A Spirit Airlines flight headed from Fort Lauderdale to Minneapolis turned around last night after authorities said a passenger made a bomb threat while the plane was in the air. The Airbus A320 was carrying 92 passengers, and took off around 10:09 p.m., reports the Orlando Sun Sentinel. Shortly after takeoff, a passenger was reportedly overheard saying something about …
Travel often? Use Google Street View? Hell, maybe you'll love Virgin America's Seat View. It's exactly what it sounds like: You use the campaign to "stroll" through the Airbus A320 that flies out of all 22 destinations Virgin America serves. Show More Summary
Airbus’s confirming this week that it will lift the a production rate of its A320 single aisle family of jets to 60 a month by mid 2019 has triggered informed talk of similar ambitions for the Boeing 737 family, and possibly even sooner. It has also given rise to ‘analyst anxiety’ over the risks of [...]
Airbus is growing to 60 A320s/month by 2020; Boeing will be at 52/month by then. Is there really a sufficient and sustainable demand for that many narrow-body aircraft? Seems hard to believe that's true. especially when looking at some of the carriers involved with the biggest orders. The post Handling 112 new planes a month appeared first on Wandering Aramean.
Airbus to expand A320 production as sales rise 30 October 2015 From the section Business Image copyright Reuters European aircraft maker Airbus is planning to ramp up production of its A320 following a profitable third quarter earnings. Airbus increased revenue by 6% in the third quarter to €14bn (£10bn; $15.4bn) compared with €13.3bn the year […]
In 2004, Bombardier, maker of business jets and high speed trains, decided it was going to build a larger airliner.Called the C-Series, the jet is meant to compete with Boeing's 737 and Airbus' A320 – which dominate the medium range airliner market. Show More Summary
A passenger on a LAN flight from Pucallpa took video out the window of his Airbus A320 while waiting to deplane in Lima, Peru. Baggage handlers were going through luggage before taking them to baggage claim. One looks around to see if...Show More Summary
Aer Lingus flight EI485, an Airbus A320 from Lisbon to Dublin, diverted to Cork, Ireland this evening after a 24 year old bit another passenger about an hour into the trip. The man was restrained. He became "unwell and then fell unconscious." Continue reading 24 Year Old Man Died Onboard Flight Today After Attacking Another Passenger...
Here's a rare look behind the scenes of an Airbus A320.
An interactive 360° video gives a look inside the cockpit of an Airbus A320 jet during takeoff and landing as it made its way from Geneva to Zürich. Users can click and drag to adjust their view of the action as the crew pilot the aircraft. via PetaPixel
Tragedy struck the skies on Monday when the pilot of an American Airlines jetliner fell ill and died on a flight from Phoenix to Boston. The co-pilot was forced to take over the Airbus A320 and make an emergency landing in Syracuse.Show More Summary
An overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Syracuse, New York, on Monday morning after one of the pilots fell ill and died, an American Airlines spokeswoman said. Controls of the Airbus A320 carrying 148 passengers and five crew members were in the hands of a copilot when it touched...
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
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 [...]
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
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
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 [...]
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
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
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