As reported by Airbus on 29 November, the A319neo with PW1100G engines received its EASA Type Certification. This completes the programme of Type Certifications across the full A320neo Family, comprising: A320neo, A321neo and A319neo – each with P&W PW1100G and CFM LEAP-1A engine options.
After having flown with CFM engines initially, the A319neo flight-test aircraft, MSN6464, first flew with P&W engines on 25 April 2019. Thus far the aircraft has flown around 240 flight hours / 90 flights with the P&W engines.
A319neo Type Certificate comes after the certification of A319neo with CFM engines on 14 December 2018, and the certification of the corporate version ACJ319neo on 9 July 2019.
As of today in total, there are 83 A319neo orders and commitments, with further sales campaigns ongoing. After the delivery of two ACJ319neo aircraft in 2019, the deliveries of the airline version will start in 2020.
For airlines, the A319 can accommodate up to 160 passengers and can operate from short runways and high airport altitudes (“hot & high”); while in a corporate jet configuration it can fly long-range missions of up to 6,750nm.