Airbus is targeting the end of 2010 for certification for its enhanced service goal package for A320 family aircraft. Originally certified to operate for 48,000 cycles/60,000 flight hr., the family has an initial enhanced target of 60,000 cycles/120,000 hr. and a second target of "as much as is economically feasible," Airbus said. A retrofit will be made available, Executive VP-Alain Flourens said at the manufacturer's Technical Press Briefing in Toulouse. Airbus spends more than €100 ...

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