Tag: Airbus

Airbus Growing Roots in US: Assembly Line for A220s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus announced growing further roots in the US by bringing its A220 aircraft closer to its US customers. The aircraft manufacturer has launched the construction on A220 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. With its new manufacturing facility Airbus aims to meet the demand from US customers for its newest commercial aircraft product line, Airbus A220. […]

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. […]

US Start-Up Confirms Order for 60 Airbus A220-300s

Reading Time: 1 minute The start-up U.S. airline code-named “Moxy” has signed a firm order with Airbus to purchase 60 A220-300 aircraft.   Moxy is the new airline venture led by David Neeleman, one of the industry’s most innovative entrepreneurs and founder of JetBlue Airways. Plans for Moxy, a low-cost airline, were unveiled at the Farnborough International Air Show in […]

JetBlue Airways Firms Up Order for 60 Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute JetBlue Airways has firmed up an order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, the larger model of the new, industry-leading A220 series. JetBlue’s existing Airbus fleet includes 193 A320 and A321ceo aircraft in operation, with an additional 85 A321neo aircraft on order. The order was completed the last week of December. Airbus will produce the A220-300 aircraft […]

A319neo Wins Joint Type Certification from FAA and EASA

Reading Time: 1 minute The A319neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines has achieved joint Type Certification from both the US FAA and European EASA airworthiness authorities. This means that now all three aircraft models – the A319neo, A320neo and A321neo – are certified by the international authorities to operate with the CFM LEAP-1A engine option. This latest achievement […]

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. […]

Toxic Fumes Injure 5 on Spirit Airlines A320 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Philadelphia to Las Vegas (USA) with 71 people on board, reported toxic fumes on board, 3 passengers and 2 cabin crew injured. Aircraft was enroute at FL380 about 150nm east of Denver (USA) when the flight crew donned their oxygen masks reporting fumes on board and diverted to […]

First ANA A380 Rolls out Airbus Paint Shop with Unique Livery

Reading Time: 1 minute The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian green sea turtle livery. ANA has firm orders for three A380s, becoming the first customer for the superjumbo in Japan. The airline will take delivery of the first A380 […]

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 […]