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.  

Singapore awards decade-long F-15SG support contract to Boeing

Boeing announced on December 21 that it has been awarded a ten-year-long contract by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to support its fleet of F-15SG Strike Eagle multi-role fighters

EasyJet reveals four-year aircraft delivery strategy

As it continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, the low-cost carrier lays out its plans for new aircraft handovers

France accepts second Airbus A330-200

The French Air and Space Force’s Escadron de Transport (Transport Squadron) 3/60 ‘Estérel’ accepted its second of three Airbus A330-243 strategic transports at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport on December 15

Airbus lands rare A330-800 order

Just in time for Christmas, the European airframer reveals an order for its next-generation widebody

Quiz: How much do you know about Airbus?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Airbus, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses entirely on the pan-European airframer.

UK to base Wedgetail fleet at RAF Lossiemouth

The UK Ministry of Defence revealed on December 18 that the Royal Air Force’s future Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 fleet will be based at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland

How Airbus struggled to sell its first aircraft

Half a century on from Airbus Industrie’s founding, Key.Aero recounts the airframer’s first steps on its road to the top and speaks with Barbara Kracht, a 35-year Airbus veteran to find out how the venture nearly failed at the first hurdle

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50 years of Airbus delivery milestones

As we mark the 50th year since the founding of pan-European aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus, Key.Aero presents a timeline highlighting the company’s impressive delivery statistics

The history of Airbus advertising in pictures

A picture might tell a thousand words, but an advert tells an entire story. On the 50th anniversary of its founding, Key.Aero presents a series of advertisements which reveal Airbus’ road to success

Airbus at 50: Exclusive interview with one of its first-ever employees

On the 50th anniversary of the founding of Airbus Industrie, Key.Aero speaks to Barbara Kracht, one of the company’s first employees, to find out what it was like to work for the pan-European giant

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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