NEWS A320neo with LEAP- 1A engines takes to the sky for the first time

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A320neo takes to the skies with LEAP- 1A engines
The 1st #A320neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight. Enjoy this great moment and get comments from members of the flight crew.
Posted by Airbus on mercredi 20 mai 2015

The first A320neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight today in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, registration F-WNEW, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Philippe Perrin and Malcolm Ridley. Accompanying them in the cockpit was Test-Flight Engineer Jean-Michel Pin and monitoring the progress of the flight profile were the Flight-Test Engineers Tuan Do and Philippe Pupin. The flight lasted 4 hours and 25 minutes during which tests were performed to validate the aircraft’s flight envelope up to the maximum altitude (39,000ft) and test the engine speed variation (low/high) in addition to checking systems behaviour.

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