Maiden flight for Airbus A319neo

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The smallest aircraft in the A320neo Family, the A319neo, has completed its first flight. The single-aisle A320neo Family – which also includes the A320neo and A321neo – has amassed more than 5,000 orders from more than 90 customers.

Eight orders have been placed for corporate jet versions of the aircraft – two for the ACJ319neo and six for the ACJ320neo.

The first ACJ320neo delivery is planned for Q4 2018, with the first ACJ319neo delivery to follow in Q2 2019.

The A319neo’s five-hour maiden flight was piloted by Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser, assisted in the cockpit by test flight engineer Jean Michel Pin, and in the test engineer station by flight test engineers Sylvie Loisel-Labaste and David O’nions.

The airliner version of the A319neo can accommodate as many as 160 passengers.

April 4, 2017

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