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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Nuclear B-52s: Doomsday bombers

The B-52 was designed to deliver nuclear strikes...

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Short haul, long aircraft: Iberia A340-600 to London

Spencer Bennett samples a short-haul Iberia
flight...

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EA-18G Growler: 21st Century Electronic Attack

Air International details the Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft and its Next-Gen Jammer, as Mark Ayton considers what lies ahead for this sophisticated node in the modern battlespace.

Second RAF Poseidon arrives in the UK

The second Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Air Force (RAF) has arrived in the UK.

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The 757 conundrum

The multi-purpose Boeing 757 remains peerless four decades after its first flight...

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Virgin sim where dreams take flight

It’s not every day a teenager gets to handle the controls of an Airbus A350-1000...

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777X breakthrough for Boeing

After a series of delays, the Boeing 777-9 has finally taken to the skies...

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Canadian dreams, Canadian reality

A major milestone has been achieved by Air Canada...

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Scandinavian sustainability

Scandinavian Airlines is in the process of modernising its entire fleet...

Boeing contracted to support for British AH-64Es

The US Department of Defense has announced it has contracted Boeing to provide support services for the UK’s future AH-64E attack helicopter fleet.

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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