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.
This aircraft, MSN6101 with registration F-WNEO, started assembly in March of this year, followed by roll-out in July. Since then, it has undergone various checks and ground tests in preparation for the first flight today.
The 25 September 2014 A320neo first flight opens a new chapter in the successful history of Airbus’ market-leading single-aisle product line