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23 October 2012
Commercial Aircraft

Sharklet-equipped A321 takes off on maiden test flight

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23 October 2012

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The first Sharklet-equipped A321 takes off from Hamburg, Germany, where it was built, on its way to Toulouse, France – beginning a test campaign for the fuel-saving wingtip devices on this longest-fuselage member of Airbus’ A320 Family

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23 October 2012

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The first flight of a Sharklet-equipped A321 jetliner – which kicked off a test campaign for the wingtip devices on this longest-fuselage member of Airbus’ A320 Family – was performed from the Hamburg, Germany final assembly facility to Toulouse, France on 23 October 2012

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23 October 2012

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Flight testing of the no. 1 Sharklet-equipped A321 jetliner was kicked off with a maiden flight performed on 23 October 2012, during which the aircraft travelled from its assembly site in Hamburg, Germany to Toulouse, France

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The first flight of a Sharklets-equipped A321 was performed today as this aircraft flew from Airbus’ Hamburg, Germany production site to the company’s Toulouse, France headquarters facility.  It joins the on-going certification flight test campaign of these large fuel-saving wing tip devices, which are offered as an option on A320ceo (current engine option) Family jetliners and are standard on A320neo (new engine option) Family aircraft.
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The first Sharklet-equipped A321 takes off from Hamburg, Germany, where it was built, on its way to Toulouse, France – beginning a test campaign for the fuel-saving wingtip devices on this longest-fuselage member of Airbus’ A320 Family

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