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.  

USAF hypes up F-15EX after exercise debut

The USAF has lauded the capabilities of its new multi-role fighter, the Boeing F-15EX Eagle II, after the first two examples completed the type’s exercise debut at Northern Edge 21 in Alaska

Artificial Intelligence in the airspace

EUROCONTROL, IATA, EASA and Airbus discuss current programs utilising machine learning and AI to support aviation operations.

Leonardo to upgrade first NATO E-3A test aircraft

Leonardo has been selected to perform the Final Lifetime Extension Programme upgrade to the first of NATO’s E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System test aircraft, with the wider fleet expected to remain operational under 2035

ACJ320neo Feature Premium

Here’s where the world’s first ACJ320neo has flown this year

The maiden Airbus Corporate Jet has certainly been getting a lot of use and has been flying some very impressive flights

Communications defined for T-7A Red Hawk

The T-7A Red Hawk advanced pilot training system for USAF pilots, development and manufactured by Boeing and Saab, will be fitted with Rohde & Schwarz’ MR6000R software defined, multiband-capable airborne transceivers

Qatari F-15QA involved in landing mishap near St Louis

A Boeing F-15QA (Qatar Advanced) multi-role fighter destined for the Qatar Emiri Air Force was involved in a landing mishap at St Louis-MidAmerica Airport in Illinois on May 18, forcing both crew members to eject from the aircraft

Airbus test pilot reveals what it’s like to stall an airliner

It’s something that airline crews avoid at all costs, but for flight test pilots, stalling is just another part of the job. Key.Aero speaks to Airbus’ Frank Chapman about how big jets handle outside the flight envelope

USAF reveals latest KC-46A base candidates

Candidate locations for the next active-duty and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) main operating bases to host Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft have been selected by the USAF

Cologne Bonn becomes new base for Freebird Airlines

The carrier is set to introduce mostly European holiday routes to its expanding schedule

RAF names sixth Poseidon MRA1

Although it has yet to be delivered, the RAF’s sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft has been named ‘Guernsey’s Reply’ to honour the close bond between No 201 Squadron, the island of Guernsey and Flt Lt Herbert Machon OBE

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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