Tag: A320

Battle of 2018: Airbus or Boeing?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Never-ending competition between two aircraft manufacturing icons, Boeing and Airbus, has already become an integral part of the aviation world followed with great curiosity, especially in terms of commercial aircraft deliveries and orders. As 2018 came to an end, let’s look through their performance results and find out who lead the year of 2018. Deliveries. […]

British Airways Airbus A320 Reported Burning Odour in Cockpit

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A320-200, performing flight from London Gatwick (UK) to Turin (Italy), reported burning odour in cockpit. Aircraft was enroute at FL350 about 25nm southwest of Paris (France) when the crew decided to divert to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport reporting a burning odour in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely in Charles de […]

Airbus Delivers the 400th A320 Family Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has delivered the 400th A320 Family aircraft from its Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin, China. The A320neo was delivered to national flag carrier Air China, based in Beijing. Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF latest generation engines, the aircraft features a comfortable two-class cabin layout with 158 seats: 8 business and 150 economy. […]

Airbus Delivers 100th A320 Family Aircraft Assembled in the US

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has delivered its 100th aircraft from the company’s U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. The A320neo, serial number (MSN) 8580, was delivered to Frontier Airlines. The aircraft features two horses, Meadow & West, on its tailplane. Airbus’ Mobile facility is delivering four A320 Family aircraft per month and has delivered to eight U.S.-based customers […]

Vietjet A320 Faces Fuel System Problems

Reading Time: 1 minute A VietjetAir Airbus A320-200, performing flight VJ-198 from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi (Vietnam), was climbing out of Ho Chi Minh City when the crew stopped the climb at about 11,000 feet due to a problem with the fuel system and decided to return to Ho Chi Minh City. Passengers were instructed to assume […]

Vueling A320 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Vueling Airbus A320-200, registration EC-MKM performing flight VY-6470 from Rome Fiumicino to Lampedusa (Italy), was on approach to Lampedusa’s runway 08 when the aircraft received a bird strike. The crew continued for a safe landing. A passenger booked onto the return flight reported the aircraft was being inspected, the flight was delayed, no information […]

United Airbus A320 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Fort Myers to Newark (USA), engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was climbing out of Ft. Myers’ runway when the left hand engine (V2527) emitted a loud bang and streaks of flame prompting the crew to stop the climb at about 13500 feet, shut the engine down and return […]

CAE Increases its Pilot Training Capacity in Japan

Reading Time: 1 minute CAE announced last week the expansion of its pilot training capacity in Japan with the inauguration of its first Airbus A320 full-flight simulator (FFS) deployed at JAL – CAE Flight Training (JCFT), the joint venture between CAE and Japan Airlines, in Tokyo. The CAE-built Airbus A320FFS will support the pilot training needs of Japanese airlines […]

Airbus in Partnership with EAM Launches Pilot Cadet Training Programme

Reading Time: 1 minute In its latest Global Services Forecast, Airbus predicts that a total of 540,000 new pilots will be needed over the next two decades. To help meet this demand, it is launching the Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme to include ab initio training. The programme is being launched in partnership with Escuela de Aviacion Mexico, located near […]

Allegiant A320 Pilot Incapacitated During the Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute An Allegiant Airbus A320-200, registration N252NV performing flight G4-1304 from Cincinnati, KY to Punta Gorda, FL (USA) with 155 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL380 about 70nm north of Gainesville,FL (USA) when one of the pilots suffered seizures and was incapacitated. The other pilot decided to divert the aircraft to Gainesville for a […]