US and European regulators have approved the CFM International-powered Airbus A319neo, clearing the aircraft type’s way for an initial delivery early next year in a corporate configuration. Approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA comes following a 500-hr. flight-test program since the variant’s first fight in March 2017. Offered with a choice of CFM Leap-1A or Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines, the A319neo is easily the laggard among A320neo-family ...

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