LEAP-1A-powered A319neo makes maiden flight

April 3, 2017

LEAP-1A-powered A319neo makes maiden flight

TOULOUSE, France – The first Airbus A319neo, powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine, made its maiden flight on March 31st.

The five-hour flight was used to access the general handling of the aircraft and perform a main systems check.  The engines performed flawlessly.   The A319neo, registered as D-AVWA, is the smallest member of the A320neo family and will be based in Toulouse while it completes its flight test program.

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