The first Airbus A319neo flew from Hamburg to Toulouse for its maiden flight on 31 March.
The A319neo, the smallest of the A320 family, is powered by CFM Leap 1A engines.
The five-hour flight was piloted by experimental test pilots Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser. They were assisted in the cockpit by test-flight engineer Jean Michel Pin, while two flight test engineers, Sylvie Loisel-Labaste and David O’nions, directed the flight from the aircraft’s Test Engineer station. All systems performed as expected.
The crew assessed the general handling of the aircraft and checked the main systems. The A319neo, registered as D-AVWA, will be based in Toulouse as it completes its flight test programme