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: 
35.80 m
Length: 
37.57 m
Height: 
11.76 m
Powerplant: 

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

Engine Model: 
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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