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Flight International 6-12 July: Scrapping a Jetliner

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International in its cover article takes a look at fleet cycles. Most airlines end their days in the scrapyard, but usually after providing years of service. So why are newer aircraft being retired in greater numbers?On the cover is an Air Team Images photo of an ex-Air France A320 meeting […]

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New Livery for Israir

Israir’s newest A320-232 (s/n 4354, test registration F-WWDC, final registration 4X-ABF) was captured at Toulouse yesterday sporting a new livery for the carrier. Below the photo is an image of the carrier’s previous livery.Israir’s purchase of A320s in 2007 was a breakthrough order for Airbus, who was previously unable to sell commercial jets in the […]

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Flight International 6-12 April: Narrowbody Re-engining

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International looks at playing the power game: who will show their engine card first in the gamble for tomorrow’s airline customers? Engine change – what next for the single-aisle builders? Re-engining – what might need changing? Re-engined single-aisles – who might launch? For this week’s cover image, Flightglobal artist Tim […]

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Aeroflot A320 Takes Off From Oslo Taxiway

Norwegian investigators have opened an inquiry after an Aeroflot Airbus A320 bound for Moscow Sheremetyevo took off from a taxiway at Oslo Gardermoen yesterday. The aircraft, operating flight SU212 at 14:55, had been intending to depart from runway 01L. But a spokesman for Gardermoen says that, at around 15:10, theaircraft turned right onto taxiway M, […]

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Talk of 150-seat CSeries in the fray following analyst report

Bombardier is calling a report it is working on a 150-seat version of the 110/130-seat CSeries airliner “speculative”, but some analysts believe the airframer would be wise to move forward with a larger-capacity variant of the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1000G geared turbofan-powered aircraft. JP Morgan’s Joseph Nadol said the firm believes a 150-seat variant is […]

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Narrow margins: Airbus and Boeing face pressure with the A320 and 737

Although pressure has been mounting on Airbus and Boeingto move forward with their plans for single-aisle replacement designs,the rivals have been more concerned with developing their currentprogrammes.Airbus continues to make incremental improvements to the A320 family, addressing weight reductions and operating weight increases amid ongoing studies of a winglet programme. Read more…Airbus is evaluating a […]

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Flight International Cover 27 Oct-2 Nov: World Airliners Part One

In the first installment of Flight International‘s restyled annualsurvey of the world’s airliner programmes, we examine the mainline jetmarket by sector. Leading data for each type includes specifications,prices, performance and order/delivery information at 30 September Single-aisles: Airbus and Boeing face pressure with the A320 and 737 In-production widebodies: Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 remain popular Next generation […]

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Delivery of First Tianjin A320

‘What’s Tianjin’ you ask?Tianjin, located in northeast China, is the sixth largest city in the country and also home to a new final assembly plant for the Airbus A320 family.Yesterday Airbus, Sichuan Airlines, and Dragon Aviation Leasing marked the delivery of the first A320 assembled in Tianjin. B-501L sported a special livery, reportedly named “China […]

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Pic of the day, Paris day 4

Day 3 of Paris saw Airbus with their own mini display to mark their 40th anniversary. Taking part were the A300, A320, A340 and A380. Here the Novespace A300 is about to land with the A320 entering the display circuit.

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On this day in 1987 … A320 first flight

Image courtesy AirTeamImages, taken by Keith Blincow in 1988. The Airbus A320 flew for the first time today back in 1987. Have a read of David Learmount’s article on what it’s like to fly the thing in June of that same year.

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