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Virgin America — Still Got It?

Virgin America Airbus A320 – Photo: David Parker Brown It has been a while since I’ve flown on Virgin America, and to be honest I’ve sort of missed it. The purplely-pink mood lighting, good food, and that awesome entertainment system; it was a light cutting through the otherwise dark and dank scene of American [...]Show More Summary

Another Near Collision Confirms That Drones' Biggest Problem Is People

BBC News is reporting that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that another (stupid) amateur drone pilot almost hit an Airbus A320 as it was landing at Heathrow Airport on July 22nd, threatening the lives of nearly 180 people on board. More »      

Passenger Jet Nearly Hits Unidentified Drone

An Airbus A320 nearly hit a drone at Britain's Heathrow Airport earlier this year, authorities have revealed. A report from air safety authorities says the pilot was at 700 feet and preparing to land on July 22 when he saw the helicopter-style drone, ITV reports. The owner of the drone...

Another Near Collision Confirms That Drones' Biggest Problem Is People

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

BBC News is reporting that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that another (stupid) amateur drone pilot almost hit an Airbus A320 as it was landing at Heathrow airport on July 22nd, threatening the lives of nearly 180 people on board. Read more...

Now Boarding 'Mint': JetBlue's take on the first class experience

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

When JetBlue took flight in 2000, the company aimed to "bring humanity back to air travel." The team started by ordering a bunch of new Airbus A320 aircraft, filling them with comfy leather seats (and enough legroom), serving unlimited free snacks an...

Flying 15,000 Miles to Spend One Night in Brazil for a Media Trip – PART 2

Our TAM Airbus A320 at Congonhas-São Paulo Airport In Part 1 of my trip I talked about the process of getting to Brazil and went over the first day of the media trip. I had just spent my one and only night in Brazil, and was in the hotel lobby at 4:30am local time [...]Show More Summary

Airbus A320 No 200 from China rolls out, 3000 more to come?

The significance of the China market for airliners, and what it might mean for the future shape of Airbus and Boeing, was on display yesterday when an A319 for China Eastern rolled out of the Airbus Tianjin final assembly line. It was the 200th such A320 family jet to be delivered from the Tianjin facility [...]

Here’s JetBlue’s New Business Plan: Give Less to Customers, Charge Them More.. and Why That Makes Sense

JetBlue announced on Wednesday that it will add 15 seats to its 150-seat Airbus A320s in 2016. That will reduce average seat pitch from 34.7 inches to 33.1 inches, which is still more generous than the 31 – 32 inch average across the industry. Show More Summary

JetBlue to add bag fees, will squeeze more seats into jets

Baggage fees apply if you purchase the cheapest ticket; legroom is due to shrink in its Airbus A320 planes

JetBlue Seats Are About to Get Even More Cramped

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's a dark day for personal space bubbles everywhere: JetBlue is about to cram 15 more seats into its Airbus A320. What's more, after being one of the only remaining major airline holdouts, it's also finally caving in and tacking on baggage fees. Delightful. Read more...

Boeing’s 737 MAX Closes The Gap With AirbusA320 neo With A Large Order From SMBC Aviation

We figure orders for the 737 MAX lag behind those for the A320 neo as the latter was launched by Airbus a full year before Boeing launched the 737 MAX. Gains from that launch lead are still accruing to Airbus, positioning its A320 neo in lead in terms of total orders. Show More Summary

JetBlue Dedicates Special Livery To Armed Forces Veterans

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

JetBlue has painted an Airbus A320 in a special paint scheme that is dedicated to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Named "Vets In Blue" the 5 year-old A320, registered N775JB features a symbolic yellow ribbon on its tail, and "jetBlue salutes our veterans" on the aft fuselage. Read more...

Airbus Plans To Start First U.S. Factory With Larger A321 Jet

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Airbus Group said on Tuesday it plans to start production at its first U.S. factory with the larger A321 jetliner instead of the A320 as originally planned, a move that reflects rising demand for the bigger jet.Show More Summary

Video Of A320 Making Three Go Arounds

There has been quite a bit of weather in the UK over the past few days, and it seems like that has been leading to quite a few airplane go arounds. Check out this YouTube video of Air France 1068, an Airbus A320, performing three goShow More Summary

Who's Making the Airbus A321 Into a Luxury Jet?

The largest member of the Airbus A320 family is getting some new airline-specific upgrades.

Airbus A320 NEO inaugurates the age of re-engined jets

The A320 NEO first flight now underway, begins an age of putting existing airliners through hi-tech makeovers rather than the pursuing all new designs. There are exceptions, the so far struggling Bombardier CSeries in Canada, the COMAC c919 in China, the Mitsubishi MRJ in Japan, and low key projects that have been fitfully pursued in [...]

Airbus: Maiden flight of A320neo is a success

Short for "new engine option," the neo is Airbus' update of its popular A320 jet.        

Airbus: First A320neo flight will be Thursday

Short for "new engine option," neo is Airbus' update to its popular A320 narrowbody jet.        

What Makes Airbus A320 the World's Best-Selling Narrow-Body Airplane?

Airbus A320 has been a boon to the European aircraft manufacturer in the single-aisle market, and the company’s going all out to preserve its dominance.

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