Tag: Airbus

SURVEY | One Third of Russian Respondents Prefer Western-Built Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the May 5 fatal accident of the Russian-made Superjet 100 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, 33 per cent of Russian respondents to a survey conducted by Sberbank say they prefer to use western-built jets from Airbus and Boeing. Although the majority of Russians – some 53 per cent – insist that the type of aircraft […]

Two New Airbus A320neo to Vietnam Airlines Through ALC

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced long-term lease agreements with Vietnam Airlines for two new Airbus A320-200neo aircraft. The two new A320-200neos are scheduled to deliver to the airline in Fall 2020 from ALC’s order book with Airbus. “We are pleased to announce another important transaction with our long-time loyal customer, Vietnam Airlines, for two A320-200neo […]

Did You Know How New Aircraft Names Are Created?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Which aircraft types have you travelled by? Have you ever noticed that aircraft names are not just a combination of letters and numbers randomly assigned to the aircraft? Actually, there is a fine-tuned system behind it. Every manufacturer has a pretty rigid code for its aircraft names. Let’s start with Airbus and take a look […]

Air China Order for 20 Airbus A350s. Result of US-China Trade Dispute?

Reading Time: 1 minute Air China, the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People’s Republic of China, has recently announced about the order for 20 Airbus A350-900. In addition to 10 A350-900s already on the order book of Airbus. The estimated value of the purchase is $6,537 million, according to basic market price. The deliveries […]

jetBlue Passengers and Crew Become Sick on Airbus A320 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A jetBlue Airbus A320-200 was enroute at FL350 about 90nm east of Greenville, NC (USA) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to New York JFK, NY (USA) after a number of passengers and crew reported feeling sick. The aircraft diverted to JFK for a safe landing on runway 22L about one hour […]

Atlantic Airways Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Atlantic Airways, the Faroe Islands flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, MSN8918. Leased from Air Lease Corporation, this aircraft is powered by CFMI LEAP-1A engines and is configured in an all-economy cabin layout. With its new Airbus fleet member Atlantic Airways will further develop its European network. The airline, an Airbus customer […]

Avion Express Demonstrates Growth in Fleet and Production

Reading Time: 1 minute During the first half of 2019 the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world Avion Express expanded its fleet and increased production results. This summer the company is operating 22 Airbus A320 family aircraft. The current fleet is the biggest in the history of Avion Express. During the summer season 2019 Avion Express is providing […]

Airbus Dominates the Market: Boeing Crisis Continues

Reading Time: 2 minutes Half of the year has already gone by. Just six months and so many events. Launches of new aircraft, first flights, technological achievements. And Paris Air Show 2019. And some tragic accidents which claimed the lives of hundreds. And all of these took place here, in aviation. One of the hottest topics in the sector, […]

Lufthansa Airbus A320 Receives a Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200N, registration D-AINQ performing flight LH-828 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Copenhagen (Denmark), landed on Copenhagen’s runway 22L but received a bird strike. The aircraft taxied to the apron. A passenger booked onto the return flight LH-829 reported the captain announced the aircraft received a bird strike on the inbound flight. The captain […]

Azores Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A321LR

Reading Time: 1 minute Azores Airlines, the Azores archipelago-based carrier, has taken delivery of its first of three A321LRs to be leased from Air Lease Corporation “ALC”, becoming the latest operator of the long-range single-aisle aircraft. Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, the Azores Airlines’ A321LR comprises 190 seats in a two-class configuration (16 Business class seats and 174 seats […]