Airbus A321

How Airbus A321 finally killed Boeing 757 | Best of 2020

Dubbed as the Pocket Rocket due to its insane thrust-to-weight ratio or the Flying Pencil due to its length, the Boeing 757 had a very up-and-down story. Despite Boeing canceling its production in 2005, the airplane remained popular as airlines seemingly rediscovered its unique capabilities. However,  Airbus went after the 757 in order to secure its own position as the true middle-market narrow-body with the A321. And it finally did it...


Long-term storage and larvae forced Wizz Air A321 reject take-off

A Wizz Air Airbus A321 was forced to reject a take-off twice, as the Primary Flight Display (PFD) showed incorrect airspeed data. Following maintenance, larvae were found at fault of blocking one of the pitot tubes....


JetBlue flights to Europe in point-to-point world (Part II)

In a point-to-point world, launching cheap and direct flights across the Atlantic Ocean could become a gold mine for JetBlue, which aims to launch transatlantic operations in 2021:...


JetBlue’s transatlantic ops are still on track: perfect timing?

JetBlue teased the tailfin of its first Airbus A321LR that will take the airline's customers over the Atlantic. Despite the current unfortunate circumstances, the plans to launch transatlantic flights are still on track. And they should stay that way....


Vistara 1st Airbus A321neo enters service

Vistara’s brand new Airbus A321neo will debut on a domestic route between Delhi and Chennai on August 20, 2020....


American A321 accident goes unnoticed until post-flight check

An American Airlines jet completed a domestic journey with a reportedly uneventful landing before a post-flight inspection revealed a missing body part....


Post-coronacrisis aviation: Middle Market Aircraft golden age?

As the industry was taken apart at its seems by the coronacrisis, could the Middle Market Aircraft of today and the short-term future be the thread to pull it back together?...


Air India experiences tail strike upon takeoff, continues flight

After unexpectedly noticing an obstacle on Pune Airport, India (PNQ) runway during the takeoff, pilots of Air India Flight AI852 had to perform an emergency takeoff trying to avert a collision. While the Airbus A321 aircraft suffered a tail strike during the incident, it did not stop the flight crew from following the schedule. The flight continued as planned and landed safely in Delhi (DEL), India, two hours later. ...


Why all-Boeing Icelandair adding Airbus aircraft makes sense

While the Boeing 737 MAX groundings had a very heavy impact on the relatively small Icelandair, it has another problem: it has an aging fleet. And introducing Airbus aircraft into its all-Boeing fleet would make a lot of sense....


Airbus to replace A380 FAL with A321 FAL in Toulouse, France

When Airbus announced that it will cease the production of the A380, questions were raised about what would happen with the FAL at Toulouse. The manufacturer announced the question, as it will introduce an A321 FAL at the same site....