A319neo Wins Joint Type Certification from FAA and EASA

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The A319neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines has achieved joint Type Certification from both the US FAA and European EASA airworthiness authorities.

  • This means that now all three aircraft models – the A319neo, A320neo and A321neo – are certified by the international authorities to operate with the CFM LEAP-1A engine option.
  • This latest achievement follows an intensive certification flight test programme since the A319neo’s first flight in March last year, with this variant having now accumulated over 500 flight hours.
  • The A319neo is the shortened-fuselage member of Airbus’ game-changing A320neo product line.
  • This airliner can seat 140 passengers in two classes or as many as 160 in a high-density layout with a range of up to 3,750 nautical miles, while its impressive takeoff performance enables it to operate from even the most challenging and remote airports.

Source: Airbus