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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SNAPSHOT: Retro planespotting in Rotterdam

Long-time contributor Ron Mak shares a selection of images from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, taken between 1970 and the late 1990s

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Examining Airbus' game-changing A321XLR

Flying narrowbodies on far-flung missions of up to 11 hours is truly game-changing. Andreas Spaeth travels to Hamburg to learn more about the pioneering Airbus A321XLR

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Bringing the RAF’s P-8 Poseidon fleet to full operational capability

The RAF’s P-8 Poseidon fleet is now complete, but despite this landmark moment, the hard work to bring it to full operational capacity is only beginning. Jim Winchester reports from RAF Lossiemouth

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Hard landing injures Southwest Airlines cabin crew

A Southwest Airlines cabin crew member suffered a serious spinal injury requiring medical attention after the aircraft in which they were flying landed heavily, according to a report published by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

India’s newest airline in first flight delight

The competitive Indian aviation market has a brand-new entrant following a first fare-paying flight by a fledgling airline…

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Trijets in The Bahamas: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Lee Cross charts the turbulent final decades of Sir Freddie’s career, which embodied the aviation pioneer’s dogged determination and love for flying

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EXCLUSIVE: Sir Richard Branson's tribute to "mentor" Freddie Laker

In an exclusive tribute for Airliner World, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, describes in his own words the influence Sir Freddie has had on him and the wider industry

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Transatlantic take-off with Skytrain: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Freddie Laker always regarded America as the ultimate destination for the holiday charter market and applied for a licence to operate to the US – not only from the UK, but also from other European departure points

JetBlue Airways expands transatlantic offering

JetBlue has kicked off its latest wave of Transatlantic expansion by opening a new non-stop connection between Boston and London/Gatwick.

IndiGo implements aircraft deboarding system via THREE doors

Indian low-cost giant IndiGo has introduced a new system allowing its passengers to disembark their Airbus A320 Family jets via three doors…

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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