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24 November 2015
Commercial Aircraft

Airbus A320neo receives joint EASA and FAA Type Certification

A320neo hot weather test with Pratt & Whitney engines
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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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 with Pratt & Whitney engines is certified_2 Master Films, GOUSSE Hervé - MasterFilms
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24 November 2015

A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines is certified_2

On 24 November 2015, Airbus’ A320neo version with Pratt & Whitney engines received dual Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), successfully completing a certification campaign that included more than 1,070 flight test hours with three aircraft

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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 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 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_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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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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Summary

Paving the way to first delivery

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.

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.

The world's best-selling single aisle aircraft, the A320neo, has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24th November 2015. The certified aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines.The EASA A320neo type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Director Trevor Woods and the FAA A320neo Type Certificate by Jeffrey Duven, FAA Manager of Transport Airplane Directorate - Aircraft Certification Service. The Type Certificates were handed over to Airbus’ Executive Vice President Engineering, Charles Champion and Airbus A320neo Chief Engineer Pierre-Henri Brousse.“This double seal of approval represents a great achievement for Airbus. It recognizes the hard work performed by all the teams at Airbus and Pratt & Whitney. It demonstrates the A320neo is meeting all requirements,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. “The A320neo is now cleared for its first delivery and ready to offer many airlines its winning combination of unbeatable economics and outstanding cabin comfort.”The A320neo successfully completed a rigorous programme of certification which tested its airframe and systems well beyond their design limits to ensure the aircraft successfully met all airworthiness criteria.The three flight test aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines successfully accumulated over 1,070 flight hours in some 350 flights. Of these 1,070 flight test hours, 300 were completed with the same aircraft in an airline like environment to ensure operational maturity at entry into service.The A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines is the first variant in the NEO Family to receive Type Certification. The A320neo with CFM engines will be certified in the coming months, the A321neo and A319neo in both engines variants will follow.The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with further cabin innovations. Launched on 1st December 2010, the A320neo offers airlines an engine choice between the Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM and the CFM International LEAP 1A engines. With more than 4,300 orders received from over 75 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent share of the market.
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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