Airbus ACJ319neo completes first flight

The Airbus ACJ319neo taking off on its first flight. Photo: © Airbus

The ACJ319neo aircraft, which is the business jet variant of the Airbus A319neo, has successfully conducted its first flight on Wednesday, lasting about one hour and 55 minutes.

The aircraft will be delivered to the German K5 Aviation and equipped with a VIP-cabin by Fokker Techniek in the Netherlands after delivery.

Airbus said it received a total of 14 corporate jet orders and commitments for ACJ320neo family aircraft, including orders from Acropolis Aviation, Comlux, K5 Aviation and other undisclosed clients. According to the European aircraft manufacturer, about 200 Airbus corporate jets (ACJ) are in service worldwide.

First PW-powered A319neo performs maiden flight

Just one day later, on Thursday, the first Airbus A319neo with Pratt & Whitney GTF engines performed its first flight. The A319neo is the smallest member of the A320neo family and is already available with CFM Leap-1A engines. It received a joint type certificate from the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and the FAA (United States Federal Aviation Administration) in December 2018.

Read more: In January, Airbus delivered the first ACJ320neo aircraft to a customer.