May 29, 2021| 314 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| 270 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| 344 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| 323 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| 316 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 …

February 27, 2021| 253 0

What Is Static Testing On An Aircraft?

Airliners must undergo rigorous testing procedures before obtaining the certification to operate commercial flights. Test flights represent one of the more conspicuous aspects of these procedures, and generate huge interest among avgeeks and the media. However, what goes on on the ground plays an equally important role, even if this aspect is less …

February 23, 2021| 299 0

Norwegian’s New Airbus And Boeing Orders Could Be Lost

Struggling Norwegian Air is in front of the Irish High Court this week to assess the validity of its debt liabilities. While the outcome is yet to be confirmed, industry sources believe that cancellations of outstanding orders are likely. Both Boeing and Airbus could lose scores of aircraft orders as the airline seeks to emerge smaller and more eff …

February 15, 2021| 304 0

Airbus Reveals Stunning ‘Airspace’ Narrowbody Cabin

A few days ago, Airbus released some new images of its brand new, upgraded narrowbody cabin design. The manufacturer’s Airspace cabin is designed for the A320 family and will be featured first on JetBlue’s aircraft in a few months. We’ve looked at all the details of the stunning new cabin. A stunning new cabin design Airbus’s new cabin is still under …

February 3, 2021| 355 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 26, 2021| 298 0

COMAC Gets Close To First C919 Deliveries

COMAC – the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China – is set to make its first commercial delivery of its C919 by the end of 2021, according to state media. This will make it the company’s second commercial aircraft brought to market after the ARJ21 regional jet. The C919 is designed to compete with the popular Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 Family of …

January 26, 2021| 275 0

China’s airlines prioritize COMAC, put off Airbus and Boeing

China’s big three airlines postponed delivery of over 100 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, prioritizing the Chinese aircraft manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC).  In 2020, the main Chinese carriers – China Southern Airlines (ZNH), China Eastern Airlines (CIAH) (CEA), and Air China postponed a total of 58 planes from Bo …

January 15, 2021| 297 0

The Airbus A300 Vs A310 – What Is The Difference?

Airbus’ first aircraft was the A300, closely followed by the A310. Together, they placed Airbus well on the route to competing with Boeing. They follow much of the same design and offer commonality between types. The A310 came about from demand for a smaller capacity aircraft but also offered some innovative changes that fed back to the A300. Airbus …

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