The Airbus A320 family consists of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger jet Airliners manufactured by Airbus. The family includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321, and the ACJ business jet. The A320s are also named A320ceo (current engine option) after the introduction of the A320neo. Final assembly of the family in Europe takes place in Toulouse, France, and Hamburg, Germany. Starting in 2009, a plant in Tianjin, China, has also been producing Aircraft for Chinese Airlines. In April 2013, Airbus started construction of a new production facility for the A319, A320, and A321 variants in Mobile, Alabama. The Aircraft family can accommodate up to 220 passengers and has a range of 3,100 to 12,000 km (1,700 to 6,500 nmi), depending on model.
The first member of the A320 family—the A320—was launched in March 1984, first flew on 22 February 1987, and was first delivered in 1988. The family was soon extended to include the A321 (first delivered 1994), the A319 (1996), and the A318 (2003). The A320 family pioneered the use of digital fly-by-wire flight control systems, as well as side-stick controls, in commercial Aircraft. There has been a continuous improvement process since introduction.
In December 2010, Airbus officially launched the new generation of the A320 family with the A320neo "New Engine Option". The new generation offers a choice of the CFM International LEAP-X or Pratt & Whitney PW1000G, combined with Airframe improvements and the addition of winglets, named Sharklets by Airbus. The Aircraft will deliver fuel savings of up to 15%. Virgin America will be the launch customer for the Aircraft in spring of 2016. As of December 2011, a total of 1,196 A320neo family Aircraft have been ordered by 21 Airlines, making it the fastest ever selling commercial Aircraft.
As of July 2013, a total of 5,677 Airbus A320 family Aircraft have been delivered, of which 5,481 are in service. In addition, another 4,135 Airliners are on firm order. It ranked as the world's fastest-selling jet Airliner family according to records from 2005 to 2007, and as the best-selling single-generation Aircraft programme. The A320 family has proved popular with Airlines including low-cost carriers such as EasyJet who purchased A319s, and A320s, to replace its Boeing 737 fleet. The Aircraft family competes/has competed directly with the Boeing 737, 717, 757, and the McDonnell Douglas MD-80/MD-90
Airbus A320 demand:
The A320 is the fastest selling Airliner in the history of commercial aviation. At the Paris Airshow 2011, Airbus received an unprecedented 667 A320 commitments from Airlines and lessors, leading to a backlog of over 1000 units. There will be an increase in A320 pilot JOBS as a result of the Airbus A320 families success.
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Peach Aviation Peach Aviation Kabushiki Gaisha, operating under the brand name Peach) is a low-cost Airline based in Japan. Its head office is on the fifth floor of Kensetsu-to (??? Kensetsu-to?) on the property of Kansai International Airport in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture.
Peach was formed in February 2011 as A&F Aviation, a joint venture between All Nippon Airways (ANA) and the First Eastern Investment Group, a Hong Kong-based private equity and venture capital firm. The company applied for an operating certificate in April 2011 and changed its name to Peach Aviation in May 2011. Its shares are held in almost equal portions by ANA, FEIG, and the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), ANA holding a slightly larger share of the three.
Peach's Aircraft livery was designed by Neil Denari, and its crew uniforms by James Wilkie. The Airline is based at Kansai International Airport. In July 2011, Peach received 1,909 applications for its first class of ninety flight attendants.
At one time, its headquarters were located on the third floor of Aeroplaza located on the property of Kansai International Airport in Tajiri, Sennan District, Osaka Prefecture. On 1 August 2011, Peach announced that it was moving its operations office from Aeroplaza to Kensetsu-to.
The Airline's first flight was on 1 March 2012, between Kansai and New Chitose Airport, which serves the Sapporo metropolitan area.
Peach was the most successful of the three new Japanese low-cost carriers during their first year of operations, with average load factors around 80 percent versus 70 percent for Jetstar Japan and 50 to 60 percent for AirAsia Japan. Peach's 24-hour operations and exclusive terminal at Kansai Airport were credited for its relative success, as well as its stronger focus on certain passenger experience factors such as its reservations and check-in systems.
Peach cancelled over 2,000 planned flights for the summer 2014 season (about 16% of its total capacity) due to a shortage of pilots. The Airline planned to have 62 pilots by October 2014 but only had 52 as of April, eight of whom were sick or injured and unable to fly. Loss of pilots to other Airlines was a cause for the shortage.
Total Time: 4000+ hours
PIC Time: 1500+ PIC hours on commercial jets
A319/320/321 type rating and time on type
Preferably last flight as PIC within 12 months
Age: Under 60 years at date of joining
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Peach Aviation is a low cost carrier based in Japan, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) being a shareholder. The Airline currently operates a fleet of 12 A320 and has orders for 5 additional Aircraft.
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