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 reveals order for ‘final four’ 747-8s

Ahead of next year’s end to production, the last remaining jumbos have found a home

Here’s how many jets Airbus delivered in 2020

Ahead of the release of its financial results next month, the aircraft manufacturer revealed its delivery and order performance for last year

Boeing landed with $2.5bn fine following 737 MAX fraud charges

The criminal proceedings focus on the “fraudulent and deceptive conduct” of two former employees

Amazon buys jets for the first time - here's what they got

The bolstered fleet supports Amazon’s growing customer base during a time when people continue to rely on receiving items they need quickly

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How much do Airbus’ aircraft cost brand-new?

Here’s how much cash you’ll need if you want to own a brand-new example

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Which airlines are still using the Boeing 757?

On this day in 1983, Eastern Air Lines began commercial services with the Boeing 757. Key.Aero recounts its introduction into service and examines which airlines are still using them

Boeing's Loyal Wingman continues taxi tests, first flight planned for early 2021

Boeing revealed on December 21 that its Airpower Teaming System unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first high-speed taxi test in preparation for the platform’s first flight in early 2021

Boeing wins $400m for B-1B and B-52H engineering services

The US Department of Defense announced on December 18 that it has contracted Boeing to provide engineering services for the USAF’s B-1B Lancer and B-52H Stratofortress bomber fleets

Alaska Airlines adds to Boeing 737 MAX order

In a further boost for Boeing, Alaska Airlines has expanded its 737 MAX order

Airbus delivers first A400M to Belgium

Belgium became the eighth operator of the Airbus A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport after it accepted its first of seven aircraft at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain, on December 22

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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