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 …

February 24, 2021| 212 0

Air France Showcases Its Country In Latest Safety Video

Air France today revealed its latest safety video. While conveying all the crucial points, the two presenters travel around some iconic French sights such as Le Louvre and the Eifel Tower before stopping off at Paris Fashion Week with an exciting emergency exit-inspired t-shirt. The safety demonstration is an integral part of any flight. After all, …

February 19, 2021| 170 0

How Pilots Have Adapted To The COVID-19 Pandemic

The global health crisis continues to rock the aviation industry from top to bottom. As a result of the challenging conditions, pilots have had to adapt. Simple Flying spoke with Senior Airbus A350 Training Captain Chris about how he and his colleagues have been adjusting. Taking action During the initial European lockdowns last year, Chris was stuck …

February 13, 2021| 167 0

Delta Will Not Take Its First Airbus A321neo Until 2022

Delta Air Lines has confirmed that its first Airbus A321neo is delayed until 2022. The hotly awaited narrowbody, more for its product than the plane itself, was first expected to arrive in 2020. However, with the global crisis, Delta has delayed its first A321neo by about two years. Delta’s first Airbus A321neo delayed Delta Air Lines announced that …

February 10, 2021| 168 0

Ethiopian Airlines Wants To Fly The Boeing 737 MAX Again

CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, has said today that the airline remains committed to the 737 MAX aircraft. Despite being one of the victims of the disaster, he believes it is a good aircraft and plans to reintroduce it to the fleet around July this year. Ethiopian is sticking with the MAX Ethiopian Airlines is one of the two carriers …

February 3, 2021| 238 0

Why Do Airbus’ Latest Aircraft Wear A ‘Mask’ Around The Windscreen?

One of the most distinctive aspects of the new Airbus aircraft is the black ‘mask’ or visor around the windshield. Starting from the A350, new models like the A330neo and A321LR and beyond will all feature this. Here’s why Airbus aircraft have this unique design. Not just aesthetic While the windshield mask certainly looks striking and unique, the re …

January 30, 2021| 178 0

How Are New Aircraft Certified?

What happens when a manufacturer designs a new aircraft? How does an aircraft move from concept/design through to an accepted and authorized safe flying state? This article looks at the well-established aircraft certification process. Certifying each new model for a ‘type certificate’ Any new aircraft designed by a manufacturer will need to be submit …

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