Airbus A319neo Maiden Flight Completed

The Airbus A319neo completed its first flight from Hamburg to Toulouse over 5 hours. This aircraft (D-AVWA) is powered by CFM International LEAP engines. This is the third and smallest neo version of the A320 series, which has 55 orders mainly from Avianca and Frontier. The flight was completed minutes before the 787-10 had its first test flight.
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Looks lovely! Can’t wait to see it flying for airlines.

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Is it just me, or is it around as long as the a320NEO?

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The engines on that thing seem weirdly big.

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It’s almost 5 metres shorter. It takes 140 passengers while the A320neo takes 165+.

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The engines look as wide as the fuselage, and it looks like they have a drag chute too. I hate to say this, but it looks kinda good.

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Beautiful aircraft. Can’t wait to see it in multiple liveries.

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Credits to Bruno. I think today is one of the important days as we had 2 Test Flights (Maiden Flights) today done by 2 Gigantic Aircraft manufacturer ;)

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Yeah I read this too. Quite interesting.

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I love it. 2 new technologically innovative aircraft flying for the first time today! The future of aviation looks very good!

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That’s actually really nice that the two largest rival aviation companies came together to celebrate!

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I know I’m a Boeing fan, but this is just too beautiful!

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I came here straight from the B787-10 test flight thread. The a319neo looks absolutely stunning!

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Cool how Boeing and Airbus are working togather to form a big experience for the Passenger! Congrats for Airbus A319NEO amd 78J

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I reckon once this enters service ands proves to be as good as airbus say, there will be lots more orders for it, as replacements for current a319’s.

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What a nice looking aircraft, can’t wait to see it in the Australian skies!

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I feel like it won’t be coming here. Jetstar is waiting for the A320neo, and no other Australian airline is using the A320 family.

And Tiger’s eventully replacing all it’s A320’s with 737’s arn’t they

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Yes they definitely are. Then Virgin Australia is getting the 737 MAX.

Great, that’s good news. Here’s to many more…

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