Pratt-powered A321neo gains type certification

Type certification has been granted to the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered Airbus A321neo by the European Aviation Safety Agency and US Federal Aviation Administration.

Disclosing the approval, Airbus says the aircraft had completed a certification programme accumulating over 350 flight hours across more than 130 flights, validating the airframe and systems "well beyond their design limits" to ensure the jet met all airworthiness criteria.

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"The campaign also confirmed the aircraft is meeting its performance targets in terms of fuel burn and range," adds Airbus.

The CFM International Leap-1A-powered version of the A321neo will be certificated "in the coming months", the airframer indicates.

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