Metrojet Crash In Egypt Is Third Airbus A321-200 Hull Loss

31 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Airbus A320 safety record in spotlight after Russia plane crash.

A jet from the A320 family, of which there are about 6,200, takes off or lands every 2.5 seconds somewhere in the world The A321 is the largest member of the A320 family. The company says the aircraft “offers airline customers the best seat-mile costs of any single-aisle aircraft and seating capacities comparable to that of a widebody jetliner”. The last high-profile incident involving an A320 jet was in March, when Germanwings flight 4U9525 crashed in the French Alps with the loss of 150 passengers and crew. AeroInside, which gathers data on aviation incidents and accidents, has 212 incidents involving an A321 on file, most involving relatively minor technical issues.

In September, a Thomas Cook Airbus A321-200 flying from Manchester to Izmir in Turkey reported a hydraulic problem and returned to Manchester where it landed safely.

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