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Airbus Composite Wing: A322? How About An A320.5?

Airbus Composite Wing: A322? How About An A320.5?

We saw how a new composite wing could lead to a bigger single-aisle Airbus, but an intermediate A320.5 could be a bigger headache for Boeing. Last week, we examined the impact that Airbus’ new composite wing development could have, in the A320 family. This...
Airbus Repurposes A220 Prototype As A Cabin Display

Airbus Repurposes A220 Prototype As A Cabin Display

Airbus gave the very first A220-100 prototype a new role as a full-size cabin display, for the A220 series. Airbus customers will use it to test cabin features. What manufacturers do with prototypes once they’ve finished flying them, can vary. Sometimes they give them...
Airbus A220-300 Range Increase Coming [Again]?

Airbus A220-300 Range Increase Coming [Again]?

Airbus looks set to increase the range of the A220-300, at the request of one or more airlines. That’s even though the aircraft already has very long legs! This increase is coming at the request of Breeze, but it could attract interest from others. And could have some...
Airbus A220 – Profitable For Airlines, But Not Airbus?

Airbus A220 – Profitable For Airlines, But Not Airbus?

The much-celebrated efficiency of the A220 makes it profitable for its airline customers, but Airbus still finds it too expensive to make! And now they’re doing something about it. Airbus is putting a supply chain company expert in charge of the A220 programme, in...
Breeze – 20 More A220 Aircraft On Order!

Breeze – 20 More A220 Aircraft On Order!

Before Breeze even starts operations, the promising startup is increasing its aircraft orders with Airbus, adding another 20 A220-300s! Some airline startups begin with a modest fleet of a few airliners. Then they slowly build up to a larger fleet, as they get their...