(Reuters) - China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd has ordered 70 A320neo aircraft, marking a big victory for Airbus, which has been actively marketing the upgraded variant of its popular A320 jet to Chinese carriers.
Airbus’s profit rose 21 percent last year, the plane maker said yesterday, and it predicted further growth this year as it lifts production of the best-selling A320 single-aisle jet. ||| Andrea Rothman and Robert Wall Toulouse Airbus’s...Show More Summary
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines is set to make an order for up to 30 Airbus A320 aircraft worth $3 billion at list prices, the company's chairman told Reuters.
PARIS (Reuters) - After increasing sales of its A320 jet by revamping it with newer and more efficient engines, Airbus is studying whether to repeat the process with a larger jet, the A330, industry sources and analysts said.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines has chosen Airbus's A320 to launch its new Indian joint venture with Tata Sons, scoring a victory over rival Boeing as the airline market in Asia's third biggest economy shows signs of a revi...
The pilot of an Airbus A320 flying near London's Heathrow Airport told aviation authorities he almost ran into an unidentified flying object, in a bizarre incident that reportedly happened July 13 but is just now making the news. The pilot (the airline involved is not named) was at 34,000...
The A320. In whose cockpit pilots occasionally duck. (Credit: Airbus) Sleep hasn't come easy to me lately. Not since Canada's former defense minister explained that aliens won't give us their best tech because we're such nasty, bellicose people. Show More Summary
Pilot reports near-collision with a UFO Safety watchdogs in the UK are investigating a pilot’s claims that he ducked to avoid a UFO he feared was going to smash into his plane at 34,000ft.The captain of the packed Airbus A320 was flying...Show More Summary
December, 2007: JetBlue christens an Airbus A320 "BetaBlue" and becomes the first airline to offer in-flight WiFi, even if it is extremely limited and quickly outdated. December, 2013: JetBlue again launches an Airbus A320 with in-flight WiFi, but this time the focus is on freedom and a tech-positive future. Show More Summary
DUBAI (Reuters) - Airbus is considering an increase in production of its A320 medium-haul aircraft, taking output above 42 planes per month, sales chief John Leahy told Reuters on Tuesday.
New Frontier Airbus A320 (N220FR) with sharklets – Photo: Frontier Airlines Republic Airways Holdings has finally offloaded Frontier Airlines to a new owner, and right at the deadline. Earlier this week, Indigo Partners agreed to purchase Frontier and continue the push towards making them an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC). Indigo and its head, William Franke, [...]
Why can’t we make this JetBlue Airbus A320 a bit wider? Photo: David Parker Brown | AirlineReporter.com I recently saw a comment on an older AirlineReporter.com post; it referenced a bad experience with a seat being too small. The person posed the following: “If planes were just one foot wider, seats could be as [...]
BEIJING (Reuters) - Airbus has secured commitments for more than 40 of its A320 family of aircraft from two new Chinese airlines, the company said at an industry event.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's BOC Aviation has ordered 25 A320 jets from Airbus, a source with knowledge of the deal told Reuters on Wednesday.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Airbus is getting closer to a firm order for the upgraded variant of its A320 aircraft in China after securing commitments for 100 of the re-engined, more fuel-efficient planes, including some deals already announced.
JetBlue's next-generation WiFi service, powered by ViaSat's super-speedy Ka-band satellite, is officially on track to launch this October. The FAA just issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the airline's Airbus A320, enabling a fleet-wide installation that's set to begin immediately. Show More Summary
We’ve known about glass-bottomed boats for a long time, but what about glass-bottomed planes? In April of this year Richard Branson announced on the Virgin Atlantic blog that he was going to be adding a new Airbus A320 to its fleet with a clear strip down the middle made from aviation-standard glass, instead of the [...]Show More Summary
An in-your-face view of the nose. Photo courtesy of Joe McBride, Kansas City Aviation Department Today I pay my respects to a little-known, now defunct, Ukrainian airline by honoring their wild livery and individualism. Donbassaero’s bold in-your-face paint scheme oddly reminds me of something you might see on a 1970s muscle car like the Oldsmobile [...]
IAG, the third largest airline group in Europe, just picked Airbus' A320 over Boeing’s 737.
There is evidence today that all is not well with China’s COMAC c919 project to build a vaguely described 160 seat Airbus A320 styled shorter range single aisle jet. As this Bloomberg story reports, it isn’t going to fly next year but in 2015, supposedly for entry into service in 2016, and it is experiencing [...]