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First Airbus A321XLR – Major Component Assembly Begins

First Airbus A321XLR – Major Component Assembly Begins

Airbus has begun putting together the major component assemblies for its first of many Airbus A321XLR aircraft. This variant promises to be a game-changer. The A320neo family has been a big deal for Airbus. Just like the MAX is for Boeing – with or without its...
INCIDENT: Pegasus A320neo, Rotated Nose Gear Landing

INCIDENT: Pegasus A320neo, Rotated Nose Gear Landing

An Airbus A320neo belonging to Pegasus Airlines, landed in Basel, Switzerland, with the nose gear rotated 90 degrees. There were no injuries. The aircraft was performing flight PC-939, from Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Turkey, to the Basel/Mulhouse...
Can Airbus Increase Production Output?

Can Airbus Increase Production Output?

Next week Airbus will meet with its suppliers, to evaluate how and when it can increase production output to the promised 47 aircraft. More importantly, they will evaluate whether or not they should do so. And if they can afford not to. Last October, Airbus raised...
Alaska Airlines Adds 23 737 MAX Aircraft To Its Orders

Alaska Airlines Adds 23 737 MAX Aircraft To Its Orders

A month after the FAA ungrounded the MAX and following an earlier leasing deal, Alaska adds a total of 23 new MAX jets to its orders. The move follows a Ryanair order for 75 of the jets in the beginning of December. But Alaska had shown its intentions even before...
IndiGo – Full Recovery Coming In A Few Months

IndiGo – Full Recovery Coming In A Few Months

While parts of the world are still struggling with the pandemic, low-cost carriers like IndiGo have great expectations for a quick, full recovery. The LCC expects to return to pre-pandemic numbers in the first few months of 2021! Asia is doing better in recovering...