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24 November 2015
Commercial Aircraft

On schedule: Airbus’ A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines receives Type Certification

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A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines is certified_1 Airbus, ALEXANDRE DOUMENJOU
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24 November 2015

A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines is certified_1

The first version of Airbus’ single-aisle NEO (new engine option) jetliner was certified on 24 November 2015 by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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A320neo TAKE OFF - FIRST FLIGHT, A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines is certified_4 P.PIGEYRE/MASTERFILMS, P.PIGEYRE
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24 November 2015

A320neo TAKE OFF - FIRST FLIGHT, A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines is certified_4

Airbus committed some 300 hours in the campaign to test and certify the Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo to operating the aircraft in airline conditions, ensuring maximum maturity at service entry

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A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines minimum unstick velocity testing AIRBUS, RAMADIER Sylvain
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24 November 2015

A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines minimum unstick velocity testing

In a key milestone, Airbus completed minimum unstick velocity testing with its Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo (new engine option) version at Istres, France during April 2015

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A320neo hot weather test with Pratt & Whitney engines_2 MASTERFILMS, GOUSSE Hervé - MasterFilms
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24 November 2015

A320neo hot weather test with Pratt & Whitney engines_2

The rigorous flight test and certification campaign for Airbus’ A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engine, included hot weather testing in Al Ain during September 2015

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A320neo hot weather test with Pratt & Whitney engines_3 MASTERFILMS, GOUSSE Hervé - MasterFilms
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24 November 2015

A320neo hot weather test with Pratt & Whitney engines_3

Hot weather testing in Al Ain was part of Airbus’ certification programme for the A320neo jetliner with Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines

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A320neo TAKE OFF - FIRST FLIGHT, A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines is certified_3 AIRBUS, RAMADIER Sylvain
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24 November 2015

A320neo TAKE OFF - FIRST FLIGHT, A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines is certified_3

The test campaign for the A320neo (new engine option) jetliners with Pratt & Whitney engines accumulated more than 1,070 total flight test hours in nearly 350 flights with three aircraft

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A320neo hot weather test with Pratt & Whitney engines MASTERFILMS, GOUSSE Hervé - MasterFilms
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24 November 2015

A320neo hot weather test with Pratt & Whitney engines

Hot weather testing with the A320neo test aircraft equipped with Pratt & Whitney’s Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines was conducted in Al Ain during September 2015, paving the way for the version’s Type Certification in November

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24 November 2015

Airbus A320neo route proving_infographic

The flight test and certification campaign for Airbus’ Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo (new engine option) version has taken the aircraft to destinations around the world as part of the programme to ensure it is ready for commercial service

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24 November 2015

Airbus’ A320: A global programme

This infographic highlights the work sharing for the best-selling A320 programme, which includes production of major components in France, Germany, the UK and Spain and final assembly at four global locations: Toulouse, France– Hamburg– Germany– Tianjin, China– and Mobile, Alabama

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01 December 2015

A330NEO_INFOGRAPHICS NEW, A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines

The first NEO (new engine option) variant in Airbus’ best-selling single-aisle A320 Family – the Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo – was certified on 24 November 2015 by airworthiness authorities in Europe and the U.S.

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22 October 2016

A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines is certified

Airbus’ Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM-equipped A320neo (new engine option) version received dual Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24 November 2015. Relive the highlights of the rigorous flight test campaign, which accumulated over 1,070 flight test hours for three A320neo aircraft. The certification programme tested the aircraft’s airframe and systems well beyond design limits to ensure all air worthiness criteria were successfully met.

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22 October 2016

Airbus’ A320neo receives double “seal of approval”

The A320neo’s airworthiness certification from European and American aviation authorities – both achieved in November 2015 – cleared the path for this best-selling single-aisle aircraft’s commercial service entry. In this video, Airbus Senior Vice President A320 Family Programme Klaus Roewe explains how the certification process works.

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The A320neo (new engine option) Family is one step closer to meeting its commitment of delivering the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle jetliners with today’s certification of the Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo variant.
Completing a 14-month flight test programme on time, the Pure Power PW1100G-JM engine-equipped A320neo was approved by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – becoming the first NEO version to earn Type Certification. 
“This is a great day for the NEO,” said Klaus Roewe, Airbus Senior Vice President – Head of the A320 Programme. “We’ve stuck to an aggressive schedule from the very start of the re-engining project and I’m extremely proud of all the teams involved. The best keeps getting better!”
Shaping the future
Certification paves the way for the jetliner type’s upcoming first delivery – a milestone that will bring the A320neo’s superior fuel-efficiency, operating economics, and comfort to the fleet of launch customer Qatar Airways. 
The A320neo offers a 20 percent fuel burn improvement per seat compared to current engine option jetliners that results from the NEO’s latest technologies, standard Sharklet wingtip devices and two new engine option choices: Pratt & Whitney’s Pure Power PW1100G-JM, along with the CFM International LEAP-1A. 
In addition, operators will benefit from 500 miles of additional range, 5 percent lower maintenance costs, as well as reduced noise and emissions, all while being able to accommodate up to 20 extra passengers without compromising comfort – a result of Airbus’ new “Cabin Flex” interior that increases seating capacity with optimised use of cabin space. 
Proving its capabilities
Kicking off with the jetliner’s first flight in September 2014, the Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo flight test and certification programme comprised three flight test aircraft carrying out more than 1,070 total flight hours in nearly 350 flights. They performed all important systems and airframe tests to demonstrate the aircraft met airworthiness criteria. In addition, more than 300 of these flight hours for the Pratt & Whitney-powered variant were operated in airline conditions to ensure maturity at service entry. 
The first NEO variant’s airworthiness approval will be followed by certification of the LEAP-1A-powered A320neo in the coming months, and then subsequently the A321neo and A319neo versions for each engine type. 
Continuing Airbus’ reputation as the designer and manufacturer of the world’s best aircraft – the A320neo has received firm orders from over 75 customers for more than 4,300 aircraft comprising versions with both engine types, a total which represent a 60 percent market share for the NEO Family. 
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