In early 1998, Airbus revealed its considerations of designing a 100-seat aircraft based on the A320. Because the four variants share the same flight deck, all have the same pilot type rating. ", "Prices of New A320s Hardly Changed in 20 Years", "Type certificate data sheet No. The aircraft seats up to 39 passengers, but may be outfitted by the customers into any configuration. [8] After three years of design, the maiden flight took place at Hamburg on 15 January 2002. [67], The A320 retained the dark cockpit (where an indicator is off when its system is running; useful for drawing attention to dysfunctions when an indicator is lit) from the A310, the first widebody designed to be operated without a flight engineer and influenced by Bernard Ziegler, first Airbus CEO Henri Ziegler's son.[68]. [96], On 17 June 2015 ST Aerospace signed agreements with Airbus and EFW for a collaboration to launch the A320/A321 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion programme. [11] The former would have had an overall length of 31.3 m (102 ft 8 in), while the AE317 was longer by 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in), at 34.5 m (113 ft 2 in). Airbus received 6,031 orders by March 2018 and delivered 318 by May 2018. [34] Range was settled at 5,200 km (2,800 nmi) and 5,800 km (3,100 nmi) for the high gross weights of both variants. use of cookies [17] At this time, Airbus had 96 orders. [22], In the presence of then French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac and the Prince and Princess of Wales, the first A320 was rolled out of the final assembly line on 14 February 1987 and made its maiden flight on 22 February in 3 hours and 23 minutes from Toulouse. [18]:49 One of the most significant orders was when Northwest Airlines placed an order for 100 A320s in October 1986, later confirmed at the 1990 Farnborough Airshow, powered by CFM56 engines.[18]:49–50. It was rolled out on 24 August 1995, with the maiden flight the following day. [100], As of December 2020[update], there were 9,160 A320 family aircraft in commercial service with over 330 operators. [11][26] The aircraft would be a minimum-changed derivative, apart from a number of minor modifications to the wing, and the fuselage stretch itself. [37] After 17 months of flight certification, during which 850 hours and 350 flights were accumulated, JAA certification was obtained for the CFM56-powered variant on 23 May 2003. [109], On 26 June 1988, Air France Flight 296 crashed into trees at the end of runway at Mulhouse-Habsheim Airport, three out of 130 passengers were killed. The Airbus A320 family are low-wing cantilever monoplanes with a conventional empennage with a single vertical stabilizer and rudder. Well, for starters, we should examine the existing gaps in the Airbus lineup and consider what makes the most sense. These include the main displays and the backup artificial horizon, which was previously an analog display. [27] The maiden flight of the first of two prototypes came on 11 March 1993. Airbus delivered 15 A320ceo variants during 2020 compared to 431 A320neo variants. [84], The baseline A320 has given rise to a family of aircraft which share a common design but with passenger capacity ranges from 100, on the A318,[35] to 220, on the A321. Flying a GoAir Airbus A320 soon? The six-month head-start of the A320neo allowed Airbus to rack up 1,000 orders before Boeing announced the MAX. Airframes would be converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) in Dresden, Germany, and Zhukovsky, Russia. Only 21 A320-100s were produced. [15] The UK government was unwilling to provide funding for the tooling requested by British Aerospace (BAe) and estimated at £250 million, it was postponed for three years. Relative to other Airbus A320 family variants, the A318 has sold in only small numbers with total orders for only 80 aircraft placed as of 31 October 2015[update]. Indian Airlines used its first 31 A320-200s with double-bogie main landing gear for airfields with poor runway condition which a single-bogie main gear could not manage. [113], Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era, For the Airbus A320neo or New Engine Option variants, see, Final assembly in France (Toulouse), Germany (Hamburg), China (Tianjin), and the United States (Mobile, Alabama), At 30 September 2017, Airbus still list American Airlines and US Airways as separate operators. Final assembly takes place in Toulouse in France; Hamburg in Germany; Tianjin in China since 2009; and in Mobile, Alabamain the United States si… Spirit's A320 aircraft feature seats with 28 inches of seat pitch - the least amount of space of all US domestic carriers. The A320 is the world's first airliner with digital fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system: input commands through the side-stick are interpreted by flight control computers and transmitted to flight control surfaces within the flight envelope protection; in the 1980s the computer-controlled dynamic system of the Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter cross-fertilised the Airbus team which tested FBW on an A300. However, on 3 June 2011, Airbus announced all partners would end the passenger to freighter programme, citing high demand for used airframes for passenger service. It is powered by the same engine types as the A320. [55] The winglets increase efficiency by decreasing lift-induced drag. The 124-156 seats A319 is 33.8 m (111 ft) long. [51] On 17 December 2008, Airbus announced it was to begin flight testing an existing blended winglet design developed by Aviation Partners Inc. as part of an A320 modernisation programme using the A320 prototype.[52]. All 1,617 delivered A320neo family aircraft were in service, while 533 A320ceo family aircraft consisting of 17 A318, 81 A319, 391 A320 and 45 A321 were out of service through retirement or write-off. The A319 is the next derivative of the baseline A320. The A319 is 3.73 m (12 ft 3 in) shorter than the A320. The 44.5 m (146 ft) A321 offers 185 to 230 seats. Airbus claimed the 737-300 burns 35% more fuel and has a 16% higher operating cost per seat than the V2500-powered A320. The A319CJ competes with other ultralarge-cabin corporate jets such as the Boeing 737-700-based Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and Embraer Lineage 1000, as well as with large-cabin and ultralong-range Gulfstream G650, Gulfstream G550 and Bombardier's Global 6000. [11], Delivery of the first A319, to Swissair, took place on 25 April 1996, entering service by month's end. The A320 is one aircraft in four sizes (A318, A319, A320 and A321), representing the most successful and versatile jetliner family ever. All following Airbuses have similar human/machine interface and systems control philosophy to facilitate cross-type qualification with minimal training. During the A320 development programme, Airbus considered propfan technology, backed by Lufthansa. Power is provided by the CFM56-5A or V2500-A5, derated to 98 kN (22,000 lbf), with option for 105 kN (24,000 lbf) thrust. The A320ceo initially competed with the 737 Classic and the MD-80, then their successors, the 737 Next Generation and the MD-90, while the 737 MAX is Boeing's response to the A320neo. See the A320neo Family advertisement A321LR: Longer range on single-aisle routes When Airbus designed the Airbus A300 during the late 1960s and early 1970s, it envisaged a broad family of airliners with which to compete against Boeing and Douglas, two established US aerospace manufacturers. The name "Airbus" at the time referred to a BEA requirement, rather than to the later international programme. [28] A total of 4,512 of the A320ceo model have been delivered, with 220 remaining on order as of 30 September 2017. [35] Range was 5,700 kilometres (3,100 nmi), or 5,950 kilometres (3,210 nmi) with upcoming Sharklets.[35]. Airbus sees a market for 1,000 narrowbody conversions over the 2020-2040 period. [64] Its tail assembly is made almost entirely of such composites by CASA, who also builds the elevators, main landing gear doors, and rear fuselage parts.[11]. [16] It would provide direct competition for the 737-300/-700. [37] On 22 July 2003, first delivery for launch customer Frontier Airlines occurred,[8] entering service before the end of the month. The A320 features an Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) which gives the flight crew information about all the systems of the aircraft. Airbus sold the A320 well to low-cost startups and offering a choice of engines could make them more attractive to airlines and lessors than the single sourced 737, but CFM engines are extremely reliable. A total of 1,460 of the A319ceo model have been delivered with 24 remaining on order as of 30 September 2017. [11][28][29] The length increase required the overwing exits of the A320 to be enlarged and repositioned in front of and behind the wings. The A320 is 37.6 m (123 ft) long and can accommodate 150 to 186 passengers. This A320 has 180 seats in a one-class configuration. 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Its wing sweep is 25 degrees. Flying a Air Arabia Airbus A320 soon? [43] Production rates continue to rise, and Airbus aims to reach a production rate of 63 aircraft per month by 2021, which would result in the 10,000th delivery occurring early that year. [111] The press and media later questioned the fly-by-wire flight control system, but subsequent investigations by commission of inquiry found "no malfunction of the aircraft or its equipment which could have contributed towards a reduction in safety or an increase in the crew's workload during the final flight phase ... the response of the engines was normal and in compliance with certification requirement. [28][31][32] Consequently, the number of overwing exits was reduced from four to two. The Airbus factory in Tianjin, China assembles A319s, A320s, and A321s; A320s and A321s are also assembled at the Airbus Americas factory in Mobile, Alabama. Seat Width: The distance between the inner sides of the armrests on a seat. In December 2010, Airbus announced the re-engined A320neo (new engine option), which entered service with Lufthansa in January 2016. The A319 was developed at the request of Steven F. Udvar-Házy, the former president and CEO of ILFC. To that end, it adopted composite primary structures, centre-of-gravity control using fuel, glass cockpit (EFIS) and a two-crew flight deck. [31] Minor software changes were made to accommodate the different handling characteristics; otherwise the aircraft is largely unchanged. Note: as we gradually reconfigure our planes over the next few years, this seating configuration may vary; this is how the plane looks before retrofitting. [71], The suppliers providing turbofan engines for the A320 series are CFM International with the CFM56, International Aero Engines offering its V2500, and Pratt & Whitney's PW6000 engines available only for the A318. The family pioneered the use of digital fly-by-wire and side-stick flight controls in airliners. The A320 wing went through several stages of design, finally settling on 33.91 m (111 ft 3 in). The launch customer AerCap signed a firm contract on 16 July 2008 to convert 30 of AerCap's passenger A320/A321s into A320/A321P2F (passenger to freighter). Since 2003, the A320 features liquid crystal display (LCD) units in its flight deck instead of the original cathode ray tube (CRT) displays. Airbus A321 (32B) Not sure what plane you're on? [11] VFW-Fokker, Dornier and Hawker Siddeley worked on a number of 150-seat designs.[10]. The aircraft entered service in July 2003 with Frontier Airlines, and shares a common type rating with all other Airbus A320 family variants, allowing existing A320 family pilots to fly the aircraft without the need for further training. Parties of 3 or more can book adjacent seats together. Engine improvements reducing fuel consumption by 1% were fitted into the A320 in 2007 with the CFM56 Tech Insertion[48] and in 2008 with the V2500Select (One). [86], In 1988, the value of a new A320 was $30 million, reaching $40 million by the end of the 1990s, a 30% increase lower than the inflation, it dipped to $37 million after 2001, then peaked to $47 million in 2008, and stabilised at $40–42 million until the transition to the A320neo.[87]. In the end, British work-share was increased from that of the two previous Airbuses. [82] The follow-on aircraft to replace the A320 was named A30X. [50] The second type of winglet incorporated a more blended design and was designed by Winglet Technology, a company based in Wichita, Kansas. [13][14] It was based at the then British Aerospace (formerly Vickers) site in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. The 129 order book for the A318 shrunk to 80 largely because of switches to other A320 family members. For this article, we will be comparing the A318-100 with the A321-200. [10] It would have a cruise speed of Mach 0.84 (faster than the Boeing 737). [16] The A321-100 entered service in January 1994 with Lufthansa. [42], In September 2019, Airbus reached a milestone with the delivery of the 9000th A320-family aircraft to Easyjet. [16] On 1 March 1984 the government and the manufacturer agreed that £50 million would be paid whether the A320 would fly or not, while the rest would be paid as a levy on each aircraft sold. [11], Simultaneously, Airbus was developing Airbus A318. Its wing is long and thin, offering better aerodynamic efficiency because of the higher aspect ratio than the competing 737 and MD-80. GmbH & CO KG, MJET and Reliance Industries are among its users. [10] The programme was later transferred to Airbus, leading up to the creation of the Single-Aisle (SA) studies in 1980, led by former leader of JET programme, Derek Brown. [39], As Airbus targets a 60 monthly global production rate by mid-2019, the Tianjin line delivered 51 in 2016 and it could assemble six per month from four as it starts producing A320neos in 2017; 147 Airbus were delivered in 2016 in China, 20% of its production, mostly A320-family, a 47% market share as the country should become the world's largest market ahead of the US before 2027. In October 2019, Airbus inaugurated a highly automated fuselage structure assembly line for A320 Family aircraft in Hamburg, showcasing an evolution in Airbus' industrial production system. This is achieved through higher thrust engines (V2533-A5 or CFM56-5B3), minor structural strengthening, and an increase in fuel capacity with the installation of one or two optional 2,990 L (790 US gal) tanks in the rear underfloor hold. The A320 would carry 150 passengers over 5,280 or 3,440 km (2,850 or 1,860 nmi) using fuel from wing fuel tanks only. [49], In 2006, Airbus tested three styles of winglet intended to counteract the wing's induced drag and wingtip vortices more effectively than the previous wingtip fence. The A319CJ was used by the Escadron de Transport, d'Entraînement et de Calibration which is in charge of transportation for France's officials and also by the Flugbereitschaft of the German Air Force for transportation of Germany's officials. [10][11] It was abandoned after intruding on A310 specifications. [66] Digital head-up displays are available. [3] In comparison, Boeing has shipped 10,444 737 series since late 1967, with 8,918[75] of those deliveries since March 1988,[76] and has a further 4,763 on firm order (as of 31 December 2018). [15] At the time unproven, it was essentially a fan placed outside the engine nacelle, offering speed of a turbofan at turboprops economics; eventually, Airbus stuck with turbofans. [11] The A321 fuselage is stretched by 6.93 metres (22 ft 9 in) with a 4.27 m (14 ft 0 in) front plug immediately forward of wing and a 2.67 m (8 ft 9 in) rear plug. For the first time, Airbus entered the bond market, through which it raised $480 million (€475 million) to finance development costs. [19] In October 1983, British Caledonian placed seven firm orders, bringing total orders to more than 80. [45] The first member of the family was followed by the longer A321 (first delivered in January 1994), the shorter A319 (April 1996), and the even shorter A318 (July 2003). [70] In 1988, the flight management computer contained six Intel 80286 CPUs, running in three logical pairs, with 2.5 megabytes of memory. [3][78], For the entire A320 family, 159 major aviation accidents and incidents have occurred,[107] including 47 hull loss accidents (latest one being Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303 on 22 May 2020),[108] and a total of 1393 fatalities. [11], Final assembly for the A321 would be, as a first for any Airbus, carried out in Germany (then West Germany). [26] An additional $180 million (€175 million) was borrowed from European Investment Bank and private investors.[11]. The Germans requested an increased work-share of 40%, while the British wanted the major responsibilities to be swapped around to give partners production and research and development experience. The design within the JET study that was carried forward was the JET2 (163 passengers), which then became the Airbus S.A1/2/3 series (Single Aisle), before settling on the A320 name for its launch in 1984. [46], In 2006, Airbus started the A320 Enhanced (A320E) programme as a series of improvements targeting a 4–5% efficiency gain with large winglets (2%), aerodynamic refinements (1%), weight savings and a new aircraft cabin. [11] Airbus considered a fuselage diameter of "the Boeing 707 and 727, or do something better" and settled on a wider cross-section with a 3.7 m (12 ft 2 in) internal width, compared to Boeing's 3.45 m (11 ft 4 in). It incorporates removable extra fuel tanks (up to six additional center tanks) which are installed in the cargo compartment, and an increased service ceiling of 12,500 m (41,000 ft). The Airbus A318 is the baby of the Airbus A320 family of airliners which consists of the A318, A319, A320 and A321. The Toulouse Blagnac final assembly line builds A320s, whereas the Hamburg Finkenwerder final assembly line builds A318s, A319s, and A321s. The 107-seater was launched on 26 April 1999 with the options and orders count at 109 aircraft. Thanks to the new enhanced seating capacity of the A320 combined with innovative upgrade solutions, operators can now generate increased revenues from cabin space. [69] At its introduction, fly-by-wire and flight envelope protection was a new experience for many pilots. Airbus A320-200; Number in fleet: 77: Passenger capacity: Up to 180: Length: 37.6m (123 feet 3 inches) Wingspan: 34.1m (111 feet 11 inches) Height: 11.8m (38 feet 7 inches) Engines: 2x IAE V2500 or 2x CFM International LEAP 1A engines: Maximum speed: 828km/h (511mph, Mach 0.78) Range: up to … [8] These cuts reduced passenger capacity from 124 on the A319 to 107 passengers in a two-class layout. With a length of almost 38 m and a wingspan of 34 m, the Airbus A320-200 is capable of a cruising speed of 828 km/h/511 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft. "[26], It has seen 50 incidents where several flight displays were lost. On this aircraft, through March 30, 2021, middle seats (typically seats “B” and “E”) will be blocked from selection for parties of 1-2. [41] By January 2019, Mobile was outputting 4.5 A320s per month, raising to five by the end of the year. In December 2011, Airbus filed suit in the western district of Texas over Aviation Partners' claims of infringement of its patents on winglet design and construction which were granted in 1993. Airbus North America President Barry Eccleston stated that the earliest the aircraft could have been available was 2017. [18]:48 Air France was its first customer with a "letter of intent" for 25 A320s and an option for 25 more at the 1981 Paris air show. [3], The A318 was born out of mid-1990 studies between Aviation Industries of China (AVIC), Singapore Technologies Aerospace, Alenia and Airbus on a 95- to 125-seat aircraft project. Seat Recline: The distance between a seat back in its full upright and full recline position. Although the members were all of Airbus' partners, they regarded the project as a separate collaboration from Airbus. Its closest Boeing competitors are the 737-900/900ER,[86] and the 757-200. As the A321-100 range was reduced compared to the A320, the heavier and longer range A321-200 development was launched in 1995. [72], The CFM56, with an unmixed exhaust, is available on all variants, The IAE V2500, with a mixed exhaust, equips the larger variants, The PW6000 is available on the smallest A318, The Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) issued the type certificate for the A320 on 26 February 1988. There are currently two types of A320-200 aircraft configuration in operation. [65], Airbus offers an avionics upgrade for older A320 aircraft, the In-Service Enhancement Package, to keep them updated. The maiden flight of the Airbus A321 came on 11 March 1993, when the prototype, registration F-WWIA, flew with IAE V2500 engines; the second prototype, equipped with CFM56-5B turbofans, flew in May. [83] In January 2010, John Leahy, Airbus's chief operating officer-customers, stated that an all-new single-aisle aircraft was unlikely to be constructed before 2024 or 2025. The A320 airframe includes composite materials and aluminium alloys to save weight and reduce the total number of parts to decrease the maintenance costs. [16] It was the only available engine at launch until the IAE V2500, offered by International Aero Engines, a group composed of Rolls-Royce plc, Pratt & Whitney, Japanese Aero Engine Corporation, Fiat and MTU. Powered by two CFM International CFM56-5s or IAE V2500s with thrust ratings of 98–120 kN (22,000–27,000 lbf), its typical range with 150 passengers is 3,300 nmi / 6,100 km. Air France and British Airways have been the only operators to operate all four variants of the A320ceo family. European Joint Aviation Authorities certification was delivered on 26 February 1988. First called A319M5 in as early as March 1995, it was shorter by 0.79-metre (2 ft 7 in) ahead of the wing and 1.6 metres (5 ft 3 in) behind. Economy has 147 seats in a 3-3 config; Business class has 12 seats in a 3-3 config; this is … Looking at passenger numbers (in a one class configuration), we can see that the A320 has been very consistent with around 190 passengers right from the start. A 150-seat A320 burns 11,608 kg (25,591 lb) of jet fuel over 3,984 km (2,151 nmi) (between Los Angeles and New York City), or 2.43 L/100 km (97 mpg‑US) per seat with a 0.8 kg/L fuel. I agree, In-Flight Experience | Applicability: Airbus fleet. The 31.4 m (103 ft) long A318 typically accommodates 107 to 132 passengers. During the year, Airbus worked with Delta Air Lines on a 150-seat aircraft envisioned and required by the airline. 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