AIRBUS A320

  • German regulator was unaware of co-pilot's depression: Report April 5, 2015

    Berlin: Germany's aviation regulator says it had no previous knowledge of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's struggle with severe depression before the disaster in the French Alps, a media report said on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Office (LBA) said that parent company Lufthansa had given it "no information about the medical background"...
  • Second black box confirms Alps crash co-pilot acted deliberately April 3, 2015

    Paris: Information from the second black box found in the wreckage of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps confirms the co-pilot acted deliberately, investigators said on Friday. "A first reading shows that the pilot in the cockpit used the automatic pilot to descend the plane towards an altitude...
  • Alps crash pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name': Report March 28, 2015

    Duesseldorf (Germany): The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to a media report. In an interview, the 26-year-old flight attendant known as Maria W told German newspaper Bild that when she...
  • Germanwings crash: Lufthansa offers financial assistance to families March 28, 2015

    Berlin: Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, said it is offering financial assistance of 50,000 euros to the relatives of the victims aboard flight 4U9525 that crashed on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. The Germanwings Airbus A320 jet crashed in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the French Alps, killing all 150 people...
  • Germanwings Airbus A320: Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded March 27, 2015

    Germany: German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone...
  • Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job March 27, 2015

    Montabur: Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany. On Thursday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, "intentionally"...
  • Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency March 27, 2015

    Montreal: Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body has said, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board. All pilots are required to "undergo a periodic medical examination (by a doctor who is trained in aviation...
  • German aviation association 'seeks two-person cockpit rule' March 27, 2015

    Berlin: Germany's aviation association BDL has announced plans to introduce a two-person cockpit rule after it emerged that the co-pilot on a Germanwings flight deliberately crashed after being left alone. The announcement was made by the federation's chief Matthias von Randow, a BDL spokeswoman said. The new policy would require two...
  • France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit: Report March 26, 2015

    Seyne-les-alpes(France): The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route. Minutes later, at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, the...
  • Why Germanwings flight might have crashed over the Alps March 25, 2015

    New York: Airplanes don't just fall out of the sky. The Germanwings plane that crashed on Tuesday in France was at the safest part of flight. Yet, something went horribly wrong, leading to the death of 150 passengers and crew. The first clue about what could have happened will be the...
  • Germanwings forced to cancel flights after Airbus A320 crash March 25, 2015

    Germanwings has had to cancel seven flights out of Dusseldorf because a number of crew members felt they were unfit to fly following news of the accident. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Tuesday evening that he understood the crew members' sentiments. "One must not forget: many of our Germanwings crews have known...
  • Crashed Germanwings plane black box found in France, 150 dead in the mishap March 24, 2015

    Paris: French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says a black box has been located at the site in the French Alps where a plane crashed while traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. Cazeneuve, speaking from the Alps region, said the black box had been located and would ultimately help in the investigation into...
  • No survivors likely in Airbus crash in Alps, says French President Francois Hollande March 24, 2015

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people. The Germanwings passenger jet crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials said. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional council,...
  • French officials say 150 dead in Germanwings plane crash March 24, 2015

    Paris: An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed with 144 passengers and six crew on board. The airline believed there...
  • AirAsia QZ8501 black box data gives a 'pretty clear picture' of the crash January 29, 2015

    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...