EMERGENCY American Airlines #AA2310 returned to Seattle due to impressive mid-air collision with bird

The incident, which occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. local time, severely damaged the nose of the Airbus 321. American Airlines said in a statement that Flight 2310, bound for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, returned to Seattle “due to a bird strike, which struck the nose of the aircraft.” Airline spokesman said the plane “landed safely…

NEWS Xiamen Airlines Announce B737 Order

Xiamen Airlines, Boeing’s only carrier, have finalised an order for 10 Boeing B737-800 Next Generation aircraft. The order is valued at $960 million and will be published on the Boeing website when “all contingencies are cleared”. “The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president,…

NEWS Airbus first delivery from its U.S. A320 Family final assembly line

In a festive American football-themed ceremony held yesterday, Airbus marked the official handover of its first A320 Family aircraft produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama.  Appropriately, the no. 1 aircraft was delivered to U.S.-based JetBlue – a milestone that underscored the strong global “team” behind Airbus’ position as a leading aircraft…