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The Airbus A320 is the third type of passenger aircraft designed by Airbus. It is also the most popular aircraft model of the manufacturer.

The A320 series has two variants, the A320-100 and A320-200. The A320-200 is the definitive version as only 21 A320-100s were ever produced; these aircraft, the first to be manufactured were delivered only to Air Inter, an airline later acquired by Air France and British Airways (as a result of an order from British Caledonian Airways made prior to its acquisition by British Airways) and are the only A320s that lack the distinctive wingtip fences. The A320-200 features wingtip fences and increased fuel capacity over the A320-100 for increased range; other than that differences are 

minimal. The last 5 A320-100 aircraft operated by British Airways were disposed of at the end of 2007. Typical range with 150 passengers for the A320-200 is about 2,900 nautical miles (5,400 km). It is powered by two CFMI CFM56-5 or IAE V2500 with thrust ratings between 25,500 to 27,000 pounds force (113 kN to 120 kN). On the first of December 2010, Airbus announced the A320neo (New Engine Option), which was to be equipped with either CFM International LEAP-1A or Pratt and Whitney PW1000G engines, as well as sharklets and an improved cabin, with around 6,000 being ordered so far.

The Airbus A320 is the base aircraft for the rest of the A320 family, consisting of the lengthened Airbus A321 and the shortened A319 and A318. A corporate jet version known as the ACJ320 has also been developed. In 2019, Elbe Flugzeugwerke expects to begin conversion of old A320s to a freighter configuration known as the A320P2F. This aircraft is intended to replace the Boeing 757F in the mid-range freighter market. The direct Boeing competitor is the 737-800.

Accidents and incidents Edit

118 accidents and incidents involving the A320 family have occurred, including 35 hull loss accidents.

Through 2015, the Airbus A320 family has experienced 0.12 fatal hull-loss accidents and 0.26 total hull-loss accidents for every million takeoffs.

Specifications Edit

A318 Edit

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Exit limit: 136
  • 1-class max. seating: 132 at 29-30 in (74-76 cm) pitch
  • 1-class typical seating: 117 at 32 in (81 cm) pitch
  • 2-class typical seating: 108 (8F @ 38 in, 99Y @ 32 in)
  • Cargo volume: 749 cu ft (21.2 cu m)
  • Length: 103 ft 2 in (31.44 m)
  • Wingspan: 111 ft 11 in (34.1 m)
  • Wingsweep: 25 degrees
  • Height: 41 ft 2 in (12.56 m)
  • Fuselage: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m) height, 13 ft (3.95 m) width, 12 ft 2 in (3.7 m) cabin width
  • MTOW: 150,000 lb (68 t)
  • Max. payload: 33,000 lb (15 t)
  • Fuel capacity: 6,400 US gal (24,210 L)
  • OEW: 37,100 lb (39.5 t)
  • Min. weight: 76,000 lb (34.5 t)
  • Cruise speed: Mach 0.78 (447 kn, 598.47 mph; 829 km/h)
  • MMO: Mach 0.82 (470 kn; 692.16 mph; 871 km/hr)
  • Range: 3,100 nmi (5,741 km)
  • Takeoff (MTOW, SL, ISA): 5,840 ft (1,780 m)
  • Landing (MLW, SL, ISA): 4,040 ft (1,230 m)
  • Ceiling: 39,100-41,000 ft (11,900-12,500 m)
  • Engines (x2): CFM International CFM56-5B, 68.3 in (1.73 m) fan; PW6000A, 56,5 in (1,44 m) fan
  • Thrust (x2): 22,000-24,000 lbf (19-106 kN)

A319 Edit

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Exit limit: 160
  • 1-class max. seating: 156 at 28-30 in (71-76 cm) pitch
  • 1-class typical seating: 134 at 32 in (81 cm) pitch
  • 2-class typical seating: 124 (8F @ 38 in, 116Y @ 32 in)
  • Cargo volume: 978 cu ft (27.7 cu m)
  • Unit load devices: 4x LD3-45
  • Length: 111 ft (33.84 m)
  • Wingspan: 117 ft 5 in (35.8 m)
  • Wing area: 1,330 sq ft (124 sq m), 10.3 aspect ratio
  • Wingsweep: 25 degrees
  • Height: 38 ft 7 in (11.76 m)
  • Fuselage: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m) height, 13 ft (3.95 m) width, 12 ft 2 in (3.7 m) cabin width
  • MTOW: 166,000 ln (75.5 t)
  • Max. payload: 39,000 lb (17.7 t)
  • Fuel capacity:6,400-7,980 US gal (24,210-30,190 L)
  • OEW: 89,900 lb (40.8 t)
  • Min. weight: 78,000 lb (35.4 t)
  • Cruise speed: Mach 0.78 (447 kn, 598.47 mph; 829 km/h)
  • MMO: Mach 0.82 (470 kn; 692.16 mph; 871 km/hr)
  • Range: 3,750 nmi (6,945 km)
  • Takeoff (MTOW, SL, ISA): 6,070 ft (1,850 m)
  • Landing (MLW, SL, ISA): 4,460 ft (1,360 m)
  • Ceiling: 39,100-41,000 ft (11,900-12,500 m)
  • Engines (x2): CFM International CFM56-5B, 68.3 in (1.73 m) fan; IAE V2500A5, 63.5 in (1.61 m) fan
  • Thrust (x2): 22,000,27,000 lbf (98-120 kN)

A320 Edit

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Exit limit: 195 (EASA), 190 (FAA)
  • 1-class max. seating: 186 at 29 in (74 cm) pitch
  • 1-class typical seating: 164 at 32 in (81 cm) pitch
  • 2-class typical seating: 150 (12 F @ 36 in, 138Y @ 32 in)
  • Cargo volume: 1,321 cu ft (37.4 cu m)
  • Unit load devices: 7xLD3-45
  • Length: 123 ft 3 in (37.57 m)
  • Wingspan: 117 ft 5 in (35.8 m)
  • Wing area: 1,330 sq ft (124 sq m), 10.3 aspect ratio
  • Wingsweep: 25 degrees
  • Height: 38 ft 7 in (11.76 m)
  • Fuselage: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m) height, 13 ft (3.95 m) width, 12 ft 2 in (3.7 m) cabin width
  • MTOW: 172,000 lb (78 t)
  • Max. payload: 44,000 lb (19.9 t)
  • Fuel capacity: 6,400-7,190 US gal (24,210-27,200 L)
  • OEW: 93,900 lb (42.6 t)
  • Min. weight: 82,100 lb (37.23 t)
  • Cruise speed: Mach 0.78 (447 kn, 598.47 mph; 829 km/h)
  • MMO: Mach 0.82 (470 kn; 692.16 mph; 871 km/hr)
  • Range: 3,300 nmi (6,112 km)
  • Takeoff (MTOW, SL, ISA): 6,900 ft (2,100 m)
  • Landing (MLW, SL, ISA): 4,900 ft (1,500 m)
  • Ceiling: 39,100-41,000 ft (11,900-12,500 m)
  • Engines (x2): CFM International CFM56-5B, 68.3 in (1.73 m) fan; IAE V2500A5, 63.5 in (1.61 m) fan
  • Thrust (x2): 22,000-27,000 lbf (98-120 kN)

A321 Edit

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Exit limit: 230
  • 1-class max. seating: 235 at 28 in (71 cm) pitch
  • 1-class typical seating: 199 at 32 in (81 cm) pitch
  • 2-class typical seating: 185 (16F @ 36 in, 169Y @ 32 in)
  • Cargo volume: 1,826 cu ft (51.7 cu m)
  • Unit load devices: 10xLD3-45
  • Length: 146 ft (44.51 m)
  • Wingspan: 117 ft 5 in (35.8 m)
  • Wing area: 1,380 sq ft (128 sq m), 10 aspect ratio
  • Wingsweep: 25 degrees
  • Height: 38 ft 7 in (11.76 m)
  • Fuselage: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m) height, 13 ft (3.95 m) width, 12 ft 2 in (3.7 m) cabin width
  • MTOW: 206,000 lb (93.5 t)
  • Max. payload: 56,000 lb (23.3 t)
  • Fuel capacity: 6,350-7,930 US gal (24,050-30,030 L)
  • OEW: 107,000 lb (48.5 t)
  • Min. weight: 105,000 lb (47.5 t)
  • Cruise speed: Mach 0.78 (447 kn, 598.47 mph; 829 km/h)
  • MMO: Mach 0.82 (470 kn; 692.16 mph; 871 km/hr)
  • Range: 3,200 nmi (5,926 km)
  • Ceiling: 39,100-41,000 ft (11,900-12,500 m)
  • Engines (x2): CFM International CFM56-5B, 68.3 in (1.73 m) fan; IAE V2500A5, 63.5 in (1.61 m) fan
  • Thrust (x2): 30,000-33,000 lbf (133-147 kN)

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