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Airbus Wants to Increase A320 Production Rate; Its Suppliers, Not So Much

An Airbus spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that it intends to increase the monthly output of its the Airbus A320 series from the current 55 aircraft to 63 by 2019, which will significantly improve the capacity of the builder to take new orders in a timeline that is suitable for future customers. However, while Airbus presses to increase the production rate of its best-selling aircraft family, its various suppliers are reluctant to extend that commitment. According to its last Orders & Deliveries…

A321LR Completes Its Longest Flight to Date

When D-AVZO, the new Airbus A321LR's test airframe, touched down on Toulouse in the early morning of March 30, it had completed its longest trip to date.  The 11-hour long flight departed La Pointe Larue Airport, in the Seychelles Islands off the coast of Africa and flew to Airbus' Toulouse…

Aigle Azur to Add New Partnerships and Long-Haul Flights

The French airline Aigle Azur announced changes to their route network along with the addition of new airline partnerships and long-haul flights, in the ongoing effort for profitability. These changes come following a major shareholder and management shake-up in 2017, according to Reuters.  The airline began expanding its route map…

Is There Hope on the Horizon for the A380?

After years of uncertainty, and dwindling orders in the books for the Airbus A380, the question has arisen over the past few months on whether the A380 has a firm future in our skies. When the ‘Superjumbo’ jet first entered service in 2007, it was expected to usher in a…

Hope for the A380? French Government Pitch Super-Jumbo Jet to…

French president Emmanuel Macron visited China this week. Part of his agenda is an attempt to attract Chinese interest for the Airbus A380 aircraft. He was joined by Airbus’ CEO Fabrice Brégier in what may be a last-ditch attempt to find new customers for the world’s largest commercial airliner. Airbus…

Airbus: The Company to Watch in 2018

Aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus' future is not as bright as their recent success may suggest. The upcoming years are clouded with uncertainty given the changes in leadership and numerous alleged corruption scandals. While things may seem good for the European aircraft manufacturer, since it is expected that it will likely…

Air France and Vietnam Airlines to Kick off Joint Venture…

Paris-based Air France and Hanoi-based Vietnam Airlines have announced their intention to begin a joint venture for flights between the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and Paris. The two airlines, both members of the SkyTeam alliance, have stated that the arrangement will take place November 1…