Skip to main content

Find out why Airbus names its A320, A350 and A380 aircraft

By #!31Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:16:58 +0100p5831#31Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:16:58 +0100p-3Europe/Paris3131Europe/Parisx31 09pm31pm-31Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:16:58 +0100p3Europe/Paris3131Europe/Parisx312023Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:16:58 +0100163161pmMonday=94#!31Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:16:58 +0100pEurope/Paris1#January 9th, 2023#!31Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:16:58 +0100p5831#/31Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:16:58 +0100p-3Europe/Paris3131Europe/Parisx31#!31Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:16:58 +0100pEurope/Paris1#Destinations

With just over 17,000 aircraft produced to date, Airbus is one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers. The company has produced aircraft of all types and sizes, from regional two-seaters to wide-body jets with over 400 seats. The most popular range is the A320, the world's best-selling single-aisle medium-haul series, with over 8,500 aircraft built. The A380 range, the largest airliner ever built, has only 250 aircraft built to date. The more recent A350 range already has over 500 aircraft built to date, making it Airbus' largest twin-aisle aircraft. These figures show that, despite their differences in size and capacity, each aircraft in the Airbus range is a highly sought-after product appreciated by airlines the world over.

Why does Airbus call its planes A320, A350 and A380?

When you hear of a flight aboard an Airbus aircraft, you often hear names that start with an "A" followed by a number. For example, the A320 is an aircraft commonly used by airlines, and the larger A380 is one of the company's best-known aircraft. But why does Airbus give its planes these names?

The reason is that Airbus has a very systematic nomenclature for its aircraft. Each aircraft has a name starting with "A", followed by a number identifying each specific type of aircraft. For example, the A320 is a medium-sized aircraft, while the A350 is a larger aircraft and the A380 is the largest airliner built by Airbus. These names are used to identify the aircraft and their respective sizes.

The nomenclature system used by Airbus is simple and easy to understand. Aircraft are named according to their size, and the number following the A is the number that defines the exact size of the aircraft. For example, the A320 is a mid-size aircraft that is smaller than the A350 and A380. This enables airlines to know exactly what type of aircraft they need, and what size they should order.

Conclusion

In short, the nomenclature system used by Airbus for its aircraft is very systematic and has a very clear purpose. Aircraft are named according to their size, and the number following the A is the number that defines the exact size of the aircraft. This nomenclature is very practical and allows airlines and passengers to know exactly which type of aircraft they should take and what size it is. This nomenclature is therefore very practical and easy to understand.

Marc Leonelli

Hello, my name is Olivier and I'm 37 years old. I'm an airline pilot and I've had a passion for aviation since I was a child. Welcome to my website, where I share my experience, my adventures and my passion for flying. I look forward to helping you discover the world through my pilot's eyes.

en_USEnglish