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.  

NATO receives first A330 MRTT

Airbus has delivered its first of eight Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker/Transport (MRTT) aircraft to NATO for use as part of its Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF).

FAA Completes 737 MAX Certification Flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed a series of test flights for the Boeing 737 MAX that took place over the last three days.

Airbus to lead Eurofighter radar integration effort

Airbus has been contracted to develop, supply and integrate 115 Captor-E electronically scanned array (E-Scan) radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighter fleets.

RAF unveils new scheme for VIP Voyager

The RAF has rolled out a specially painted Airbus A330 Voyager KC2 multi-role tanker/transport for special use as a VIP transport for senior UK government officials and members of the Royal Family.

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The Coronavirus Cargo Conundrum

As COVID-19 swept across the world and passenger aircraft were grounded, the vital air freight capacity they provide was decimated. Airlines started scrambling for ways to continue to carry cargo without flying empty jets. Thomas Haynes speaks to Airbus about how they helped to solve this problem.

Canadian Hornet upgrade approved by US

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of new munitions and radar systems to Canada, as the nation seeks to extend the life of its legacy Hornet fleet.

Why has China Southern been Flying a ‘737 MAX’ for Nine Months?

Those who pay close attention to flight tracking apps may have noticed that, what appears to be a China Southern Airlines Boeing 737 MAX, has been flying around in the region since September last year.

Boeing and Kongsberg team up to provide Poseidon support

Norway’s Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace (KDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to provide localised maintenance and support on the nation’s future P-8A Poseidon fleet.

US Navy receives first two Block III Super Hornets

Boeing has delivered the first two F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornets carrier-capable multi-role fighters to the US Navy for flight testing.

USAF moves closer to finalising T-7A Red Hawk design

Boeing and the US Air Force (USAF) have recently conducted both the Aircraft Critical Design Review (CDR) and the System CDR for the T-7A Red Hawk next-generation advanced jet trainer.

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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