Every aircraft has their own profile. Each profile contains all the information about that particular aircraft, including what aircraft it is, which airline it belongs to, what engines its using and how old it is. Thanks to the Aviation Community images are also available to get a better understanding how the aircraft looks like. Additionally, the profile contains an entire flight history of its test flight program, including the airports it flew to, callsign, hex code, and the date & time it started and landed from which the profile can determine how many hours are being flown. A map of where the aircraft has flown between airports and an a list of recent sightings of the aircraft from the aviation community is also available on the profile.
Search is THE core features of this project. Everything is searchable, from Aircraft information such as MSN Construction number, Aircraft Type, Airline to Flight details such as Callsign, Hex Code and Date & Time. As soon as new aircraft or flight information is inputted into the project its immediately searchable. A very simple search page has been developed where with only one input box it allows users to enter search phrases using human language. Additionally, you can use filters to narrow down your results to a specific category.
There are 4 airports where the A320 Family aircrafts are being assembled: Hamburg (Germany), Toulouse (France), Tianjin (China) and Mobile (United States). Each of these airports can be searched where you can see an overview of all recent Test Flights as well as Delivery Flights. By default these pages show the most recent activity at that airport grouped by date.
What would a database oriented project be without statistics? There is a statistics page that gives an overview of all the deliveries as well as most common Airline and Aircraft Type since the first introduction of the A320 Family Aircraft in 1987. Additionally, there is also a similar overview of all Flights, First Flights and Deliveries for this year, shown on a monthly basis. Each section also has a statistic page. For example, for each Airline one can see Total Deliveries, Top Aircraft Types and Top Airports where aircrafts got assembled at. More statistics will be added in the near future.
Without the amazing help of the local Aviation Community this project would not even exist. That's why there are community features, such as adding any aircraft to your "Watchlist" and getting notified by email when an aircraft has a new test or delivery flight. More features will be added in the near future!
Everything seen on this site is perfectly viewable on any device: Desktop, Tablet or Mobile. On mobile devices such as iPhone, Android, Windows Phone or Blackberry its especially easy to use the search since its right at the top on every page. This makes finding information about an aircraft on-the-go especially useful when out at an airport spotting. Platform specific mobile apps are in he works in the future to make native integration even easier.
Whether on the ground spotting or running their own project, this project wouldn't be possible without the amazing help of the local aviation community.
A huge thank you go to our amazing aviation friends from around the world. Some of them keep me up-to-date on a daily basis, on what's going on with test & delivery flights on any of the Airbus fields. Thank you so much for all the contributors and other friends that also have amazing sites:
All image url's are linked to their original photo location and are copyrighted to their respective photographers. For the most part this site uses Flickr for the photos. A link to the original Flickr URL is given and with the Flickr API I get the photo URL and the Flickr username. I definitely value the photographers effort to take their amazing photos and none of the photos are stored on this site. Youtube embeds are also occasionally used on the site to give you a glimpse of how aircrafts look and sound like on video.
A very special mention goes out to Scott of Norebbo for his amazing work on the A320 Family illustrations that are being shown on the site when no aircraft pictures are present.
A big thank you goes out to all photographers who put the effort to get out there to shoot the test & delivery flights, in some cases on a daily basis. Their contributions really help give this project a better understanding of how the aircrafts look like. Some of the most common photographers are featured below: