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.  

Boeing's new F-15EX fighter completes first flight

Boeing’s new F-15EX multi-role fighter took to the skies for its highly-anticipated maiden flight on February 2 – ahead of the planned delivery of the first two aircraft to the USAF later this quarter

Boeing at risk of losing a third of 777X firm orders

Days after confirming a further delay to the programme, the manufacturer reports its backlog for the type could be reduced

B-52s return to Guam for Bomber Task Force deployment

A quartet of USAF-operated Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bombers have returned to Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct a Bomber Task Force deployment in the Indo-Pacific region

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Has Boeing missed the bus with its NMA?

After being shelved last year, the firm’s CEO earlier this week hinted that the new mid-market aircraft was still on the table. Key.Aero considers whether the Seattle-based giant has been too slow to get the project going and what impact this has had

Boeing confirms delay to 777X service entry

As it reported its largest full-year loss in its more than 100-year history, the Chicago-based giant outlined an updated plan for its next-generation widebody

Sikorsky-Boeing team unveils Defiant X for US Army’s FLRAA campaign

The Sikorsky-Boeing team behind the SB>1 Defiant technology demonstrator has released the first details of the Defiant X coaxial compound helicopter as its offering for the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) campaign

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VIDEO: Alaska Airlines accepts maiden 737 MAX

Watch our video of the Seattle-based carrier taking delivery of the newly recertified next-generation Boeing narrowbody

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Boeing 777X first flight one year on – what’s the latest?

A year ago today, the latest version of the world’s most successful widebody airliner took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero reviews the happenings since the event and assesses the programme’s current status

WheelTug and IATA form new partnership

The electric taxi system eliminates the use of tugs and jet engines, boasting improved environmental prospects

Airbus adjusts A320 production rates

The European giant has made the changes in response to the current market environment

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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