Airbus' ACJ319neo corporate jet makes maiden flight
TOULOUSE, France - The ACJ319neo successfully completed a first flight lasting one hour and 55 minutes on Wednesday. The first test begins a short flight-test program to verify its corporate jet features – such as the extra fuel tanks in its cargo-hold, which enable intercontinental range. The A319neo is the smallest member of the A320neo family.
Built for K5 Aviation of Germany, the aircraft will be outfitted with a VVIP cabin by Fokker Techniek in the Netherlands after delivery. The ACJ319neo is derived from the A320neo Family of airliners, and features new engines and wingtip-mounted Sharklets.
K5 Aviation’s ACJ319neo is fitted with five additional center tanks (ACTs) in its cargo-hold, and includes improvements such as a lower cabin-altitude for greater passenger comfort.
Corporate jet orders and commitments for ACJ320neo Family-derived aircraft now total 14.
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