May 29, 2021| 195 0

Airbus Updates Suppliers On Production Plans

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus issued a press release on Thursday, May 27, providing an update to its suppliers, citing that it would continue to expect the commercial aircraft market to have a steady recovery to pre-Covid levels between the years 2023 to 2025, and this recovery will be led by the single-aisle segment as short-haul journeys in domest …

May 27, 2021| 168 0

Airbus gives suppliers heads-up of production plans

Airbus continues to expect the commercial aircraft market to recover to pre-COVID levels between 2023 and 2025, led by the single-aisle segment. The Company is therefore providing suppliers with an update of its production plans, giving visibility in order to schedule necessary investments and secure long-term capacity and production rate readiness …

April 30, 2021| 219 0

Remember When: Airbus Flew All Its Current Aircraft In Formation

We couldn’t discuss Boeing’s epic 2016 7X7-series line-up without also covering Airbus’ equally epic 2019 A3XX formation flight. Taking place in May of 2019, the flight included one aircraft from each in-production family type of Airbus’ commercial aircraft line. This consisted of the A319neo, A330neo, A350, A380, a BelugaXL – and Airbus’ newest ad …

April 25, 2021| 203 0

Airbus Set To Launch New Narrowbody A320 Replacement By Early 2030s

The A320 family has been a great success for Airbus. In service since 1988, it has overtaken the 737 in narrowbody orders (but not deliveries). There have been many upgrades and developments, most notably, of course, the A320neo. The next version could be a new clean-sheet design, according to Airbus. And possibly in service in the early 2030s. Chan …

April 20, 2021| 189 0

Why Did Airbus Buy The Bombardier C-Series?

The Bombardier C-Series was a great aircraft, but it did not sell so well. Sales increased significantly once Airbus took control of the program. Why did Airbus make this acquisition, and why has the aircraft been so successful rebranded as the Airbus A220? The Bombardier C-Series The C-Series was launched in 2008, announced at the Farnborough Intern …

March 14, 2021| 192 0

Aer Lingus Starts Hiring For Manchester Base

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus is edging increasingly closer to launching its new Manchester-based UK-US operations. At a time when many carriers are having to cut personnel, the airline has begun recruiting fresh crew members for its base in the north-west of England. New faces for the new base In conjunction with Nobox HR Outsourcing Solutions, Aer …

February 14, 2021| 172 0

Peach Aviation Begins Offering Free COVID Testing For Passengers

Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation has announced that passengers on certain flights will be eligible for free coronavirus testing. The Osaka-based budget airline will commence this testing period next week. It will initially be running the program until the end of March. Free testing on certain routes Peach Aviation will be offering free PCR te …

February 8, 2021| 165 0

Gulf Air Takes Another Airbus A321LR

Continuing to modernize its fleet, Bahrain’s Gulf Air has taken delivery of its second Airbus A321LR. The aircraft touched down at its new home at Bahrain International Airport on February 5th at 06:40. The aircraft is adorned with a special retro livery to mark its 70th anniversary – a livery that’s also featured on one of its Boeing 787s. It’s qui …

January 19, 2021| 188 0

Airbus Reportedly Planning To Increase A320 Production

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is reportedly planning to ramp up the production of its A320 family of aircraft to surpass the monthly number of planes it manufactured in 2019. The Toulouse, France-based planemaker, had plans to increase production from 60 to 63 planes per month by 2021. This, of course, had to be scaled back due to the global …

January 9, 2021| 217 0

Azores Airlines Beats Air Transat For Longest Airbus A321LR Flight

Azores Airlines has beat out Air Transat for the longest commercial Airbus A321LR flight recorded. On January 3rd, the carrier flew a nonstop flight between Lisbon and Bogota, taking just under 10 hours. Air Transat’s flight clocked in at under nine hours. According to the airline, the flight highlights the versatility of the Airbus A321LR. Azores A …

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