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Airbus Prepares To Deliver 3,000th A320 Family A/C  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Airbus is preparing to deliver from Toulouse the 3,000th example of its A320 single-aisle aircraft family.

The example, currently F-WWBC (set to become 9M-AFP) has been painted in a special commemorative livery for customer Malaysia-based low fares airline Air Asia...


http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...+special+commemorative+livery.html



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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Wait for it....

'How can you say the A318, A319, A320 and A321 are all the same family! Waaaah!'

Seriously tho, congrats Airbus.


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

What a horrible livery.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6939 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 1):

'How can you say the A318, A319, A320 and A321 are all the same family! Waaaah!'

"Anyone with eyes to see..."! But he's got a point. The A320-100 doesn't have winglets and the A320-200 does. Who do Airbus think they're fooling calling them a single family?  sarcastic 

But 3,000, eh?

And, of course, going by type and sub-type, the A320-200 is the most successful jet airliner of all time...  stirthepot 


User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 3):
And, of course, going by type and sub-type, the A320-200 is the most successful jet airliner of all time...

Is it really? Any idea how many have been sold and who takes the second place if the A320-200 takes the first?



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User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 3):
going by type and sub-type, the A320-200 is the most successful jet airliner of all time...

Is that so indeed? Never knew that. Probably because it has been in production for such a long time, seeing its direct competitor the 737-400 to the door first and now not really having much trouble holding off the 737-800 either...


User currently offlineLHRspotter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 1):
Wait for it....

'How can you say the A318, A319, A320 and A321 are all the same family! Waaaah!'

Well, the same article mentions that Boeing delivered 5000th 737 last Feb. There is nothing in common (maybe except the cockpit windows design) between the first 737-100 and the latest NGs but they are from the same family and no one disputes this. Airbus just chose to name their aircraft models in a different way - otherwise instead of A318/319/320/321 you could easily have A320 - 100, A320 - 200, A320 - 300 etc and eventually in 20 - 30 years the A320NG. Then of course no one would doubt that they were from the same family.


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6939 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Quoting Manni (Reply 4):
Any idea how many have been sold and who takes the second place if the A320-200 takes the first?

By the end of November Airbus had sold 2,628 A320s. If I'm absolutely honest, I've forgotten how many of those were A320-100s (someone will soon tell us) but it isn't more than ten or fifteen or so. Either way, the total is over 2,600. Nearest - I would guess - is the 737-800 with 1,956. Squeeze in 14 BBJ2s and that's 1,970.

Tediously, someone will immediately point out that the 737-800 has been on sale for much less time than the A320-200. Absolutely true but irrelevant.


User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 7):
By the end of November Airbus had sold 2,628 A320s. If I'm absolutely honest, I've forgotten how many of those were A320-100s (someone will soon tell us) but it isn't more than ten or fifteen or so. Either way, the total is over 2,600. Nearest - I would guess - is the 737-800 with 1,956. Squeeze in 14 BBJ2s and that's 1,970.

Tediously, someone will immediately point out that the 737-800 has been on sale for much less time than the A320-200. Absolutely true but irrelevant.

Fascinating. Thank you so much. So, to repeat you, going by sub-type the A320-200 is the best selling aircraft ever!  duck 



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User currently offlineLHRspotter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Only 21 320-100s were made - they were the very early ones that went to BA and AF and scrapping time has already come for some of them.

User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 7):
I've forgotten how many of those were A320-100s

Twenty, plus the prototype.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 2):
What a horrible livery.

Its for a LCC, nothing very surprising there...

Quoting PM (Reply 3):
But 3,000, eh?

And that in just eighteen years.


User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 2):

Can't satisfy everyone all the time can we!!!

dave


User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 7):
I've forgotten how many of those were A320-100s (someone will soon tell us)

I think AF and BA are the only operators.

[Edited 2006-12-13 18:37:00]

User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 10):
Quoting PM (Reply 3):
But 3,000, eh?

And that in just eighteen years.

The actual sales period has been about 21 years I guess.


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 12):

And BA will slowly phase them out next year. Nice one Airbus.


And if you caannot call the A318 and A321 the same family, then how can you call the 736 and 739 the same family?  Wink


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

This is quite an achievement Big grin

How long will the a320 sales continue for?



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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 15):
How long will the a320 sales continue for?

At least a decade, depends on the timing of the A320s replacement, for all we know it might not even be all new and could be called te A320 also! Theres nothing wrong with the A320s fuselage dimensions as far as I can see.


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Thread starter):
Airbus is preparing to deliver from Toulouse the 3,000th example of its A320 single-aisle aircraft family.

Nice round figure calling for celebrations.
However, the ac with MSN 3000 will only be the no. 2991 actually built.
4 A319s and 5 A321s were not built.


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