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