Airbus

Airbus SAS is a division of Airbus Group SE that manufactures civil aircraft. It is based in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse, with production and manufacturing facilities mainly in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Airbus began as a consortium of aerospace manufacturers, Airbus Industrie. It’s owned by the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) (80%) and BAE Systems (20%). After a protracted sales process BAE sold its shareholding to EADS on 13 October 2006.

Airbus employs around 63,000 people at sixteen sites in four countries: France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Final assembly production is based at Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Seville, Spain; and, since 2009 as a joint-venture, Tianjin, China. Airbus has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan and India. The company produces and markets the first commercially viable fly-by-wire airliner, the Airbus A320, and the world’s largest passenger airliner, the A380.

TIGER AIRWAYS – AIRBUS A320 (9V-TRG)

TIGER AIRWAYS – AIRBUS A320 (9V-TRG)

In the evening of 5 October 2012, an Airbus A320 Tiger Airways airplane 9V-TRG at Singapore Changi Airport was being prepared to be towed out for departure when the flight crew requested the ground staff to amend the flight crew’s load document. The passenger loading...

Smartlynx Airlines – Airbus A320-214 (ES-SAN)

Smartlynx Airlines – Airbus A320-214 (ES-SAN)

On 28th February 2018 at 10:02, the Smartlynx Airlines - Airbus A320-214 (ES-SAN) took off from Tallinn airport Estonia to perform training flights with 2 crew members (captain and safety pilot), 4 students and 1 ECAA inspector on board. Following several successful...

Saudia – Airbus A320 (HZ-AS55) flight SV566

Saudia – Airbus A320 (HZ-AS55) flight SV566

On 20 September 2018 at 1038 local time, Saudia flight SV566 from Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport (OEJN), Saudi Arabia, operated by an Airbus A320-214 aircraft, registration HZ-AS55, landed at Dubai International Airport (OMDB), the United Arab Emirates....

Indigo – Airbus A320-232 (VT-IGK) flight 6E201

Indigo – Airbus A320-232 (VT-IGK) flight 6E201

On 14th December 2016, Indigo flight 6E201 operated with an Airbus A320-232 (VT-IGK) was involved in hard landing incident during landing at Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur, while operating a scheduled from Delhi to Raipur. Indigo flight 6E201 took-off from Delhi at...

Gulf Air – Airbus A320-212 (A40-EK) flight GF072

Gulf Air – Airbus A320-212 (A40-EK) flight GF072

GULF AIR flight GF072 crashed while on go-around in Bahrain international airport. On 23 August 2000, at about 1930 local time, Gulf Air flight GF-072, an Airbus A320-212, a Sultanate of Oman registered aircraft A40-EK, crashed at sea at about 3 miles north-east of...

Easyjet – Airbus A320-214 (G-EZUC) flight U28193

Easyjet – Airbus A320-214 (G-EZUC) flight U28193

The EasyJet flight U28193 was being operated on a scheduled passenger service between London Gatwick Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport. During their pre-fight preparations, the fight crew noted that only low levels of turbulence were forecast, although there had been...

Air Asia – Airbus A320 (9M-AHA)

Air Asia – Airbus A320 (9M-AHA)

At 0654 hours on 28 February 2010, an Airbus A320, Air Asia A320 9M-AHA , taxied to its designated gate at D38 after arrival at Changi Airport. The aircraft was received by a handling team from the ground handling agent (GHA) of the airline. The team comprised three...

Tarom – Airbus A310-324 (YR-LCC) flight ROT371

Tarom – Airbus A310-324 (YR-LCC) flight ROT371

The Tarom flight ROT371 accident was notified to the Civil Aviation Inspectorate by Romanian Air Traffic Services. The accident occurred on 31 March, 1995, when the Airbus A310-324, registered YR-LCC, was scheduled as Tarom flight ROT371 with destination Brussels,...

Gulf Air – Airbus A340 A40-LH

Gulf Air – Airbus A340 A40-LH

On 30 May 2007, at about 0555 hours local time, the pilot of an Airbus A340 Gulf Air - Airbus A340 A40-LH , while taking off from Runway 20C at Singapore Changi Airport, had to apply TOGA (Take-off Go Around) power and rotate abruptly at a high rate to expedite the...

TAM Airlines – Airbus A320 (PR-MBK) flight JJ3054

TAM Airlines – Airbus A320 (PR-MBK) flight JJ3054

On 17 July 2007, at 17:19 local time (20:19 UTC), the Airbus aircraft, model A320, registration PR-MBK, operating as flight TAM Airlines flight JJ3054 , departed from Porto Alegre (SBPA) destined to Congonhas Airport (SBSP) in São Paulo city, São Paulo State. There...

Wizz Air – Airbus A320-233 (HA-LPB) flight W6524

Wizz Air – Airbus A320-233 (HA-LPB) flight W6524

The Wizz Air flight W6524 incident took place during a flight between Västerås, Sweden and Poznan, Poland: the flight was operated with an Airbus A320-233 (registration HA-LPB). During cruise of WIZZ AIR flight W6524 , over the southern part of the province of...

AWAIR – AIRBUS A310-322 (PK-AWA) flight QZ730

AWAIR – AIRBUS A310-322 (PK-AWA) flight QZ730

The AWAIR flight QZ730 departed from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport of Jakarta (CGK). Block-off time was at 01.05 UTC or 08:05 LT, with an estimated time of arrival at its destination airport Sepinggan (Balikpapan) of 03:15 UTC or 11:15 LT At the time of...

LUFTHANSA – AIRBUS A340-313

LUFTHANSA – AIRBUS A340-313

The LUFTHANSA A340-313 was on a scheduled LUFTHANSA flight from Teheran (Iman Khomeini International) to Frankfurt (Rhein-Main). 224 passengers and 12 crew members were on board. According to the flight plan, landing was scheduled at 0600 hrs after a flight time of...

LTU – AIRBUS A330-322 (D-AERK) flight LT230

LTU – AIRBUS A330-322 (D-AERK) flight LT230

The airplane with 11 crew and 114 passengers aboard was on a LTU flight LT230 from Düsseldorf, Germany, to Saloniki, Greece. At 10501 hrs in Flight Level (FL) 105 during climb the crew noticed a loud bang. Simultaneously, the aircraft began to yaw in combination with...

BRITISH MIDLAND – AIRBUS A321-231 (G-MEDJ)

BRITISH MIDLAND – AIRBUS A321-231 (G-MEDJ)

The BRITISH MIDLAND flight G-MEDJ suffered an electrical malfunction during a scheduled night flight between Khartoum (Sudan) and Beirut (Lebanon). The more significant symptoms included the intermittent failure of the captain and co-pilot’s electronic displays and...

JETSTAR – AIRBUS A321-231 (VH-VWW) flight JQ57

JETSTAR – AIRBUS A321-231 (VH-VWW) flight JQ57

The JETSTAR flight JQ57 was on a scheduled flight from London Gatwick Airport to Chania Airport, Crete. The aircraft and pilots were on their first fight of the day. The fight preparation proceeded normally until, when the co-pilot selected the slats/flaps lever to...

Egyptair – Airbus A320-232 (SU-GCC) flight MS804

Egyptair – Airbus A320-232 (SU-GCC) flight MS804

A line flight from Charled De Gaulle Paris airport (CDG) and Cairo international airport has been reported missing this early morning on the Mediterranean sea, next to waypoint KUMBI. The flight was an Egyptair flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo that disappeared from...

UPS – Airbus – A300-600 (N-155UP) flight UP1354

UPS – Airbus – A300-600 (N-155UP) flight UP1354

On August 14, 2013, about 0447 central daylight time (CDT), UPS flight UP1354 , an Airbus A300-600, N155UP, crashed short of runway 18 during a localizer non precision approach to runway 18 at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), Birmingham, Alabama....

Thai – Airbus – A310-204 (HS-TIA) flight TG261

Thai – Airbus – A310-204 (HS-TIA) flight TG261

On 11 December 1998 at approximately 17:54 hours Airbus A310-204, belonging to Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, of nationality and registration HS-TIA departed on a passenger scheduled flight TG261 en route on airways TG458 at flight level 310 from...

Gulf Air – Airbus – A320 (A9C-AG) flight GF270

Gulf Air flight GF270 : On 29th August 2011, Gulf Air Flight GF270 experienced a Runway Excursion whilst landing at Cochin Airport (VOCI/COK), at 22:24 UTC GF270 was a scheduled passenger flight operating the Bahrain-Cochin sector with a total of 143 personnel plus 1...

Qantas – AIRBUS – A380-842 (VH-OQA) flight QF32

Qantas – AIRBUS – A380-842 (VH-OQA) flight QF32

Qantas flight QF32 departed Changi Airport, Singapore on a scheduled passenger flight to Sydney, Australia. About 4 minutes after take-off, while the aircraft was climbing through about 7,000 ft, the flight crew heard two ‘bangs’ and a number of warnings and cautions...

Air France Airbus A330-203 (F-GZCP) flight AF447

Air France Airbus A330-203 (F-GZCP) flight AF447

On 31 May 2009, the Airbus A330 flight AF 447 took off from Rio de Janeiro Galeão airport bound for Paris Charles de Gaulle. The aeroplane was in contact with the Brazilian ATLANTICO control centre on the INTOL – SALPU – ORARO - TASIL route at FL350. At around 2 h 02,...

US Airways A320-214 (N106US) flight US1549

US Airways A320-214 (N106US) flight US1549

US Airways flight US1549 took off on January 15, 2009, about 1527 eastern standard time,was an Airbus Industrie A320-214, N106US, that experienced an almost complete loss of thrust in both engines after encountering a flock of birds and was subsequently ditched on the...

Qantas – Airbus A330-303 (VH-QPA) flight QF72

Qantas flight QF72 : at 0132 Universal Time Coordinated (0932 local time) on 7 October 2008, an Airbus A330-303 aircraft, registered VH-QPA and operated as Qantas flight 72, departed Singapore on a scheduled passenger transport service to Perth, Western Australia. At...

Tam – Airbus – A320 (PR-MBK) flight JJ3054

Tam – Airbus – A320 (PR-MBK) flight JJ3054

On 17 July 2007, at 17:19 local time (20:19 UTC), the Airbus aircraft, model A-320, registration PR-MBK, operating as TAM flight JJ3054, departed from Porto Alegre (SBPA) destined to Congonhas Airport (SBSP) in São Paulo city, São Paulo State. There were a total of...

Aviation accidents

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