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Airbus A320

Airbus A320-216 EC-LVQ Iberia Express

Airbus A320 is the basis for a whole family of airliners, now including the A318, A319 and A321.The A320 was the first narrow body airliner from Airbus.

  • Role: Narrow-body jet airliner
  • National origin: European Multi-national
  • Manufacturer: EADS/Airbus
  • Production line: Toulouse – Blagnac, France
  • First flight: 22 February 1987 F-WWAI
  • Introduction: 18 April 1988 with Air France
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1986–present
  • Number built: 3,867 February 2015

Airbus A320-214 TC-FBO Freebird Airlines

Variants A320 family

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Seating capacity: – 156 one class
  • Overall length: 33.84 m (111 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 34.10 m (111 ft 11 in) (35.8 m (117 ft 5 in) with sharklets)
  • Overall height: 11.76 m (38 ft 7 in)
  • Fuselage width: 3.95 m (13 ft 0 in)
  • Fuselage Height: 4.14 m (13 ft 7 in)
  • Operating empty weight: 40,800 kg (89,900 lb)
  • Maximum landing weight: 62.5 t (138,000 lb)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 75.5 t (166,000 lb)
  • Engine (× 2):
  • – CFM International CFM56-5A1 rated 111.2 kN.
  • – CFM International CFM56-5A3 rated 117.88 kN.
  • – CFM International CFM56-5B4 rated 117.9 kN.
  • – International Aero Engines V2500-A1 rated 111.2 kN.
  • – International Aero Engines V2527-A5 rated 117.9 kN.

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,000 ft)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.78 (828 km/h/511 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.82 (871 km/h/537 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Range fully loaded: 3,600 nmi (6,700 km; 4,100 mi), 3,700 nmi (6,900 km; 4,300 mi) with sharklets