The first Airbus A319neo performed its maiden
flight last Friday (31st March).
The smallest member of the A320neo Family,
powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, took off from Hamburg and landed
in Toulouse after a 5 hour flight.
It was piloted by Experimental test pilots
and Eckard Hausser,
assisted in the cockpit by Test-Flight Engineer
Jean Michel Pin.
Two flight test engineers, Sylvie
directed the flight from the aircraft’s Test Engineer station.
The crew assessed the general handling of the
aircraft and to checked main systems. The A319neo - registration D-AVWA - will
be based in Toulouse in order to complete its flight test programme.
|The A319neo takes to the skies for the first
time from Hamburg.
The A320neo Family is the world’s best-selling
single aisle product line with over 5,000 orders received from over 90
customers, capturing almost 60 percent share of the market. The A320neo Family
incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet
wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings
from day one and 20 percent by 2020.
Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of
the A320neo Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide
seats in economy as standard.
With one aircraft in three sizes ( A319neo,
A320neo & A321neo), the A320neo Family, seating from 100 to 240 passengers,
seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density
domestic to longer range routes. The A319neo is the smallest member of the
A320neo Family; it offers its operators superior short field performance in hot
and high conditions. It can accommodate up to 160 passengers without compromise
on the comfort.
ACJ320neo Family currently has a total of 8
orders - 2 ACJ319neo and 6 ACJ320neo. First delivery dates of the corporate jet
versions are: ACJ320neo in Q4 2018; ACJ319neo in Q2 2019.