Airbus A320 Tag

10 May

Airbus A320 Family: 6 Striking Facts & Figures

Fly-by-wire technology, side-stick controls and cockpit commonality in commercial aircraft all together form a paradise called Airbus A320 Family. Nevertheless, in a world where freedom of choice and diversity of options are more available than ever, it’s easy to get lost. After all, besides Airbus, there’re many other successful aircraft manufacturers, such as Bombardier, ATR, Embraer and, obviously, the biggest Airbus’s rival - Boeing. Still, Airbus A320 Family is topping the rankings and has something exceptional to offer. Regardless of whether you are an A320 pilot, pilot to-be or are looking into Type Rating options, check the facts and figures...

22 Apr

8 Frequently Asked Questions about Type Rating

If you wonder whether Type Rating is indeed this magical phrase that separates a licenced pilot from taking a seat in the cockpit and starting a pilot career, the answer is - yes. Most probably now, what, when, where, how much, and other similar types of questions start coming up, which is ok. They usually spark gigantic debates between aviation enthusiasts. By the way, they do not necessarily reach a common conclusion on each point. We have summarized the most frequently asked questions to give you a hand in making your own conclusions and decisions regarding your Type Rating path.   1.     ...

Airbus A320 or Boeing 737
7 Apr

Which Type Rating to choose: Boeing 737 or Airbus A320?

You can already tell from the heading that the debate is not an easy one. The rivalry between the two dominant manufacturers is one of the most heated in the world. Each of the two aircraft has its strengths and weaknesses, turning a choice between Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 Type Rating training into a mind-breaker. And all of you will most probably have your own “recipe” for giving preference to one or another. Nonetheless, let’s analyze some of the most common factors that make pilots choose one of the two market leaders. Plane makers’ performance indicators As both Airbus and Boeing...