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Of sales and sidesticks

(The following article first appeared as a Comment in the 12 March 2013 Flight International) When Flight International analysed the prospects for Airbus’s vaguely-named “SA” single-aisle twinjet in 1980, it declared that the “crucial question” facing the programme was “whether such an aircraft can compete against the attractions of aircraft such as the 737-300″.If the […]

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Airliner that made Airbus

That’s how we describe the A320, cover star of this week’s Flight International (12 March) and celebrating 25 years in service. In a special feature package we trace the roots of the narrowbody, from its launch and first order from Air France in 1981 through its remarkable sales success in the 1990s and 2000s to […]

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