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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The story of how airliner jet engines evolved

The turbine powerplants for the commercial airliners of today are worlds apart from those of the 1950s. But what has changed since the start of the Jet Age? Key.Aero recounts the main milestones of jetliner propulsion to explain how we got to where we are

Apache sale to Australia gets the nod

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.5bn

US approves Australian AH-64E purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of 29 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters and associated equipment to the Australian government

Boeing reveals ecoDemonstrator programme plans

Now in its tenth year, the five-month initiative aims to advance the progression of promising technologies by taking them out of the lab and into the sky

Air Serbia moves to Terminal 1 at JFK

The facility is currently undergoing renovation and is set to be four times the size of the existing building

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Shims: The thin end of Boeing’s wedge

Boeing turned to the 787 Dreamliner for stability while its 737 MAX and 777X programmes weathered high-profile storms amid the global pandemic. But the 787 has since found itself on shaky ground, says Richard Schuurman

Airbus reveals production rate forecasts

In a bid to prepare suppliers, the airframer has issued an update to its production plans

B-52H conducts target training over the Black Sea

A USAF-operated Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bomber from the 2nd Bomb Wing completed a simulated target training mission with five NATO allies over the Black Sea region on May 24

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Tempest fighter to offer UK economic windfall

A newly released report by PricewaterhouseCoopers has stated the UK’s Tempest programme, intended to deliver a sixth-generation fighter fully in to service from 2040, will provide a significant boost to the national economy over the next 30 years

CH-47F deliveries to Singapore begin

Delivery of the first Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters to the Republic of Singapore Air Force has recently commenced

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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