Airbus is preparing to deliver from Toulouse the 3,000th example of its A320 single-aisle aircraft family.
The example, currently F-WWBC (set to become 9M-AFP) has been painted in a special commemorative livery for customer Malaysia-based low fares airline Air Asia (see picture below).
The wings for the 3,000th A320 left the Airbus UK site in Broughton on 8 November loaded onboard the A300-600ST Beluga, bound for the A320 final assembly line in Toulouse. The 3,000th Airbus single aisle aircraft is set to be delivered to Air Asia, in January next year.
Boeing hit the 5,000 mark for its rival narrowbody, the 737, in February and delivered the 2,000th aircraft from the 737-600/700/800/900 Next Generation family of aircraft in July.