Airbus’ Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM-equipped A320neo (new engine option) version received dual Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24 November 2015.
Relive the highlights of the rigorous flight test campaign, which accumulated over 1,070 flight test hours for three A320neo aircraft.
The certification programme tested the aircraft’s airframe and systems well beyond design limits to ensure all air worthiness criteria were successfully met.
Airbus’ A320neo receives double “seal of approval”
The A320neo’s airworthiness certification from European and American aviation authorities – both achieved in November 2015 – cleared the path for this best-selling single-aisle aircraft’s commercial service entry.
In this video, Airbus Senior Vice President A320 Family Programme Klaus Roewe explains how the certification process works.