Ladies and gentlemen, the #A320neo has rolled out for the 1st time https://t.co/sj5L51fRek
— Airbus (@Airbus) July 1, 2014
Airbus officially presented to the world today in Toulouse, the all new Airbus A320neo, modernized version of the A320 during its roll-out in Toulouse the Airbus plants.
Airbus has completed the assembly of its first A320neo following painting of the aircraft and the mounting of Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines. MSN6101, which will be the first A320neo to fly, will soon start ground tests to prepare for first flight.
The flight test campaign for the A320neo will kick off in September, paving the way for entry into service in the fourth quarter of 2015. More than 10,000 A320s aircrafts were sold.
The A320neo will carry between 150 and 189 passengers. Neo versions will be available for the whole "A320 family" which includes the A319, A320, A321 variant.