Airbus A320neo Prepares for First Flight in September 2014

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The assembly of Airbus first A320neo has been completed 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 its ground tests to prepare for first flight.

The flight test campaign for the A320neo will kick-off in September 2014, paving the way for entry into service in Q4 2015.

The A320neo new engine option incorporates many innovations, including latest generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices, which Airbus says will together deliver 15% in fuel savings and a reduction of 3,600 tonnes of C02 per aircraft per year.

Airbus has received a total of nearly 2,700 orders received for the A320neo Family from more than 50 customers since its launch in 2010.

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