DescriptionThe Airbus A320 family consists of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners by Airbus.
The family includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. The A320s are also named A320ceo (current engine option) following the introduction of the A320neo (new engine option). The aircraft family can accommodate up to 236 passengers and has a range of 3,100 to 12,000 km (1,700 to 6,500 nmi), depending on model.
The first member of the A320 family—the A320—was launched in March 1984, first flew on 22 February 1987, and was first delivered in March 1988 to launch customer Air France. The family was extended to include the A321 (first delivered 1994), the A319 (1996), and the A318 (2003). The A320 family pioneered the use of digital fly-by-wire flight control systems, as well as side-stick controls, in commercial aircraft. There has been a continuous improvement process since introduction.
As of 30 June 2019, 8899 units had been produced.
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- 2 cockpit crew, typical 2 class 150 (12F @ 36 in, 138Y @ 32 in)
- 37.57 m (123 ft 3 in)
- 35.8 m (117 ft 5 in) [c]
- 11.76 m (38 ft 7 in)
- Wing Area:
- 124 m2 (1,330 sq ft),Wingsweep 25 degrees
- Empty Weight:
- 42.6 t (93,900 lb)
- 78 t (172,000 lb)
- Fuel Capacity:
- 24,210–27,200 L (6,400–7,190 US gal)
- 2 x CFM International CFM56-5B, 68.3 in (1.73 m) fan (A320-215 model)
- MMO: Mach 0.82 (470 kn; 871 km/h)
- Cruise Speed:
- Mach 0.78 (447 kn; 829 km/h)
- 3,300 nmi (6,112 km)