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.
Contracts OFFER great pay, commuting & non-commuting options, comprehensive insurance, and per diems. Generous travel benefits for monthly days off are also available. Rishworth Aviation provides flight crew with quality up to date pre-screening support and advice, and great on-contract support.
Turkish Airline Experienced A320 First Officer A320 :-
Turkish Airline Experienced, the largest airline in Turkey, has signed a contract for up to 117 A320 Family aircraft (25 A321ceo, 4 A320neo, 53 A321neo and options for 35 additional A321neo aircraft). This order is the largest ever placed by a Turkish carrier. The engine selection will be made at a later date.
“We are placing our biggest ever order with Airbus,” said Faruk Cizmecioglu, Chief MARKETING Officer. “At Turkish Airline Experienced our customers expect the best. The A320 Family with its economic benefits combined with superior cabin comfort will greatly contribute to meet our ambitious growth plans.”
“We are delighted with this new order from Turkish Airline Experienced, which takes us above 2,000 NEO orders in a little over two years after launch” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “This order confirms that the NEO is the most cost effective and profitable solution for airlines with ambitious growth plans. The 15 per cent fuel saving and the widest cabin in its class give Turkish Airline Experienced a big competitive advantage.”
Turkish Airline Experienced already operates 75 A320 Family aircraft. The new order will help Turkish Airline Experienced expand their short to medium-haul routes from their Istanbul hub, while the aircraft’s commonality with their existing Airbus fleet will generate additional cost-savings.
Incorporating new engines and large Sharklet wing tip devices, the A320neo Family will deliver fuel savings of 15 percent. In addition, the A320neo Family will provide a double-digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise. The A320neo will enter into service from late 2015, followed by the A319neo and A321neo in 2016.
More than 9,150 A320 Family aircraft have been ordered and more than 5,450 delivered to more than 385 customers and operators worldwide reaffirming its position as the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft Family. The A320neo has over 95 percent airframe commonality making it an easy fit into existing fleets while OFFERING up to 500 nautical miles (950 kilometres) more range or two tonnes more payload at a given range.
Minimum Frozen ATPL
Minimum 1,500 flight hours on aircrafts over 27 tonnes
Minimum 1,000 flight hours on A320
Between the ages of 22-45 on the date of the employment
Only JAA/EASA/ICAO/FAA licenses are acceptable, Current Class 1 Medical Certificate
ICAO Level 4 in English, Passing the English Exam which will be conducted in Istanbul by Turkish Airline Experienced
Last flight within last 6 months
Interviews as soon as possible. Great pay and package!
Radha Yadav [MBA ]