There has been an outcry in South Korea about the bizarreincident in which two Korean marines fired over 100 rounds at an Asiana A320 theymistook for a North Korean bomber. Oddly they did not shoot at the plane thatover flew them 20 minutes earlier, and the ones before that – flight paths are,if anything, predictable. […]
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These photos were sent to me, reportedly first posted in a Malaysian aviation forum. If you’re the photographer let me know.The photos show the seriousness of the incident, first reported as a minor sliding off the runway. The incident has largely been downplayed in the press by AirAsia’s and Tony Fernandes’s open comments, especially in […]
First up, let me say that the New York Times is one of my favourite newspapers. But when one of my colleagues brought this to my attention, I can’t help but think that the NYT put two and two together and came up with five.Its conclusion that Air China’s order of 20 Airbus A320s has […]
First, an apology. It has been pretty crazy these last few weeks with back to back to back work trips (I am writing this from Dubai) – and so the blog has not been updated as often as I would have liked. But here goes.Air New Zealand will be the first airline to operate the […]
Here are some pictures of the first Airbus aircraft in Shanghai Airlines livery. The carrier took delivery of the A321 last week. This is the first of 10 A321s ordered by the Shanghai-based carrier in 2006 and 2007.
Juneyao Airlines, a Shanghai-based privately-owned carrier, took delivery of its first purchased A320 last week. Here is a picture of the aircraft in the Chinese carrier’s livery.
Here is a photo of the first China-made Airbus A320 that had its maiden flight today with Sichuan Airlines.
It has been a landmark week for both China and Airbus when the first A320 (above, having its first flight) to be assembled in the country was delivered to its customer on Tuesday and began operations with Sichuan Airlines on Wednesday.For China, it shows the world that it can manufacture an aircraft that meets the […]
An historic day in China today with the first flight of the first Chinese assembled A320. The aircraft took off at 10:42 and landed back at Tianjin airport at 14:56, Airbus says in a statement. The A320 assembly plant is next to the airport. I called Airbus Tianjin’s general manager Jean-Luc Charles about 5 […]
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