Did You Know: Airbus A320

2017-08-04

You have probably heard about Airbus A320 many times but have you ever wondered about the specifications of this type of Airbus aeroplane? If you feel like extending your knowledge about this aeroplane, then you should keep reading further!

A320 is a narrow-body (single-aisle) jet airliner who was the first member of the A320 family – it was launched in March 1984 and first flew on 22 February 1987.

The first company to get A320 delivered was Air France. The family was pioneers of digital fly-by-wire flight control systems and side-stick controls in commercial aircraft.

The airplane is powered by two wing pylon-mounted turbofan engines and has retractable tricycle landing gear.

Also, there are two variants of Airbus A320 series, one is A320-100 and the other one is A320-200.

 

Speed of A320

Maximum Operation Mach Number of the airplane is 871 km/h

 

How many passengers can be on board?

A320 can carry up to 180 passengers, while 150 make the standard.

 

Price of an aeroplane

The price of Airbus A320 in 2017 is about $99.0 million

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