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A319neo performs its first flight

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Fuel-efficient third member of Airbus’ A320neo family
The third member of Airbus’ A320neo family, the A319neo, has gone airborne, performing its maiden flight on Friday.
After taking off from Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport in Germany, which is one of four final assembly line sites worldwide for the single-aisle jetliner family, the aircraft touched down five hours later at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France.
This shortest-fuselage member of the A320neo product line is equipped with fuel-efficient CFM International LEAP-1A engines.
Airbus says that the A319neo “will provide the same remarkable fuel efficiency as the longer-fuselage A320neo and A321neo versions, enabling airlines to choose between three aircraft sizes accommodating from 100 to 240 seats”.
The choice allows carriers to match capacity with demand, “covering the entire single-aisle jetliner segment from low- and high-density domestic operations to longer-range routes”.
TTG Nordic

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