Airbus has begun final assembly of the first Airbus A320neo aircraft (video)
On 17 March 2014, Airbus began final assembly of the first aircraft Airbus A320neo (new engine option), at the base of Toulouse. The merging of the front and rear fuselage sections has recently begun. Nazaire, France and Hamburg, Germany.
Once this phase is completed, the wings, engines, etc. will be fitted. In general, the final assembly of a family aircraft Airbus A320 takes about a month. On average, every seven hours an A320 family aircraft leaves one of the 3 final assembly lines from Toulouse, Hamburg or Tianjin.
The first flight of the A320neo aircraft is scheduled for Q4 2014, and the delivery of the first aircraft is scheduled in Q4 2015. aircraft Airbus A320neo come equipped with 2 state-of-the-art engines and Sharklets. The manufacturer promises that new A320neo will consume up to 15% less fuel, and CO2 emissions will be reduced by up to 3600 tonnes / aircraft per year.
From 2010 until now, the Airbus A320neo family has received orders for 2600 units from 50 customers.