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.  

Qatar Airways sues Airbus over A350 problems

Doha-based Qatar Airways has filed legal proceedings against Airbus at the High Court in London over a dispute relating to alleged fuselage surface degradation on some of the carrier’s A350 fleet.

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Why the final A380 flew to Dubai via UK airspace

Emirates received its 123rd Airbus A380 on December 16, bringing an end to the 16-year and 251-strong production run for the superjumbo. KeyAero explains why it took an unusual route to its new Dubai home base.

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Air France-KLM CEO on the A220 and fleet renewal

Now boasting a contingent of 12 Airbus A350-900s, Air France is further intensifying its fleet renewal with the A220. But there are many more changes in the pipeline, as Andreas Spaeth reports from Paris

Indonesia orders Airbus A400M

During the Dubai Airshow on November 18, the Indonesia Ministry Of Defence has placed an order for two Airbus A400M aircraft with a letter of intent (LOI) for the future acquisition of four additional aircraft

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Dubai Airshow 2021 commercial aviation debrief

Even without the traditional big orders from the local airlines, Dubai Airshow 2021 still racked up sales of over 500 aircraft. Including some interesting ones, reports Richard Schuurman.

Jazeera Airways signs for 28 Airbus A320neos

On day three of the Dubai Airshow, Kuwait-based carrier Jazeera Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus for up to 28 A320neo family aircraft.

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Kuwaiti H225Ms deliveries continue

A pair of H225Ms (formerly known as EC725 Caracals) destined for the Kuwait Air Force (KAF), serials 615 and 616, were seen test flying during September from the manufacturer’s facilities at Marseille/Marignane, France

Engine core partnership for GE Aviation and NASA

Jet engine maker GE Aviation is partnering with NASA to research advanced engine cores for single-aisle aircraft

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What to expect at this year's Dubai Airshow

The aerospace sector is back in event mode, as the Dubai Airshow returns this November. Richard Schuurman highlights the key trends to look out for

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The intriguing story of USAF's nuclear particle hunters

For three decades, Constant Phoenix has sampled the atmosphere for nuclear particles. As the USAF’s last WC-135W faces retirement, Bob Archer reviews what could be its final UK deployment

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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