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.  

US Navy receives final Block II Super Hornet

Boeing Defense has delivered the final Block II variant of its F/A-18E Super Hornet multirole fighter to the US Navy.

Airbus hands over 17th A400M to France

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered its 17th A400M heavy-lift tactical transport to the Armée de l’Air (AdlA, French Air Force).

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Boeing Breaks Off Embraer Tie-up

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer has accused Boeing of making “false claims” to justify terminating a $4bn deal to acquire the firm’s commercial aircraft business. The US airframer said it exercised its rights after Embraer “did not satisfy the necessary conditions”.

Boeing delivers 500th Apache Guardian

Despite the outbreak of COVID-19, Boeing Defense is continuing to produce, flight test and deliver AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to customers, and has handed over the 500th example of the type.

Germany outlines Typhoon, F-18, EA-18G procurement plan

The Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) has outlined its plan to procure a mix of Eurofighter Typhoons, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers to replace its ageing Panavia Tornado IDS/ECR fleet.

US Navy orders three more MQ-25s

The US Navy has exercised a contract option to procure an additional three MQ-25A Stingray unmanned air-to-air refuelling aircraft.

Boeing's Loyal Wingman passes development milestones

Boeing Australia has recently passed two more milestones in its development of the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

USAF, Boeing agree on final KC-46 RVS 2.0 design

The US Air Force (USAF) and Boeing have reached two agreements on the final design of the KC-46A Pegasus’ Remote Vision System (RVS) – which is known as RVS 2.0.

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Embraer’s E-Jet E2 family: The next generation

Soon to come under Boeing’s wing, the popular Embraer E-Jet series of regional airliners has been refreshed...

Luxembourg’s sole A400M takes flight

The first and only Airbus A400M heavy-lift tactical transport ordered by the Luxembourg Armed Forces has taken to the air for its maiden flight.

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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