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Netflix streams on airplanes too, starting with Virgin America

One problem with Netflix has always been that it doesn't work when you're on a plane. Starting this month however, the service's entire catalog will be available for Virgin America flights on new Airbus A320 airplanes. Virgin claimed...Show More Summary

Air NZ drone incident underlines clear risk of disastrous collisions

Whatever got into the mind of the person who flew a bright red drone ‘very’ close to an Air New Zealand A320 north of Christchurch on Friday? The incident is reported in the Aviation Herald as follows: An Air New Zealand Airbus A320-200, registration ZK-OXB performing flight NZ-542 from Christchurch to Auckland (New Zealand) with [...]

Afternoon Coffee: Airbus Asks Suppliers to Reduce Prices by 10%, Manufacturing Execs Optimistic At End of Year

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Airbus is asking the suppliers of its A320 jet to cut prices by at least 10% so the plane maker can increase efficiency and become more competitive. The move is part of Airbus’ overall plan to improve its procurement strategy. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Airbus presses A320 suppliers for 10 percent price cut - sources

By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus is pressing suppliers on its A320 jet program to slash prices by at least 10 percent by 2019 in order to make the company's main cash cow more competitive, three people familiar with the matter said. Show More Summary

Down Mobile way, Airbus plays the ‘made in the USA card’

There were a few pointers to what the plan is at the new Airbus facility in Mobile, Alabama today, on the eve of its official launch. One was a ‘subtle’ change in its name. It’s no longer the Final Assembly Line for A320s in America. It’s ‘the Airbus US Manufacturing Facility’. And inside the first [...]

Airbus U.S. plant cheaper than France, Germany, CEO tells paper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The United States will be a cheaper location for making the A320 aircraft than either France or Germany, Airbus Group Chief Executive Fabrice Bregier told the German weekly Welt am Sonntag. Local production is needed to meet U.S. Show More Summary

How Will Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Unit Impact Boeing?

Airbus will formally inaugurate its new U.S. manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama on September 14th, 2015. This will be Airbus' fourth A320 family assembly line after France, Germany and China. The new production line will also impact Boeing as Airbus' plant will further challenge Boeing's position in the U.S. Show More Summary

Here's the Chinese factory where Airbus assembles its most popular plane

The Airbus A320 aircraft has been the most successful product in the history of the airplane maker. Since its first deliveries to Air France in 1988, almost 7,000 versions of that model have been built. The French company maintains a final assembly line in Tianjin, China to keep up with growing demand from Chinese airlines. Show More Summary

We Knew It Was Coming: Drone Has A Near Miss With An Airbus A320 Airplane

Looking at the events from last year or so, it was just a matter of time until something like this happen. A drone had a near miss with an Airbus A320 airplane in Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. The Airbus A320 was operated by Brussels Airlines and carries 160 staff and passengers. On Monday afternoon flight BEL3289 [...]Show More Summary

Emergency Landing in Denver After Jet Damaged by Hail

A Boston-Salt Lake City Delta flight made an emergency landing Friday evening after hail in a ferocious thunderstorm cracked the windshield and damaged the nose cone. The pilots took the Airbus A320 to the nearest airport in Denver after the storm caused "severe turbulence," a Denver International Airport spokesperson said. Show More Summary

Is Flying the Uber-Low-Cost Carrier Thai AirAsia Worth It?

AirAsia Airbus A320 – Photo: AeroIcarus | Flickr CC I’ll be the first to admit it. I was naive. I really didn’t think it could get worse than our low-cost carriers (LCCs) here in the U.S. I mean, I’d suffered Spirit’s kneecap-busting 28-inch seat pitch. I’d waited an hour-and-a-half to retrieve my bags from [...]Show More Summary

Maps and legends

This chart, which I found flipping through Stern magazine in Germany, accomplishes one important goal. It makes me stop flipping, and look. The chart presents a point of view that is refreshing. The Airbus A320 is a true collaborative effort....

Changes coming fast for Virgin America wi-fi

The next 10 Airbus A320s delivered to Virgin America Airlines will have a new passenger enhancement: Satellite-based Wi-Fi that the carrier says will deliver data speeds eight to 10 times faster than any other in-flight Wi-Fi systems. Show More Summary

Big A330 order moves Airbus closer to wide-body factory in China

Orders and commitments to up to 75 A330s for China’s airlines are being reported in France as a step closer to Airbus setting up a wide-body completion factory in the PRC. This would compliment the single-aisle A320 final assembly line at Tianjin, which went into operation in 2008, and underlines the global airliner manufacturing and [...]

Planespotting 101: Airbus A320 family differences

Pilots, planespotters and aviation buffs can quickly recognize nearly every aircraft type from the ground or in the air. But it’s not so easy for the rest of us. To help TravelSkills readers confidently recognize what they see overhead...Show More Summary

Airline Sampler- Part 3: Hellooooo, JetBlue! Where Have You Been All My Life?

N595JB, an Airbus A320 named Rhythm & Blues at SLC airport In part one of this series I provided an overview of my airline sampler trip (five airlines over four days) and offered my thoughts on my very first flight with Virgin America, from Dallas (DAL) to San Francisco (SFO.) For part two I [...]Show More Summary

Airbus hints at production hike for A320 jets

Airbus officials suggest rate could surge from 42 a month now to 60 as soon as 2018.        

Airbus executive says jet market could absorb over 60 A320s a month

TOULOUSE (Reuters) - Planemaker Airbus hinted at further production increases in its popular A320 series on Thursday, saying market demand would justify a leap to "more than 60 aircraft" a month. Sales chief John Leahy said anticipated...Show More Summary

Windowpane comes off Brazilian plane moments before takeoff

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Eduardo Caram was on board a TAM Airlines Airbus A320, which was about to take off from Sao Paulo for Rio de Janeiro on May 16, when the frame suddenly popped out, Fox News reported.

Airbus flies its alternative new tech engine on A320 NEO

The contest for the richest game in jet making, the single aisle market, took another step overnight with Airbus flying the new tech CFM International LEAP-IA engine on an A320 NEO test aircraft for the first time. The French American consortium’s engine is the alternative competitive offer for powering the upgraded A320 family line up [...]

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