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Here's the Chinese factory where Airbus assembles its most popular plane

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

We Knew It Was Coming: Drone Has A Near Miss With An Airbus A320 Airplane

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

Emergency Landing in Denver After Jet Damaged by Hail

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

Is Flying the Uber-Low-Cost Carrier Thai AirAsia Worth It?

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

Maps and legends

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....

Changes coming fast for Virgin America wi-fi

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

Big A330 order moves Airbus closer to wide-body factory in China

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 [...]

Planespotting 101: Airbus A320 family differences

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

Airline Sampler- Part 3: Hellooooo, JetBlue! Where Have You Been All My Life?

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 hints at production hike for A320 jets

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

Airbus executive says jet market could absorb over 60 A320s a month

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

Windowpane comes off Brazilian plane moments before takeoff

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

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.

Airbus flies its alternative new tech engine on A320 NEO

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 [...]

Germanwings Co-Pilot "Rehearsed" Fatal Descent on Earlier Flight: Report

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

According to a preliminary report released by French investigators Wednesday, Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz had “practiced” the fatal descent that would lead to the crashing of an Airbus A320 and the killing of 149 people on an earlier flight that same day. Read more...

Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Tried To Crash Previous Flight

Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who deliberately crashed an Airbus A320 carrying 150 people into the French Alps in March after locking the pilot out of the cockpit, may have rehearsed the tragedy the very same day on the outbound flight from Düsseldorf to Barcelona. Show More Summary

Nepal Air's second Airbus A320 comes with 5 tons of quake relief

Nepal Air's 2nd Airbus A320 will fly to Kathmandu via Qatar as soon as landing slot opens.        

A320 Black Boxes Analysis Confirms Investigators' Worst Suspicions

A detailed analysis of the two black boxes confirmed the suspicion that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the notorious Germanwings Airbus 320, deliberately steered the plane into a mountain.

South Korea orders inspection of Asiana A320 pilots after plane skids off runway

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities said on Wednesday they planned an "urgent competence inspection" of Asiana Airlines pilots flying Airbus A320 planes, the day after one of the planes skidded off a runway in Japan.

Asiana flight crash lands at Hiroshima airport

Wall Street Journal has reported that an Asiana flight OZ162 flying from Seoul to Hiroshima crash landed at Hiroshima airport. The plane, an Airbus A320 was carrying 73 passengers and 8 crew members of whom at least 18 people sustained minor injuries. Show More Summary

Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Added Diuretic to Captain’s Tea

Investigators do not exclude the possibility that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the Airbus A320 that crashed on March 24 in the French Alps, added a diuretic to the captain’s tea, according to German media.

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