A320

British Airways flight forced to land over burning smell in cabin

A British Airways plane flying from the United Kingdom to Italy had to make an emergency landing at Heathrow airport shortly after takeoff after passengers reported a smell of burning and a member of the flight crew felt unwell....


American Airlines A320 performs high-speed emergency landing

An American Airlines Airbus A320 performed a high-speed emergency landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in the United States, shortly after departure due to flaps problem....


India launches $800 million airport expansion project in Maldives

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) started working on the Hanimaadhoo International Airport expansion project, which is considered as one of the largest infrastructure and connectivity projects in Maldives....


American Airbus A320 lands with engine fire in San Antonio

An American Airlines Airbus A320 on approach to its destination declared Mayday due to a burning engine before safely landing without further incident in San Antonio, the United States....


Lufthansa to scrap entire widebody fleets, more layoffs to entail

Deutsche Lufthansa plans to scrap most of its widebody passenger aircraft, which would contribute to additional redundancies on top of the previously announced  22,000 layoffs....


Etihad A320 runway excursion severity was overstated, GCAA said

The ‘serious incident’ of Etihad Airways A320, which suffered a temporary runway excursion and damaged five runway edge lights, was reevaluated by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as less severe than initially perceived....


A320 flies without engine covers after crew forgets to latch them

On November 8, 2018, Vueling Airbus A320-200 (registered as EC-MDZ) took off from Bilbao, Spain (BIO). Right after the take-off, a warning message was received by the pilots, and one passenger notified a flight attendant that an engine seems to be missing a cover. Nevertheless, the flight continued as normal....


From 100 to 0: Is Avianca behind BOC Aviation A320neo order drop?

BOC Aviation has cancelled its order for 18 A320neo aircraft after the lessor’s customer decided to buy the aircraft straight from Airbus....


AAIB finds Vueling pilots “confused” during two landing incidents

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigated two previous landing incidents of the same Vueling Airlines flight with the same Airbus A320 aircraft, both of which ended without injuries. While the flights were operated by different flight crews, in both cases pilots appeared not to understand when to commence the final descent, the investigators found. ...


Russian bear goes planespotting, forces S7 A320 to go around

S7 Siberian Airlines domestic flight in Russia was forced to make a go-around after a wild bear was spotted wandering around the runway of Magadan Airport. ...