History Of The Airbus A320
The Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) is the second best-selling airliner of all time behind the Boeing 737. One of the most innovative aircrafts ever designed, with its pioneering fly-by-wire control that replaced a more traditional mechanical system of cables and pulleys that “directly” manipulates the flight controls, this established a lot of later adoptions of the technology in subsequent Airbus transports based on the way the A320 airframe is controlled by pilots. Launched in 1984, it has had an illustrious career. Over the next 10 years, the A320 and smaller A319 will see a huge number of retirements, as predicted by Aviation Week Intelligence Network data. In light of this, we take a look through the aircraft’s important points in history.