Sharklet A320 Will Be Baseline For NEO Version

By Max Kingsley-Jones kingsley.jones@aviationweek.com

Airbus will use the forthcoming A320 variant equipped with sharklet winglets as the benchmark or baseline airframe for the New Engine Option (NEO) derivative that is expected to be launched by year-end.

Airbus’s senior vice president flight and integration test, Fernando Alonso, says that the first production sharklet A320, which is due to fly in 2012 and deliver a 3.5% fuel ...

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