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Is the Airbus A320 still in service?

Is the Airbus A320 still in service?

Having first entered service in 1988, the aircraft competes directly with the Boeing 737. With thousands of jets built and more to come thanks to the A320neo family, these iconic aircraft will still fly for a long time to come. However, you may be surprised to know that there are still some old Airbus A320s flying.

Will Airbus replace the A320?

Air France and Airbus gave a strong hint this week that a further stretch of the A220-300 might become the long-awaited replacement of the A320 family after 2025.

Was the A320 a failure?

In October 2020, a Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 had performed an aborted take-off after the tip of a screwdriver left inside the engine caused unusual vibrations as soon as the pilots applied power for taking off.

What is the oldest A320 still flying?

The oldest of these is ZS-GAL. Stay informed: Sign up for our daily and weekly aviation news digests. This 32.86-year-old A320-200 is operated by Global Aviation Operations, and flies for South African startup airline Lift.

What replaces Airbus A380?

In February 2019, Airbus announced it would end A380 production by 2021, after its main customer, Emirates, agreed to drop an order for 39 of the aircraft, replacing it with 40 A330-900s and 30 A350-900s.

What will Qantas replace the 737 with?

Qantas has confirmed a new order with Airbus that will introduce 12 A350-1000 Project Sunrise aircraft into its fleet, along with 40 new A220-300s and A321XLRs that will replace aging 737 and 717 aircraft currently being operated by the Australian airline.

Which is safer 737 or A320?

Both the A320 and B737 are extremely safe aircraft. The Boeing 737 has an accident rate of approximately 1 in 16 million flight hours whilst the A320 is very slightly lower at 1 in 14 million flight hours. To put it in perspective, you are far more likely to be involved in a car crash than a plane crash.

Was the A380 a failure?

A short 14 years from its first commercial flight, the Airbus A380 has already been retired by several airlines and with production of the aircraft ceasing. Despite being an engineering marvel, the Airbus A380 was a failure in the aviation market.

Is Qantas retiring a380?

Qantas is retiring two Airbus A380s but will bring five back into service next year and the remaining five by 2024 if travel recovers as expected. Global aviation is still struggling to recover from the pandemic, as the Delta variant forces governments around the world to reintroduce coronavirus restrictions on travel.

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