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Spirit Airbus A320neo aircraft rest on remote stands at DFW in April 2017 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Parker Davis)

Next-Generation Aircraft Engines: The Weakest Link

After the Airbus A320neo's biggest customer IndiGo had to withdraw three aircraft from service due to engine related issues, the European builder and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney decided to suspend all deliveries of the aircraft type that are powered by PW1100G-JM PurePower engines. The announcement was released after a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) warned of a new engine issue that may be related to several In-Flight Shut Down (IFSD) events. Until a root cause is determined, all aircraft…

Ryanair Announce New Routes to Jordan: The Beginning of Low-Cost…

Ryanair has announced an expansion to operations east of the Mediterranean, with two new services to Jordan. Initial services will begin from Cyprus to the Jordanian capital's Queen Alia International Airport in March, followed by multiple routes from across mainland Europe to the southern resort of Aqaba. The Irish low-cost…

British Airways Applies for Additional Wet Lease Aircraft from Qatar…

British Airways has submitted yet another application to wet lease six Qatar Airways Airbus A320s. The application is for aircraft to be used from February to April, with British Airways citing "exceptional needs to enable British Airways to support passenger operations due to late delivery of aircraft." The six Qatari…

Paris Air Show Day 2 Recap: U.S. Carriers Ink New…

As the second day of the Paris Air Show 2017 comes to a close, it has produced new orders across the board from all of the major aircraft manufacturers. Boeing again has come out strong against main rival Airbus, and Embraer, ATR, and Bombardier all secured more orders on Tuesday.…

The ‘Neo’ Kid in the Fleet: What’s New for the…

On Wednesday, easyJet took delivery of their first Airbus A320neo. The aircraft, registered G-UZHA, was the first of what will be many deliveries that will take place over the next five years. 99 A320neos and 30 A321neos (starting from Summer 2018) will be handed over from Airbus in the coming…

Photos: Spirit A320neo Aircraft Grounded in Dallas Due to Engine…

When it comes to introducing new aircraft, both Airbus and Boeing have experienced issues in the past. This time, Spirit Airlines is having some problems with their brand new Pratt & Whitney PW1000G engines on the airline's Airbus A320neo aircraft. The airline currently has five A320neos in its fleet, however, two seem…

Airbus A321neo Powered by CFM LEAP Engines Receives Type Certification…

The Airbus A321neo with CFM Leap-1A engines has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Both certificates were given to Senior Vice President of the Airbus A320 program, Klaus Roewe, and Chief Engineer of the Airbus A320 family, Pierre-Henri Brousse. With…

“Delightfully Responsive and Reassuringly Stable to Fly:” Marking 30 Years…

Wednesday marks the 30 year anniversary of the Airbus A320’s first flight, where it departed from Toulouse, France on a successful 3 hour and 23-minute test flight on a misty day over Europe. Pierre Baud, who captained the flight, said, "Our A320… is both delightfully responsive and reassuringly stable to…

Frontier Takes Delivery of First A320neo

Denver-based Frontier Airlines took delivery of their first of 80 Airbus A320neo family aircraft with CFM engines. The entirety of Frontier's orderbook for the A320neo Family aircraft will be powered by CFM's International LEAP-1A engines. Frontier took delivery of their first Airbus aircraft in 2001 and since then, the airline…

Spirit Is The First US Carrier To Take Delivery of…

Fuel efficiency and environmental impact is always a topic in the world news and among aircraft manufacturers that are always trying to do something to lessen the negative effect flying has on our  environment. Airbus has created a new A320 series aircraft that, inline with the new Pratt & Whitney…