The Airbus A319neo performs its maiden flight

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hamburg: The first Airbus A319neo performed its maiden flight today, 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 Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser. They were assisted in the cockpit by Test-Flight Engineer Jean Michel Pin, while two flight test engineers Sylvie Loisel-Labaste and David O’nions directed the flight from the aircraft’s Test Engineer station.

This flight was the occasion for the crew to assess the general handling of the aircraft and to check the main systems. The A319neo, registered as D-AVWA, will be based in Toulouse in order to complete its flight test programme.

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.

Related Information

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took to the skies for... Friday, March 31, 2017 South Carolina: The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time today at Boeing South Carolina. The airp...
HAL has achieved the highest ever turnover of Rs.1... Saturday, April 1, 2017 Bangalore HAL has achieved the highest ever turnover of Rs.17,406 crores for the financial year ending March 31, 2017. “I...
Indian Navy to acquire 32 ALH Dhruv from HAL for R... Thursday, March 30, 2017 Bangalore: HAL is entering into an era of Performance Based Contracting for helicopters. The Government of India has cle...
INS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft com... Karwar: INS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, the Flag Off...
Boeing 737 MAX 8 obtains FAA Certification Washington: Boeing announced today that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 airplane for commercial service. Bo...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *