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INCIDENT: Batik Air A320 Lands With Rotated Nose Gear

INCIDENT: Batik Air A320 Lands With Rotated Nose Gear

An Airbus A320 belonging to Batik Air, landed back in Jambi, Indonesia, with the nose gear rotated 90 degrees. There were no injuries. The A320 was performing Batik Air flight ID-6803, from Jambi (WIJJ) to Jakarta (WIII). The aircraft took of using runway 31, on...
Airbus A220 – Israir Eyeing A Complete Fleet Revamp?

Airbus A220 – Israir Eyeing A Complete Fleet Revamp?

Israir’s management is considering a complete fleet change for the airline, switching to the Airbus A220! This steals a page out of AirBaltic’s book. Israir has had an eventful few years. After getting in financial trouble (largely outside the company itself), the...
Airbus – A320 Production Increase Dampened

Airbus – A320 Production Increase Dampened

After earlier calls to increase A320 production, Airbus is now revising its targets downwards. But the planemaker is still optimistic. As we reported previously, Airbus first intended to increase A320 production from 40 to 47 aircraft per month. The timing of this...
CACTUS 1549 – Miracle On The Hudson, 12 Years Later

CACTUS 1549 – Miracle On The Hudson, 12 Years Later

On this day 12 years ago, Cactus (US Airways) flight 1549, performed a water landing on the Hudson river. Everyone survived. It was hailed as a miracle, for the skills and combination of factors that led to everyone’s survival. The accident happened on the 15th of...
Narrowbodies Getting Narrower: The Airbus A220

Narrowbodies Getting Narrower: The Airbus A220

Originally meant to be a challenger to Boeing and Airbus, the A220 line of narrowbodies has now become the ace up Airbus’ sleeve, in a troubled market. But it is also internal competition, in a way. In 2011, when Boeing announced that they would develop a re-engined...