Is the Airbus A320 really outselling the Boeing 737? Depends on what you count

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Airbus is claiming its A320 is the world’s “best-selling single-aisle product line.” That caught my eye as the press release came across my desk this morning. I was surprised. So I looked into it and found that its not quite true when you look at both Airbus’ and Boeing’s long-term sales. The claim came following […]

Airbus gets A320 orders from China

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Three Chinese companies have ordered a total of 68 A320 aircraft, Airbus announced last week as air travel takes off in the world’s most populous country. The aircraft-leasing firm BOC Aviation ordered 25 planes, Qingdao Airlines requested 23 planes and Zhejiang Loong Airlines sought 20, the European planemaker said in statements on the sidelines of […]

easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]