Browsing Tag: Airbus A320

Crosswind landings can be quite tricky. I have watched this video over and over again and trying to figure out what aircraft types I am seeing. The page hosting the video says this is an Airbus A340 trying to land twice. Ha. It is easy to tell this isn’t not an Airbus A340 (they have four engines). It appears to be two separate aircraft. The first looks to be a SATA International Airbus A320 and the second looks to be an SATA International Airbus A310. I am guessing this video is taken in the Azores. If you have any additional information or want to fight about the plane types, let me know!

AirAsia Airbus A320 painted in Williams F1 team livery. Check out those sweet wheels.

AirAsia Airbus A320 painted in Williams F1 team livery (9M-AFW). Check out those sweet wheels.

When I first saw this livery, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. After making a call-out on Twitter, I found out it was a special Formula 1 livery, since AirAsia sponsors a team.

Air Asia as a sponsor of the Williams F1 team uniquely paint their Airbus A320 to look like an F1 car that used by at&t Williams F1 team.

@jbarrett88 on Twitter commented, “it looks like the free market just threw up all over it.” Heh, it is hard to disagree, but it is a unique livery that definitely gets some attention.

AirAsia was founded in 1993 and is based out of Kuala Lumpur. It is another one of those low-cost, low-frills airlines and serves over 60 destinations with a fleet of almost 90 aircraft.

Check out more photos of the F1 livery on Airliners.net.

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Vueling Airlines A320. EC-LAA

Vueling Airlines A320. EC-LAA

Vueling Airlines is  based out of  Barcelona, Spain. It serves 23 destinations and has a fleet of about 35 Airbus A320 aircraft. It was founded in 2004 and flies to major destinations in Spain, Europe and northern Africa. Four aircraft are named after special passengers: “Eloy Fructuoso” (the one-millionth passenger), “Connie Baraja” (passenger 2 million), “Elisenda Masana” (passenger 5 million) and “Carlos Ceacero” (passenger 10 million).

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