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Aircraft of the Day

04/03/2011

Airbus A320

Claim to Fame

The Airbus A320 is a popular short to medium range airliner developed to compete against the Boeing 737 and DC-9. Depending on configuration and model, it can carry up to 180 passengers 3700 miles. The A320 was one of the first commercial airliners to use digital fly-by-wire systems and a side stick controller.

Interesting Airbus A320 Fact

A320 components are built all over Europe and transported in an A300-600ST for assembly in Toulouse, France.

Quick Airbus A320 Specs

Year Introduced1988
Number Built4582
Cruise Speed511 mph
Useful Load76,000 lb
Wing Span
Seats180
Range3200 nm
Rate of Climb