Posted: Thu 25th Sep 2014

Airbus A320neo takes to the skies for the first time

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014

The first A320neo to light lifted off at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 12 noon local time.

Screenshot from 2014-09-25 13:58:42

The aircraft is flown by Airbus Experimental Test Pilots Philippe Pellerin and Etienne Miche de Malleray. Accompanying them in the cockpit are Test-Flight Engineer Jean-Paul Lambert.

Monitoring the progress of the flight profile are the Flight-Test Engineers Manfred Birnfeld and Sandra Bour-Schaeffer.

This aircraft, MSN6101 with registration F-WNEO, started assembly in March of this year, followed by roll-out in July.

Since then, it has undergone various checks and ground tests in preparation for the first flight today.

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