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Airbus makes 1st fully automatic vision-based take-off [Video]

Airbus performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft on January 16, 2020....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Welcome to the family, A330: Airbus most successful wide-body

On this exact day, 26 years ago, the first-ever commercial Airbus A330 flight departed from Paris to Marseille. We look back at the moments and snippets of the history of the A330....


AeroTime Team
BOC Aviation orders 20 A320neo, adds Avianca to customers list

BOC Aviation placed a firm order with Airbus for 20 A320neo aircraft, the manufacturer announced on January 7, 2020. At least ten of the aircraft (and up to twelve in total) would go to the lessor’s new customer ‒ Avianca Airlines....


Clement Charpentreau
Flight attendant falls from Finnair A320 in Helsinki

The Finnish Accident Investigation Board (OTKES) opened an investigation after a serious incident in which a cabin crew member was injured after falling from a Finnair Airbus A320 aircraft....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Airbus to produce seven A320 per month in Mobile, Alabama by 2021

With the goal to reach 63 Airbus A320neo aircraft per month, the European manufacturer announced it is increasing its investment in the Mobile, Alabama facility to facilitate that growth, creating more than 200 jobs in the process. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Spirit Airlines inks 100 Airbus A320neo airplanes order

The United States-based ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines finalized an order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, the Toulouse-based plane maker confirmed on January 6, 2019. The order could be worth as much as $10 billion (at list prices). ...


AeroTime Extra
Top 5 future fighter jets of 2020

After the end of the Cold War, the idea of an open conflict between two nation-states seemed more unlikely. Military doctrines turned towards asymmetrical conflicts. As a consequence, the fighter planes found themselves confined to a ground support role. But the emergence of new global powers and the intensification of territorial tensions are pushing armed forces to reconsider the battlefield of tomorrow. In the event of seeing aerial superiorit...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Why Southwest acquiring Airbus jets makes no sense

Reportedly, Southwest Airlines is looking to acquire Airbus aircraft, as a result of the 737 MAX crisis. However, this makes little-to-no sense for the Dallas-based low-cost carrier, here is why:...


Zivile Zalagenaite
How will Emirates fleet change in the next 10 years?

The Airbus A380 (ex-)lifeline supplier and flagship operator as well as the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world, Emirates keeps it simple when it comes to their fleet: they pick large planes and stick to them. But how the Gulf carrier’s fleet will look like in a decade once the superjumbos begin going out of service?...


Ruta Burbaite
Emirates Clark: no reliability - no new Airbus/Boeing jets for us

Emirates’ President Tim Clark is running out of patience when it comes to continuous engine and aircraft performance setbacks. Speaking with reporters on September 4, 2019, Clark expressed his weariness of reliability challenges with new aircraft and said that the airline would not take delivery of new Airbus and Boeing jets unless the plane makers and engine manufacturers – Rolls-Royce, General Electric – get their act together...