AIR­BUS A319NEO TAKES TO THE SKIES

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The first Air­bus A319neo per­formed its maiden flight, The small­est mem­ber of the A320­neo Fam­ily, pow­ered by CFM In­ter­na­tional LEAP-1A en­gines took off from Ham­burg and landed in Toulouse af­ter a 5 hour flight.

It was pi­loted by Ex­per­i­men­tal test pilots Michel Gag­neux and Eckard Hausser. They were as­sisted in the cock­pit by a TestF­light En­gi­neer.

This flight was the oc­ca­sion for the crew to as­sess the gen­eral han­dling of the air­craft and to check the main sys­tems. The A319neo, regis­tered as D-AVWA, will be based in Toulouse in or­der to com­plete its flight test pro­gramme.

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