

The jet gained increased capabilities and flexibility through a comprehensive flight deck modernisation programme

Cologne Bonn to play host to NASA’s SOFIA as it begins science observations

Conducted over a six week period, researchers hope to find the answers to fundamental questions in astronomy

NAVAIR launches major CV-22B nacelle redesign effort

Bell Boeing has received a US$81m contract to design and install nacelle modification kits and conversion area harnesses on US Air Force Special Operations Command’s fleet of CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

Boeing could move its Chicago HQ... but where to?

This year marks the 20th anniversary since Boeing transferred its corporate headquarters from Seattle. Key.Aero speaks to Isaac Alexander, a freelance aerospace journalist who’s covered the US giant for more than a decade, to find out about the company’s move to Illinois - and where they could go next

UK welcomes fifth Poseidon MRA1 at RAF Lossiemouth

The Royal Air Force has now received five of nine Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft following the arrival of the fifth example at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, on February 2

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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