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DescriptionA collection detailed model of the A320, complete with texture sets, all components, engine, and landing gears, are parented and pivoted for animation. TextureAll major surface textures are 2048 in greatest dimension. Air Canada, Atlasair, Air France, Chinese Airline, DHL, Freight, Lufthansa, Qantas, Thai Airways, UPS, US Airaways, Virgin, Swissair and Wizzair. Color, maps provided. Photoshop templates for each detail are available for download. HistoryThe A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured. It was the first airliner with a digital fly-by-wire flight control system, where the pilot controls flight surfaces through the use of electronic signals rather than mechanically with pulleys and hydraulic systemsAfter the initial success of the A300, they targeted the market segment that was occupied by the 1960s designed 727 &.The aircraft designed with a fuel burn of only around 50% of the 727. The A320 first flew in 1984 and was commercially launched in 1988. Unlike the earlier A300, it sold strongly from the outset and has been the fastest-selling airliner in the world for several years.Early on in its service lifetime, the A320 had several highly publicized crashes. The most notorious occurred on June 26, 1988, when an Air France A320 crashed during an airshow in Habsheim, France killing three passengers onboard. While the crash was officially blamed on pilot error, the investigation left numerous unanswered questions. Switzerland 's Institute of Police Forensic Evidence and Criminology later determined that the plane's flight data recorder had been substituted after the crash, throwing the entire investigation into doubt.