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Wednesday airline updates: Lufthansa drastically shrinks fleet

Lufthansa will decommission 32 aircraft in its fleet immediately, including six A380s, seven A340-600s, three A340-300s, five 747-400s, and 11 A320s.

New kit turns A320 passenger jets into freighters in minutes

A new cargo seat bag that can repurpose an A320 passenger plane into a makeshift freighter has been given the green light by the European Aviation Safety Agency.

ATSB raises need for documentation, procedures after 2018 incident
Air Crash Investigations

The ATSB has released its final report into a 2018 incident when a Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Airbus A320 took off with parts of its landing gear ground locks still attached.

China signs purchase agreement for 300 Airbus aircraft

China has signed a general terms agreement to purchase 290 Airbus A320 family aircraft and 10 A350 widebodies for the country's airlines.

Mixing the fleet – Network brings the A320 to Qantas

A new flying kangaroo has taken to the skies with Qantas-branded Airbus A320s commencing services in Western Australia in April. Sourced from fellow Qantas Group subsidiary Jetstar, the aircraft are flown by Network Aviation under the QantasLink brand. The two aircraft retain their Jetstar 180-seat all-economy cabin interiors, and have replaced two-class Qantas Boeing 737‑800s

Airbus opens fourth A320 assembly line

Airbus has cut the ribbon on a new A320 family aircraft production line at its Hamburg, Germany facility. Hamburg joins existing A320 final assembly lines at Toulouse, France; Tianjin, China; and Mobile, United States. Airbus Commercial Aircraft president Guillaume Faury officially opened the new facility on June 14 amid 500 invited guests, staff and media.


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