With seventy percent of air travelers having some degree of fear of flying, it’s a question on the mind of almost every passenger – which are the safest aircraft. Flying today in a commercial passenger jet is incredibly safe but some aircraft types are safer than others and have perfect fatality free records.
Airbus delivered a record number of planes in 2015 but failed to dethrone Boeing as the world's biggest aircraft manufacturer. The European company delivered a record 635 planes last year, compared with a tally of 762 jets for Boeing.
Chile’s LAN Airlines has placed a firm order at the 49th Le Bourget Airshow for 20 eco-efficient Airbus A320neos as part of its expansion strategy and fleet-renewal program. The aircraft are expected for delivery 2017/2018.
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Tuesday it had received a firm order from Chilean carrier LAN for 50 medium-haul A320 airliners, which at catalogue prices would be worth more than 4 billion dollars. Airbus said the LAN commitment was the manufacturer's largest single aircraft order ever recorded in Latin America.
European Union’s air safety regulator has issued an emergency order to inspect all Super-jumbo Airbus A380 passenger jet engines after a Rolls-Royce turbine blew up on a Qantas flight last week.
Chile’s flag air carrier Lan Airlines S.A. and its subsidiaries, one of the leading airlines in Latin America, announced Tuesday an agreement for the purchase of 50 modern Airbus A320 family aircraft to be delivered between 2012 and 2016.