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 [...]
It has marketed the plane as being 20% more fuel-efficient than the comparable Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 family of aircraft.
An ATSB inquiry of regular air travel interest is being conducted into an unusual type of incident at Avalon Airport near Geelong on 4 July. In its summary, the safety investigator says: During the approach, the Airbus A320 was in an unstable configuration and conducted a missed approach which resulted in a loss of separation [...]
Last week, Spirit Airlines upgraded 10 of its Airbus A320 orders to the larger A321 model and then ordered 20 more. Will this rapidly growing airline start to disrupt competitors?
While it didn't steal the show in Paris this week, a ho-hum Airbus A320's daily demonstration could change the airline industry. And it never went faster than an easy jog.
ellenm1, Flickr A baggage handler told the The Sun he is "mortified" after a simple error caused more than $6 million in damage to a British Airways plane. The news outlet is reporting things went horribly wrong as an Airbus A320 plane taxied on the runway at London Heathrow Airport. Show More Summary
The companies said at the Paris Air Show that the British-based airline scooped up 35 current generation A320s and 100 of its A320neo.
Air New Zealand's new livery was front and center at the Paris Air Show this week, but it was the jet's "sharklets" that were the center of...
LONDON -- The shares of easyJet have gained 2.8% as of 8:35 a.m. EDT after the budget airline confirmed the purchase of up to 235 new planes. The FTSE 100 member said it had agreed arrangements with Airbus to acquire 35 new A320 aircraft for delivery between 2015 and 2017, as well as 100 new A320neo aircraft for delivery from 2017 until 2022. Show More Summary
Early this morning, Airbus, the aircraft-making division of European Aeronautics Defence and Space Co. (EADS), signed a deal to supply European airlines easyJet with 135 of the company's A320 and A320neo single-aisle planes for $11.5 billion. Show More Summary