easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

easyJet Airbus A320

easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Jean-Paul Ebanga, CFM International President and CEO, Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, and Christopher Buckley, Airbus EVP Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific were present at […]

Airbus A320 Alps crash: Footage emerges of “last few moments” on board plane

a320 germanwings

TERRIFYING mobile phone footage has apparently emerged of the last moments on board the doomed Germanwings airliner. The video was apparently captured in the last seconds before the Airbus A320 crashed into the Alps last week, killing all 150 people on board. Writers working for two European newspapers claim they have seen the footage, which […]

Airbus Group Abandoned Auto-Avoid System Developed In 2003

Airbus A320 Cockpit

AIRBUS GROUP has developed an auto-avoid system to prevent aircraft from being deliberately crashed into buildings and mountains. Although this technology has not yet been installed in any of the Airbus aircraft, it might just be included in future models. Airbus had started working on the auto-avoid system after the September 2001 incident. The company […]

Germanwings crash raises concerns with Airbus cockpit design

A320 cockpit

The tragic crash, along with others recently involving Airbus aircraft, show that it’s too easy for junior officers to take control of a plane. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 on Tuesday sent a stark message that aircraft manufacturer Airbus needs to address issues with the design and layout of its cockpits. The crash, along […]

Air India Pilots Voice Concern Over 26-Year-Old Airbus A320s

Air India

Voicing its concern over the 26-year-old fleet of Airbus A320s in the national carrier Air India, one of its pilots’ union has sought grounding of these planes from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA. The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), which represents erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots in the now combined entity Air […]

Air Canada Airbus A320 Crash Lands At Stanfield International Airport

Aircanada A320 crash landing

In the early hours of Sunday morning, an Air Canada Airbus A320, flying from Toronto, Ontario, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, had a rough landing at Halifax’s Stanfield Airport, as it skidded off the runway during a snowstorm. Power outages at the airport were reported, leading some to believe that the Airbus hit a power line […]

Germanwings Airbus Carrying 150 Crashes in French Alps

GermanWings crush

Search and rescue teams were scrambling on Tuesday to reach a remote and rugged site in the southern French Alps where the French aviation authorities confirmed that a German plane carrying 144 passengers and six crew members had crashed while en route to Düsseldorf from Barcelona. It was feared that there were no survivors. The […]

Airbus Sales Chief Announced Further Output Hikes for A320 Jet Family

Airbus A320

Airbus, which recently announced an output increase for its A320 jet family, has amassed enough excess orders through overboooking to justify further production increases at some point in the future, its sales chief said on Monday. Airbus last month announced plans to increase output of its best-selling jet family to 50 aircraft a month in […]

Record January for Airbus & Boeing; 76% of deliveries are single-aisles

Boeing 737 MAX with updated winglets

Following a busy December, both Airbus and Boeing delivered fewer aircraft this January. The combined deliveries of both producers for the first month of the year, was 86, of which 50 came from the American manufacturer, and 36 from the European one. Notably, Boeing enhanced its performance when compared to the same month last year, […]