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La premiere A320 de Air France

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic Airbus narrowbody, here’s a picture of the very first A320, taken at Düsseldorf after it completed its first revenue service from Paris. Pete Webber

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More retro goodness, this time from Air Malta

I know, it’s developing into a little bit of an obsession, I guess I’m just a sucker for a retro livery. So, taken from Flightglobal’s AirSpace forum, courtesy of user Flightstar, is this picture of a retro-liveried Airbus A320 operated by Air Malta. Credit: Flightstar gallery on Flightglobal/AirSpace 

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Pretty in pink

It may posess an eye-watering colourscheme and use the most contrived acronym ever, but this Airbus A320 belonging to Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation looks striking against the green foreground as it comes in to land at Osaka.  Credit: Rex Features

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AirAsia’s 100th Airbus A320

Replete with dragon motif – to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon – this Airbus A320, the carrier’s 100th (registration – we think – 9M-AQM, although that’s listed in our database as a 1972-vintage Boeing 737-200 that was parked in 2008) arrived in AirAsia’s fleet earlier this week. According to the press bumf, it took […]

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Bahrain Air Airbus A320 on home turf

Here, from Flightglobal’s AirSpace gallery, is a lovely image from last week’s Bahrain air show of a (repetitively named) Bahrain Air Airbus A320 doing its stuff with the tail of a Sukhoi Su-27 of the Russian Knights display team in the foreground. For more news from the show, click here.

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First A320 assembled in China completes historic first flight

The first Chinese-assembled Airbus A320 completed its first flight today at 14:56 local time. Airbus says in a statement the aircraft took off from Tianjin airport at precisely 10:42 and landed back at the airport four hours and 14 minutes later at 14:56. Continue reading…

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Wataniya Airlines Airbus A320

Wataniya Airlines is a Kuwaiti start-up carrier formerly known as Kuwait National Airlines. The airline began operations in January with a pair of Airbus A320 aircraft, configured with just 122 seats, from January 2009. Here is one of the airline’s pair. Find out more about about this airline on Tuesday’s new issue of Flight International on the newsstands.  Picture credit Airbus

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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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Sichuan Airlines to receive first Chinese-built Airbus

Airbus will pursue plans to increase the production rate of its new Chinese A320 assembly line, but the target of four aircraft a month could be revised if demand from the country’s airlines softens. Sichuan Airlines should receive the first Chinese-built Airbus by mid-year. Read on… 

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US Airways Airbus A320 crashes into New York’s Hudson River

Here is a picture taken by citizen journalist Janis Krums, who was on a ferry on the Hudson River at the time the US Airways A320 crashed onto the water. He captioned the image on Twitpic: “There’s a plane in the Hudson. I’m on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.” Speaking of […]

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