Airbus A320 D-AIPX Germanwings had 58300 flying hours

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Airbus issued a press release condoling to families and those who lost someone dear in the plane crash recorded yesterday, March 24 2015. The aircraft Airbus A320 (D-AIPX) Germanwings operated flight 4U9525, on the route Barcelona, ​​Spain - Dusseldorf, Germany, but did not reach its destination. It crashed in the south of France, near the Prads-Haute-Bléone, in the French Alps.

In accordance with Annex 13 of the ICAO Regulation, Airbus will send a team of technicians to provide full assistance to the French Bureau of Investigation and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile (DRINK)).

According to the Airbus release, the Airbus A320 (D-AIPX) aircraft was delivered in 1991 to Lufthansa. In 24 years and 4 months, the plane gathered 58300 flight hours into 46700 flights. It was powered by two CFM 56-5A1 engines.

The first A320 entered the operational service starting with 1988. By February 2015, approximately 6200 aircraft from the A320 family were shipped worldwide. To date, the entire fleet of A320 family aircraft has exceeded 150 million flight hours in 85 million flight hours.

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