Tag: A320 family

Cebu Pacific Takes Delivery of its First A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute The new addition complements the Manila-based airline’s Airbus fleet, which currently includes 43 A320 Family aircraft and eight A330-300 widebodies. Cebu Pacific has ordered 32 A321neo aircraft directly from Airbus, and will receive another five A320neo leased from Dublin-based Avolon. These will support the carrier’s expansion and fleet renewal programme. Selected for their outstanding operational […]

Airbus Inaugurates Hamburg’s Fourth Airbus A320 Family Production Line

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg, Germany  Airbus A320 Family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial setup, the innovative state-of-the-art line is a key enabler for ramping up the single-aisle programme to 60 aircraft per month by mid-2019. Frank Horch, Hamburg’s Senator of Economy, Transport and Innovation and Thomas […]

Wizz Air Takes Delivery of Its 100th A320 Family Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Wizz Air (WIZZ), one of the fastest-growing airlines in Europe and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has taken delivery of its 100th A320 Family aircraft, an A321ceo, at an event in Budapest Airport. The event was attended by Mr. Levente Magyar, Hungary’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. József Váradi, WIZZ’s […]

Airbus’ A321LR Goes the Distance to Open New Horizons For Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes The best-selling A320 Family marked a new milestone with Paris-to-New York nonstop flight flown by the A321LR – demonstrating this jetliner version’s ability to serve new markets and operate on heavily-travelled North Atlantic routes with the highest levels of efficiency and comfort. The LR designation is for ‘long range’ and with good reason: the A321LR […]

First A321LR Takes to The Skies for Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The first A321LR (Long Range) has taken off on its maiden flight from Hamburg Germany at 11:06 hrs local time, commencing its flight test programme. The aircraft, MSN7877, is powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft’s crew comprised: Experimental Test Pilots Yann Beaufils and Peter Lofts as well as Flight Test Engineers Frank Hohmeister, Jim […]

Airbus A320 Family Aircraft for a Bright Beginning?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Having a bird’s eye of the world beneath by being in control of a large flying machine is a great dream for many. But, if you are the one who desires to pursue a pilot’s career path, there is a high probability that your first stop would be the First Officer’s seat in the A320. […]

First U.S.-Built A320 Takes Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines and structural performance. The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility […]

Boeing Triumphs On The Territory Of Its Closest Rival

Reading Time: 4 minutes 2017 Paris Airshow became the main focus of attention within the world of aviation last week. The 52nd show brought together all the industry’s players to show off and find out the latest technological innovations developed to enhance global aviation safety and improve the quality of services. This year’s show was rich in new aircraft, […]

First A319neo Successfully Performs Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The first Airbus A319neo performed its maiden flight. The smallest member of the A320neo Family, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, took off from Hamburg and landed in Toulouse after a 5 hour flight. It was piloted by Experimental test pilots Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser. They were assisted in the cockpit by Test-Flight Engineer Jean […]

New South Korean Carrier KAIR Airlines Orders Eight A320s

Reading Time: 1 minute South Korean start-up carrier KAIR Airlines has announced that it has selected the A320 Family to launch its new low cost operation, with a firm order for eight A320ceo. The new airline will be based in Cheongju in central South Korea and will focus primarily on services to international destinations in North East Asia. “We […]