AIRBUS A320

  • AirAsia QZ8501 black box data gives a 'pretty clear picture' of the crash Yesterday

    Jakarta: The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just prior to the accident, Indonesia's lead investigator said on Thursday. Data from the black box flight data recorder has provided the accident probe with a "pretty clear picture" of...
  • Four large parts of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 jet found on sea floor January 4, 2015

    Indonesia: Search teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have found four large parts of the plane on the sea bed, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Saturday. A multi-national task force of ships, planes and helicopters...
  • AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore flight suspended January 3, 2015

    Jakarta: The AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesian Transport Ministry has said and suspended the airline's Surabaya-Singapore route for violating the operational hours. AirAsia Indonesia is only allowed to ply that route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, AirAsia Indonesia was...
  • Rough weather halts process of recovering victims of the AirAsia plane crash January 1, 2015

    The grim process of recovering the victims of the AirAsia plane crash has hit snag. Rough weather has halted their progress. The families of those on board AirAsia have started to come in terms with the reality. ...
  • Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony December 31, 2014

    Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony while the recovery efforts were underway in the Java sea. The wreckage was found in the waters of Indonesia. ...
  • AirAsia plane cancelled after developing a tyre problem in Philippines December 29, 2014

    Manila: Airline and government officials says that an AirAsia Zest plane developed a tyre problem in the central Philippine city of Tagbilaran, prompting the airline, which is partly owned by AirAsia Philippines, to cancel its flight on Sunday to Manila with 178 passengers and six crew members, said on Monday....
  • AirAsia shares lose 8 per cent in Malaysia after jet disappears December 29, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Shares in AirAsia, Southeast Asia's biggest budget airline, lost almost eight per cent on Monday in Kuala Lumpur after one of its jets disappeared with 162 people on board. The firm slumped 12 per cent to 2.60 ringgit at the open but recovered slightly to sit at 2.71 ringgit,...
  • AirAsia says missing flight QZ 8501 asked to 'deviate' due to weather December 28, 2014

    Bangkok: AirAsia said the pilot of flight QZ8501 that went missing between Indonesia and Singapore early Sunday had requested "deviation" from the its flight plan because of bad weather. "The aircraft... was requesting deviation due to enroute weather," the Malaysia-based carrier said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. "Communication with...
  • Air India evaluating leasing fuel-efficient airplanes October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at taking growing competition head-on, Air India is evaluating leasing fuel- efficient airplanes like Airbus A-320 neos for itself and Boeing 737 Max for its subsidiary Air India Express over the next three to six years. While the national carrier would be getting its 18th Boeing 787 Dreamliners...
  • AirAsia Berhad to lease Airbus A320200 to AirAsia India for $45 million September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Malaysian carrier AirAsia would lease an Airbus A320200 aircraft to its Indian lowcost joint venture airline, AirAsia India, at a cost of USD 45 million. In an announcement, the Malaysian airline said it had initiated the lease agreement with AirAsia India from September 5 for a period of 144...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A320. Top officials of several major global...
  • Go Air to seek international traffic rights May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Lowcost carrier Go Air would seek international traffic rights from the Civil Aviation Ministry for flying to foreign destinations, a top official of the airline said. "We are expecting to get delivery of our 20th aircraft in July. After that, we shall approach the Civil Aviation Ministry for getting...
  • Air India to lease 14 Airbus A-320s to strengthen domestic network April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to strengthen its domestic route network, Air India would lease 14 Airbus A-320s for up to six years in a phased manner from the current financial year. The national carrier on Thursday re-issued a tender for leasing these planes which should not be more than six years old....
  • AirAsia India gets its first aircraft March 22, 2014

    Chennai: The first aircraft of the private airline AirAsia India, an Airbus A320 landed at the domestic airport in Chennai on Saturday, the company said. The aircraft configured with an all economy layout of 180 seats from the Airbus factory in Toulouse landed at 9.25 a.m. and was given a water...
  • GoAir airbus with Gen VK Singh on board makes emergency landing at IGI November 16, 2013

    A Mumbaibound GoAir flight with about 100 passengers, including former Army Chief General VK Singh, on board was forced to return to the airport in New Delhi following a fire alarm on Saturday. The Airbus A320 returned under emergency conditions to IGI airport in New Delhi after it had been airborne...
  • IndiGo to import 28 Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Lowcost carrier IndiGo, which has the biggest domestic market share, would be adding 28 Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet by end of next year with Civil Aviation Ministry allowing it to import the planes. The airline with a 66aircraft fleet on Monday said it would be inducting...
  • IndiGo replies to DGCA, defends its safety record January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Defending its safety performance following a rap by DGCA, nofrill carrier IndiGo on Tuesday said the regulatory investigation would not hit its expansion plans. IndiGo, which placed orders for 100 Airbus A320 planes in 2005 and another 150 last year, is inducting an average of one aircraft each month....
  • GoAir plans to expand routes; add to fleet September 29, 2011

    Mumbai: Go Airlines (India) Ltd said on Thursday it will add six new flights across three new routes from October 8 and will induct three Airbus A320 aircraft between October and April next year. The addition of new routes across Kolkata, Ranchi and Port Blair will increase GoAir's network to 21...
  • Airbus gets $15 billion in orders, committments June 20, 2011

    Le Bourget: European jet maker Airbus SAS took in orders and commitments for 142 aircraft worth $15 billion at list prices on the first day of the Paris Air Show, the company said on Monday. Of note were firm orders for 90 of its A320neo, a version of the workhorse jet...
  • CAG questions govt over 111 plane order for AI January 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is understood to have questioned government's reasoning to order 111 planes for Air India for almost Rs 50,000 crore in 2006 and also why the MRO facility, which is part of the offset clause, is yet to come up. In an interim...