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  • Airbus plane appears in Seattle ad championing efforts to woo Boeing

    11/20/2013 6:22:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 20, 2013 | Jonathan Kaminsky
    An advertisement placed in The Seattle Times on Wednesday by a group hoping to encourage Washington state to keep up its fight to secure the coveted work on the new Boeing 777 includes a notable miscue. At the top of the full-page ad, under the all-caps text "The Future of Washington," is pictured not a Boeing jet, but rather an A320 from archrival Airbus.
  • Airbus Military reveals work on SIGINT A320

    05/30/2010 6:05:53 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 246+ views
    FlightGlobal ^ | 5/28/2010 | Craig Hoyle
    Airbus Military has begun bench testing systems for a signals intelligence variant of the A320, as part of a drive to expand its offering of military derivatives of Airbus commercial platforms. Equipment is being tested at one of the company's facilities near Madrid under a self-funded feasibility study, says Miguel-Angel Morell, senior vice-president engineering and technology. He confirms that applications being tested "are electronic,communications and signals intelligence". Senior vice-president commercial Antonio Rodriguez-Barberán says: "We have initiated preliminary conversations with some potential customers with regard to an application of this type. We will do this with the same philosophy as our...
  • Landing gear malfunction forces plane to make emergency landing at NJ airport; none hurt

    01/10/2010 7:47:59 PM PST · by valkyry1 · 19 replies · 833+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8:17 p.m. CST, January 10, 2010 | By AP
    EWARK, N.J. (AP) — A United Airlines jetliner damaged its right wing when the landing gear failed to fully deploy Sunday at Newark Liberty International Airport — making for a frightening few moments for passengers before an "unbelievably smooth" touchdown that drew their praise. All 53 people aboard got off the plane safely. And all the passengers will be getting refunds of their fares. Flight 634 from Chicago was approaching the airport about 9 a.m. when the plane suddenly began ascending again, said passenger Paul Wasylyszyn of Chicago.
  • Passengers report scare on earlier US Airways Flight 1549

    01/20/2009 4:40:14 AM PST · by DFG · 29 replies · 1,304+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/19/09 | Abbie Boudreau and Scott Zamost
    Two days before US Airways Flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River, passengers on the same route and same aircraft say they heard a series of loud bangs and the flight crew told them they could have to make an emergency landing, CNN has learned. Steve Jeffrey of Charlotte, North Carolina, told CNN he was flying in first class Tuesday when, about 20 minutes into the flight, "it sounded like the wing was just snapping off." "The red lights started going on. A little pandemonium was going on," Jeffrey recalled. He said the incident occurred over Newark, New Jersey, soon...
  • Airbus urged to fix A320's electrics.

    12/19/2006 9:03:09 AM PST · by lowbuck · 26 replies · 796+ views
    Flight International Online ^ | 18 December 2006 | David Learmount
    Airbus has received four recommendations for modifications to its A320 series electrical systems following an incident in which an A319 crew lost voice communications and all the captain's electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) displays. In the absence of these systems the crew had to use the emergency undercarriage deployment system to prepare for landing. The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), looking into a previous incident, found extensive electrical malfunctions had occurred five times previously. The first event the AAIB investigated occurred in October 2005 when a British Airways A319 crew lost both pilots' primary flight displays (PFD) and navigation...
  • More details emerge on Chinese stakes in Airbus A320 plant to be situated in Beijing's Tianjin port

    11/22/2006 8:34:45 AM PST · by lowbuck · 5 replies · 463+ views
    Flight International ^ | 22 November 2006 | Leithen Francis
    Further details have emerged about the Chinese consortium that will have a direct stake in Airbus’s new narrowbody aircraft assembly plant in Beijing’s port city of Tianjin. China’s state-run newspaper China Daily says the consortium will be called Tianjin Zhongtian Aviation Industry Investment. Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment will have a 60% stake in the business which will have registered capital of 300 million yuan ($38 million). Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry and Hafei Aviation Industry disclosed to the Shanghai Stock Exchange on 20 November that each would have a 10% stake in the Chinese consortium. The China Daily says Aviation...
  • Airbus Agrees Sale of 150 Aircraft to China

    10/25/2006 9:59:42 PM PDT · by COEXERJ145 · 34 replies · 1,014+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 26, 2006 | Timothy Hepher
    BEIJING, Oct 26 (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus agreed on Thursday to sell 150 of its narrow-bodied A320 family of aircraft to China and reached a final deal to make the jets in the country, its chief executive said. The deal also involves options for 20 A350s, said Airbus President and Chief Executive Louis Gallois in Beijing, where French President Jacques Chirac is also visiting. Gallois added that Airbus had finalised a deal to build an A320 assembly plant in Tianjin, near Beijing, its first such factory outside Europe.
  • US Air Force leaders wary of tanker services offering

    06/22/2006 3:59:20 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 36 replies · 1,014+ views
    Market Watch ^ | June 19, 2006 | Rebecca Christie
    US Air Force leaders wary of tanker services offering By Rebecca Christie, Market Last Update: 5:53 PM ET Jun 19, 2006 WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. Air Force leaders say they are wary of outsourcing tanker services, even though the Pentagon's quest for an updated aerial refueling fleet has opened the door to third-party providers. Omega Air Inc., a private company owned by Irish investors, has offered the Air Force up to 60 modified DC-10s on an hourly basis. Its services will compete against new tankers offered by Boeing Co. (BA) and a team of Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) and...
  • Airbus aims to thwart rival’s plans with upgraded A320

    06/19/2006 4:50:58 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 6 replies · 2,062+ views
    Flight International ^ | 20 Jume 06 | Max Kingsley-Jones
    Airbus aims to thwart rival’s plans with upgraded A320 By Max Kingsley-Jones in Toulouse Airbus is aiming to sabotage the business case for any near-term plan by Boeing to develop an all-new narrowbody family with an “A320 Enhanced” that will incorporate improvements to significantly increase efficiency. The improved single-aisle family will incorporate an aerodynamic tidy-up, engine improvements, weight savings, a new cabin and possibly new large winglets, which are currently in flight test. Service entry is targeted for 2008. Airbus chief operating officer customers John Leahy does not believe that a quantum leap in single-aisle aircraft efficiency will be possible...
  • Airbus A320 Outshines Boeing‘s 737

    02/27/2006 7:47:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies · 1,529+ views
    SINGAPORE - Boeing‘s 737 passenger plane, which has seen deliveries top 5,000 since it entered service 38 years ago, has always been touted by its U.S. makers as the world‘s most popular commercial jet. Last year, Toulouse, France-based Airbus had a 62 percent market share of the single-aisle plane market with 918 orders for the A320. The 737 had 569 orders.
  • Airbus Outsells Rival Boeing

    01/17/2006 12:11:57 PM PST · by Turbopilot · 35 replies · 1,333+ views
    Business Standard ^ | 1-18-2006 | Kevin Done
    European group won 52 per cent of the world market in terms of aircraft in 2005. Airbus surprised the aircraft industry by claiming it had outsold Boeing last year by winning the most new orders for commercial aircraft despite a record sales drive by its US rival. The announcement took the aerospace industry by surprise, as Airbus disclosed that it had secured 1,111 gross new orders in 2005 compared with the 1,029 claimed earlier this month by Boeing and said it had booked 38 per cent of the orders in December alone after trailing Boeing for the rest of the...
  • China Orders 150 Airbus A320 Airliners

    12/05/2005 7:33:57 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 56 replies · 1,050+ views
    PARIS (AP) -- China ordered 150 Airbus single-aisle A320 airliners Monday, more than twice as many plane orders as the company's U.S.-based rival Boeing Co. snagged from China last month. The European aircraft manufacturer said the deal was worth nearly $10 billion and was "the largest single order that Airbus has ever received since it entered the Chinese market two decades ago."
  • Breaking: Jet Blue emergency landing, Long Beach, CA (UPDATE: Plane Landed Safely)

    09/21/2005 4:21:43 PM PDT · by kingu · 1,493 replies · 67,208+ views
    KABC Channel 7, live broadcast
    A Jet Blue aircraft just did a low altitude flyby of Long Beach airport after reporting some concern with their forward gear. The television helicopter caught an image of it - the gear is turned sideways and tilted. Aircraft is heading out towards the ocean to drop fuel, will turn around, and attempt a 'soft field' landing, keeping the nose up as long as possible.
  • Gulf Air pits Boeing 787 against Airbus A350

    08/25/2005 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 8 replies · 365+ views
    Reuters India ^ | 24 Aug 05 | Reuters
    Gulf Air pits Boeing 787 against Airbus A350 Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:30 PM IST COLOGNE (Reuters) - Bahrain-based airline Gulf Air is pitting Boeing's fuel- and cost-efficient 787 against rival Airbus's planned competitor, the A350, as it negotiates with the world's largest aircraft makers to replace its fleet. Gulf Air wants to replace its 34 Boeing 767s and Airbus A320s, A330s and A340s with two plane types -- a wide-body aircraft for long-haul routes and a narrow-body one for shorter distances. Airbus is 80-percent owned by EADS, with the balance held by BAE Systems Plc. The regional carrier would...
  • JetBlue Airways to Buy 30 Airbus A320s

    06/08/2004 12:11:17 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 32 replies · 364+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 8, 2004 | AP
    NEW YORK - JetBlue Airways Corp. said it plans to exercise options to buy 30 Airbus A320 aircraft. The discount carrier did not disclose financial terms when announcing the decision on Tuesday. The move means JetBlue now has firm orders for 123 A320s and holds options on 50 more. For now, the Forest Hills, N.Y.-based airline's fleet consists of 60 A320s. It expects to receive nine more this year and delivery of up to 17 a year until 2012. The A320, a single-aisle aircraft that typically seats 150, is made by Airbus North America Holdings, a subsidiary of Airbus S.A.S....