A320

AIRBUS A-320

Aircraft
Name
A-320
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code
L2J
Aerodrome Reference Code
4C
RFF Category
6
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
AIRBUS A-320
AIRBUS A-320 Prestige
AIRBUS Prestige (A-320)

A320

Short to medium range single aisle airliner. In service since 1988. First airliner with a fly-by-wire-system with side stick controlling and an Electronic Flight Instrument System-cockpit. Total of 2532 aircraft ordered, 1563 delivered, 1542 in operation. There are total of 3469 aircraft from A320 family in operation (including 318/319/320/321 - May 2008). The A320 is a member of the A320 family of aircraft.

A new "neo" (new engine option) series of the A320 family was developed since 2010 with first aircraft being delivered in 2016. The "neo" aircraft feature new engines (PW 1100G or CFM LEAP-1A) and a new type of wingtips, called "sharklets". The existing aircraft are referred to as "ceo" by Airbus, meaning "current engine option".

Note: While a "ceo" aircraft may or may not be equipped with sharklets, all "neo" aircraft are equipped with sharklets. The sharklet version features a 1.7m wider wingspan.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
35.80 m
Length (metric)
37.57 m
Height (metric)
11.76 m
Powerplant

2 x CFM56-5A1 (111kN) or
2 x CFM56-5A3 (118kN) or
2 x IAE V2500 (125kN) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
CFM International CFM56
International Aero Engines V2500
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
145 kts
Distance
2190 m
MTOW
73500 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
175 kts
ROC
2500 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
2000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1400 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.78
ROC
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
450 kts
MACH
0.79
Ceiling
410
Range
2700 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.78
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
290 kts
ROD
3500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
210 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
137 kts
Distance
1440 m

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