Airbus achieves 800 deliveries for 2018

FlightGlobal | January 08, 2019

Airbus managed to deliver 800 commercial aircraft last year but has yet to confirm the breakdown by type. The airframer had set a target of 800 deliveries but originally this figure excluded the A220 programme acquired by Airbus in July 2018. Airbus later revised the outlook, following hold-ups in production, admitting that it would incorporate A220 deliveries in order to maintain the 800-aircraft target.

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A Boeing 737 weighing 150,000 pounds (68,000 kg) must deflect about 88,000 pounds (40,000 kg) of air - over a million cubic feet (31,500 cubit metres) down by 55 feet (16.75 m) each second while in flight. A commercial airc raft door will not open in flight because it is actually bigger than the window frame itself. and the door opens inwards towards the cabin. To open. it must be opened inwards. rotated. and then slipped sideways out of the frame.

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A Boeing 737 weighing 150,000 pounds (68,000 kg) must deflect about 88,000 pounds (40,000 kg) of air - over a million cubic feet (31,500 cubit metres) down by 55 feet (16.75 m) each second while in flight. A commercial airc raft door will not open in flight because it is actually bigger than the window frame itself. and the door opens inwards towards the cabin. To open. it must be opened inwards. rotated. and then slipped sideways out of the frame.

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