A result of Airbus’ latest cabin innovations reinforced by further engine enhancements
A “new” leader in single-aisle efficiency took to the skies for the first time on 25 September 2014 with the maiden flight of Airbus’ A320neo (new engine option) jetliner. Step “on-board” the no. 1 NEO aircraft with flight test crew and experience the sights and sounds of this historic day in Airbus’ “best of” video. Highlighting the A320neo’s approximately two-and-a-half-hour mission – which took off and landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport – this clip also includes planeside comments from the flight test crew.
Airbus’ A320neo was designed to please customers and passengers alike, delivering high cabin productivity and engine efficiency without compromising its best-in-class cabin comfort.
Airbus is setting the single-aisle passenger comfort standard with its A320neo jetliner, which provides more personal space, start-of-the-art in-flight entertainment, spacious overhead stowage compartments and much more.
“The A320neo Family keeps getting better as we are continuously innovating both in cabin productivity and engine efficiency to stay ahead of the game,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. “The NEO will deliver a 15% fuel burn savings from day one in 2015 and we will go up to 20% by 2020, ensuring the A320 maintains its position as the leading next generation single-aisle aircraft family.”
Without compromising best in class passenger comfort, Airbus is offering airlines the option of higher seat counts enabled through latest cabin innovations. These include new generation slim line seats, Airbus’ Space-Flex rear lavatory & galley arrangements and Airbus Smart-Lav which together optimize the efficient use of the cabin floor space. The authorities will recertify the A320 family with increased seats limit by end 2014.
The A320neo (new engine option) incorporates cabin innovations, new generation engines and Sharklets (large wing tip devices) which together deliver 20 percent in fuel savings per seat by 2020.
To date, firm orders for the NEO reached 3257 aircraft from 60 customers, representing a 60 per cent market share in its category.
Incorporating two new engine choices and standard Sharklets wingtip devices, the A320neo (new engine option) is the latest upgrade to Airbus’ best-selling single-aisle product line