Airline Industry Update

>> Home > Commercial Aircraft Directory > Airbus

Airbus A320

The Airbus A320 is a two-engined short- to medium-range narrowbody airliner with a capacity of maximum 180 Passengers produced by the European manufacturer Airbus S.A.S.. The A320 was the first model of the A320-singe-aisle-family.

The Airbus A320 was the world's first series production aircraft with fly-by-wire and side-sticks controls. It is powered by either CFM International CFM56-5 or International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engines. From the first variant A320-100 only 21 airplanes have been produced.

Airbus A380

Specifications for the Airbus A319
Crew 2  
Passengers 150 / 179  
Propulsion 2 Turbofan Engines  
Engine Model IAE International Aero Engines V2527-A5  
Engine Power (each) 110,3 kN 24800 lbf
alternative Engine Variant    
Engine Model CFM Intl. CFM56-5B4  
Engine Power (each) 120,1 kN 27000 lbf
Speed 904 km/h 488 kts
      562 mph
Mmo (max. Mach) Mach 0.82  
Service Ceiling 12.131 m 39.800 ft
Range 5.700 km 3.078 NM
    3.542 mi.
Empty Weight 37.230 kg 82.078 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 77.000 kg 169.756 lbs
max. Landing Weight 64.500 kg 142.198 lbs
Wing Span 34,09 m 111 ft 10 in
Wing Area 122,6 m² 1320 ft²
Length 37,57 m 123 ft 3 in
Height 11,76 m 38 ft 7 in
First Flight 22.02.1987  
Production Status in production  
ICAO Code A320  
IATA Code 320 32A  
Data for (Version) Airbus A320-232  
Variants A320-111, A320-211, A320-212, A320-214, A320-215, A320-216, A320-231, A320-232, A320-233

Aircraft lost, damaged and hijacked:
Date Aircraft type Reg. Airline Location Fatal Cat.
19-Apr-17 Airbus A320-232 HS-TXB Thai Smile Bangkok-Suva... 0 damaged
03-Mar-17 Airbus A320-214 G-EZTV easyJet Manchester A... 0 damaged
23-Dec-16 Airbus A320-214 5A-ONB  Afriqiyah Airways Malta-Luqa A... 0 hijacked
28-May-16 Airbus A320-214 EC-JGM Vueling Manchester A... 0 damaged
19-May-16 Airbus A320-232 SU-GCC EgyptAir near Egyptian coast 66 destroyed
11-May-16 Airbus A320-214 F-GKXJ Air France Paris-Charle... 0 damaged
29-Mar-16 Airbus A320-232 SU-GCB EgyptAir Larnaca Airp... 0 hijacked
25-Apr-15 Airbus A320-232 TC-JPE THY Istanbul-Ata... 0 crashed
14-Apr-15 Airbus A320-232 HL7762 Asiana Airlines Hiroshima In... 0 crashed
29-Mar-15 Airbus A320-211 C-FTJP Air Canada Halifax-Stan... 0 crashed
24-Mar-15 Airbus A320-211 D-AIPX Germanwings Prads-Haute-... 150 destroyed
28-Dec-14 Airbus A320-216 PK-AXC Indonesia AirAsia Karimata Strait 162 crashed
27-Jul-14 Airbus A320-214 5A-LAI Libyan Airlines Tripoli Inte... 0 destroyed
04-Jul-14 Airbus A320-232 LZ-MDB Air Via Leipzig Airp... 0 damaged
13-Mar-14 Airbus A320-214 N113UW US Airways Philadelphia... 0 damaged
02-Feb-14 Airbus A320-231 EY-623 East Air Kulob Airpor... 0 damaged
05-Jan-14 Airbus A320-231 VT-ESH Air India Jaipur Inter... 0 crashed
03-Dec-13 Airbus A320-214 HB-IJB Swiss London-Heath... 0 damaged
29-Sep-13 Airbus A320-216 EI-EIB Alitalia Roma-Fiumici... 0 damaged
10-Aug-13 Airbus A320-232 VH-VGR Jetstar Airways Melbourne-Tu... 0 damaged
03-Jul-13 Airbus A320-212 JY-PTA Petra Airlines Tripoli Inte... 0 destroyed
08-Jun-13 Airbus A320-232 HA-LWM Wizz Air Roma-Fiumici... 0 damaged
02-Jun-13 Airbus A320-214 RP-C3266 Cebu Pacific Air Davao City-F... 0 damaged
24-May-13 Airbus A320-232 LZ-MDR Air Via Varna Airpot... 0 damaged
16-Mar-13 Airbus A320-214 N620SC GECAS Jakarta-Soek... 0 destroyed
06-Feb-13 Airbus A320-211 TS-IMB Tunis Air Tunis-Cartha... 0 crashed
20-Sep-12 Airbus A320-232 YK-AKF Syrian Arab Airlines near Duma 0 damaged
13-Feb-12 Airbus A320-214 RP-C3227 Airphil Express Kalibo Airpo... 0 damaged
12-Feb-12 Airbus A320-232 PR-MAR TAM Brasil Porto Alegre... 0 hijacked
05-Feb-12 Airbus A320-211 JA8384 All Nippon Sendai Airpo... 0 crashed
29-Aug-11 Airbus A320-214 A9C-AG Gulf Air Cochin Inter... 0 damaged
25-Aug-11 Airbus A320-214 5A-ONK Afriqiyah Airways Tripoli Inte... 0 destroyed
10-Jan-11 Airbus A320-216 9M-AHH AirAsia Kuching Airp... 0 damaged
04-May-09 Airbus A320-211 N311US Northwest Airlines Denver Inter... 0 damaged
01-Feb-09 Airbus A320-232   IndiGo Airlines Delhi-Indira... 0 hijacked
15-Jan-09 Airbus A320-214 N106US US Airways near Weehawken, N... 0 crashed
27-Nov-08 Airbus A320-232 D-AXLA Air New Zealand, op.for XL Airways Germany near Canet-Plage 7 crashed
20-Oct-08 Airbus A320-232 N448UA United Airlines Phoenix-Sky ... 0 damaged
30-May-08 Airbus A320-233 EI-TAF TACA Tegucigalpa-... 3+ 2 crashed
26-Oct-07 Airbus A320-214 RP-C3224 Philippine Air Lines Butuan Airpo... 0 crashed
17-Jul-07 Airbus A320-233 PR-MBK TAM Brasil São Paulo-Co... 187+ 12 crashed
05-May-06 Airbus A320-211 EK32010 Armavia Brussel-Zave... 0 destroyed
05-May-06 Airbus A320-211 EK32001 Armenian International Airways, op.for Air Arabia Brussel-Zave... 0 destroyed
05-May-06 Airbus A320-232 SX-BVB HellasJet, op.for Volare Airlines Brussel-Zave... 0 destroyed
03-May-06 Airbus A320-211 EK32009 Armavia near Adler/Sochi ... 113 crashed
18-May-05 Airbus A320-211 JY-JAR Jordan Aviation, op.for LTE International Airways Leeds/Bradfo... 0 damaged
15-Jan-05 Airbus A320-214 G-BXKD Thomas Cook Airlines London-Gatwi... 0 damaged
18-Oct-04 Airbus A320-232 B-22310 TransAsia Airways Taipei-Sung ... 0 damaged
06-Nov-03 Airbus A320-232 PT-MZL TAM Brasil Florianópoli... 0 damaged
16-Jun-03 Airbus A320-231 C-GTDK Skyservice Airlines, op.for MyTravel Bristol Airp... 0 damaged
28-Aug-02 Airbus A320-231 N635AW America West Phoenix-Sky ... 0 crashed
24-Jul-01 Airbus A320-231 4R-ABA SriLankan Airlines Colombo-Band... 0 destroyed
17-Mar-01 Airbus A320-212 N357NW Northwest Airlines Detroit-Metr... 0 damaged
07-Feb-01 Airbus A320-214 EC-HKJ Iberia Bilbao Airpo... 0 crashed
23-Aug-00 Airbus A320-212 A4O-EK Gulf Air near Bahrain Inte... 143 crashed
05-Jul-00 Airbus A320   Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen ... 1 hijacked
12-Jun-00 Airbus A320-232 N655AW America West Las Vegas-Mc... 0 damaged
11-Apr-00 Airbus A320-231 F-OHMD Mexicana Minatitlan A... 0 destroyed
20-Jan-00 Airbus A320-231 G-VCED Airtours Int. London-Gatwi... 0 damaged
26-Oct-99 Airbus A320-231 VT-ESL Indian Airlines Yangon-Minga... 0 damaged
15-Oct-99 Airbus A320-231 N627AW America West Phoenix-Sky ... 0 damaged
02-Mar-99 Airbus A320   Air France Paris-Charle... 0 hijacked
12-Feb-99 Airbus A320-211 F-GJVG Air France Grenouillet 0 damaged
21-May-98 Airbus A320-212 G-UKLL Air UK Leisure Ibiza Airpor... 0 damaged
12-May-98 Airbus A320-231 SU-GBD EgyptAir Cairo Intern... 0 damaged
22-Mar-98 Airbus A320-214 RP-C3222 Philippine Air Lines Bacolod Airp... 0+ 3 crashed
10-Mar-97 Airbus A320-212 A4O-EM Gulf Air Abu Dhabi In... 0 crashed
19-Dec-96 Airbus A320-231 F-OHMK Mexicana Villahermosa... 0 damaged
27-Mar-96 Airbus A320-231   EgyptAir Derna-Martub... 0 hijacked
03-Jun-95 Airbus A320-211 N326US Northwest Airlines Minneapolis-... 0 damaged
13-Jan-94 Airbus A320 ?   Indian Airlines Bangalore-Hi... 0 hijacked
10-Dec-93 Airbus A320-211 F-GFKK ? Air France Nice-Côte d'... 0 hijacked
14-Sep-93 Airbus A320-211 D-AIPN Lufthansa Warszawa-Oke... 2 crashed
27-Mar-93 Airbus A320-231   Indian Airlines Amritsar-Raj... 0 hijacked
20-Jan-92 Airbus A320-111 F-GGED Air Inter near Strasbourg-E... 87 crashed
28-Jun-91 Airbus A320-231 YU-AOE Adria Airways Ljubljana-Br... 0 damaged
14-Feb-90 Airbus A320-231 VT-EPN Indian Airlines near Bangalore-Hi... 92 crashed
05-Dec-89 Airbus A320-211 F-GHQB Air Inter Lille-Lesqui... 0 damaged
26-Jun-88 Airbus A320-111 F-GFKC Air France Mulhouse-Hab... 3 crashed