On August 24, 2001, Air Transat Flight 236 lost all of its fuel in mid air, the captain(a glider pilot) then proceeded to glide the Airbus A330, with 306 occupants, without any power, for 19 minutes, covering some 120 km, until landing hard at Lajes Air Base with 0 casualties en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Boeing is 2nd biggest weapon contractor in the world, Airbus 12th and Rolls-Royce Holdings 27th. people.defensenews.com/to…
After Boeing pressured the US Government to impose a 300% tariff on imports of Bombardier CSeries planes, Bombardier sold a 50.01% stake in the plane to Boeing's main competitor, Airbus, for 1 Canadian dollar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
A Russian airliner pilot let his 15 year old son fly the Airbus A310 setting off a chain of events in which resulted in the crashing of Aeroflot Flight 593 killing 75. youtube.com/watch?v=uQh-Y…
Boeing wanted to make air travel 20% faster in 2001 but airlines wanted to save money and bought the Airbus A380 instead. youtube.com/watch?v=WGX8Q…
The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice was mainly due to their business decision to compete with their chief rival, Airbus. Investigators have faulted Boeing and the F.A.A. over how parts of the 737 Max was designed and certified youtube.com/watch?v=H2tuK…
Airbus 380 has around 500km (310 miles) of wire cabling flightglobal.com/farnboro…
The difference in CAD versions used between the designers in Europe cost Airbus an additional $6B in delays for the A380 project. calleam.com/WTPF/?p=4700
In 1994 75 people died in a plane crash, because the pilot let his 16-year-old son sit at the controls of a Airbus A310 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aer…
The Airbus A320 can bark reminiscent of a Dog. The sound is caused by the Power-Transfer-Unit(TPU) and there is a video of a real dog barking back to the sounds made by aircraft. youtube.com/watch?v=yuZUS…
The Airbus A380 is the largest passenger airplane ever produced with the capacity to carry 555 passengers, a cruising speed of 903 km/h & comes with a price tag of $445 million for each plane en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
A chinese farmer who always dreamed of flying a plane decided to built a full-scale replica of an Airbus A320 when he realised that wasn't possible. The construction costed almost half a million dollars and weighed 60 tonnes ctvnews.ca/mobile/sci-tec…
The Airbus A380 has been a commercial failure, with production already ending in 2021 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Airbus had a similar problem to the 737 Max on their A330/A340. On Quantas flight 72 in October 2008 the built-in "protections" in the software triggered 10 degrees nose-down pitches after altitude data was mislabeled as AOA Data. Airbus subsequently modified their software. abc.net.au/news/2008-10-1…
Zodiac Aerospace proposed reducing economy class seat pitch to 27 inches via new slim seats to add up to 15 more passengers on an Airbus A320. runwaygirlnetwork.com/201…
Airbus planes feature a "ditching button" for water landings. US Airways Flight 1549 was in an Airbus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Today I learned about 'stand-up seats' that are being in development for ultra low-cost-travel. It started in 2006 when Airbus was quietly checking with airlines to see if they are willing to implement these seats. Since then, the idea never really went away. edition.cnn.com/travel/ar…
The corporate jet version of the Airbus A350 has such a long range, that it could fly between any two points on earth without refueling, due to its 20,000km range (12,430 miles). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
The Airbus A350 airliner generates 2.5 terabytes of data every day. datasciencecentral.com/pr…
The Airbus A380 jumbo jet was so well insulated from engine noise that the pilots couldn't sleep during their rest periods as they could hear every crying baby, snoring passenger, and toilet flush. To combat the problem, Airbus was considering piping ambient noise back into the plane. wired.com/2008/12/a380-is…
Aircraft black boxes are designed to be able to withstand the pressure of being a mile underwater for up to 30 days. In the case of the Airbus box on Air France 447 it spent over 2 1/2 years at over 3 miles deep and was still able to determine the cause of the accident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
After the "Miracle on the Hudson", where an Airbus A320 ditched into the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese, the US Department of Agriculture and Wildlife services gassed 1,235 Canadian Geese and coated 1,739 of their eggs in corn oil to suffocate the offspring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_…
An Airbus A380 has so much surface area that the paint covering the exterior can weigh up to 1000kg, or 2200 lbs airbus.com/newsroom/press…
The Airbus A380 has a lower drag coefficient than the Cessna Skyhawk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
Bahia Bakari, a 12 year old French girl, was the sole survivor of an Airbus A310 crash near Comoros that killed 152 people. She could barely swim and had no life vest, but clung to a piece of aircraft wreckage for over 9 hours before being rescued. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah…
Today I learned about the erratic behaviour of Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100 flight crew, who do not recall landing the plane. Smelling bad odours (dirty socks) on a plane may in fact be toxic oil fumes. avherald.com/h?article=4b…
Bahia Bakari, a 12 year old French girl, was the sole survivor of an Airbus A310 crash near Comoros that killed 152 people. She could barely swim and had no life vest, but clung to a piece of aircraft wreckage for over 9 hours before being rescued. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah…
Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer, sponsor an all-female League of Legends team. oob-team.com/
Airbus AirAsia 8501 crashed because the Captain & Co-pilot were pushing and pulling on their joysticks in opposite directions, the whole time from 30,000 feet to the crash. This was due to the design of Airbus joysticks - Boeing yokes would have immediately shown they were fighting each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
The wingspan of the Airbus a380 is longer than the Wrights brothers first flight aviationcv.com/aviation-b…
Airbus and Aerion are designing a new aircraft, the AS2, dubbed 'the son of Concorde' which will be a supersonic private jet, capable of travelling at mach 1.2, and can break the sound barrier without creating a sonic boom. It is expected to be flying by 2021. aerionsupersonic.com/
Airbus is working on an airplane to fly from London to New York in one hour businessinsider.in/Airbus…
A pilot let his kids fly an Airbus A310 containing 75 passengers, the 16 year old son accidentally disengaged the autopilot and the plane spiraled into the ground killing all passengers and crew onboard. youtube.com/watch?v=RrttT…
Airbus uses a super-sized version of one of it's planes to carry parts of aircrafts, looks like a Beluga whale and is nicknamed as such en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
In 1988, the United States Navy Cruiser, USS Vincennes, shot down Iran Air Flight 655, killing all 290 aboard after believing the Airbus A300 was an attacking F-14 Tomcat fighter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira…
Canadian manufacturer Bombardier has started to sell mid-size mid range commercial aircraft to compete against the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bom…
Wake turbulence from an Airbus A380 nearly shot a small Challenger jet into catastrophe avherald.com/h?article=4a…
Today I learned that it possible to land a helicopter on the top of Everest. This was done in 2005 with an airbus helicopter. youtube.com/watch?v=WXNXS…
Aerion and Airbus are developing a supersonic business jet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aer…
There are plans for a 'stretch' version of the Airbus A380 which would carry up to 1000 passengers. ausbt.com.au/supersizing-…
Due to its unpopularity, the Airbus A340 wide body, four engine jet airliner can now be bought (used) for US$20mn, 1/6th of its original list price of US$120mn. businessweek.com/articles…
All airplanes must be able to evacuate all of its passengers and crew within 90 seconds,the time for a standard fire to engulf the cabin. Testing passengers must be 40% female, 30% 50+, 3 carry a doll and only half the exits used. Airbus A380 only took 72s. slate.com/articles/news_a…
Airbus is working on an all-electric 2-seat airplane scheduled to start mass-production in 2017 airbusgroup.com/int/en/in…
The hole at the bottom of all airplane windows is called a 'breather hole' and was patented by Daimler Chrysler Aerospace Airbus in 1997. The holes are necassary to equalize the cabin pressure between the window panes. aviation.stackexchange.co…
In 1994, the pilot of an Aeroflot Airbus A310 allowed his son to sit at the controls during a flight. The boy inadvertently turned off the autopilot controls, sending the plane into hillside and killing all 75 aboard. aviationknowledge.wikidot…
In Airbus A380, when you flush, your shit travels at 216 kms per hour. youtube.com/watch?v=0Oxtc…
An Airbus A320 flew 150 miles past its destination because the two pilots were arguing with each other. dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk…
A month after 9/11, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 crashed in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of New York City due to separation of the vertical stabilizer. All 260 people aboard the jetliner and 5 people on the ground were killed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
In 2003, a DHL Airbus A300 was hit by a missile, lost use of all control surfaces, but was emergency landed by the pilot using only throttle control en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Every 2.5 Seconds an Airbus A320 takes off or lands somewhere in the world, while Boeing estimates every single second 2.2 of their 737s land or take off somewhere in the world. flyingwithfish.boardingar…

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