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’s F-15QA completes first flight

Boeing has successfully completed the first flight of the F-15QA (Qatar Advanced) – the most advanced variant of the Eagle family to be manufactured so far.

Turkish A400M delivers vital PPE to UK

A Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) Airbus A400M Atlas has delivered 250,000 crucial items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the UK.

Clash of the Titans!

A pair of heavyweight champions are vying to replace the Luftwaffe’s ageing Sikorsky CH-53s. Khalem Chapman details the contenders in Germany’s heavy-lift transport helicopter replacement programme.

Japan Coast Guard orders two additional H225s

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has placed an order for two additional Airbus Helicopters H225s.

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RAF declares IOC on Poseidon MRA1

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has formally declared that its Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet has achieved initial operating capability (IOC).

RNLAF receives first upgraded CH-47F

Boeing has delivered the first CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter with an upgraded cockpit to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).

Boeing receives new Poseidon production contract

Boeing has been contracted to produce a further 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft – a deal which includes more aircraft for the US Navy and the first examples for New Zealand and South Korea.

EasyJet Grounds Entire Fleet

British low-cost airline, easyJet has grounded its entire fleet following unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luftwaffe A350 in service colours

The first Luftwaffe Airbus A350-941CJ VIP transport, now wearing its full paint scheme, departs Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, Germany, on its return to the Airbus facility at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, France, on March 20.

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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