Airbus A319

Airbus A319

Airbus A319 is a narrow body, twin-engine, short to medium range, jet airliner manufactured by Airbus.

A319 is part of the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. The shorter fuselage variant of A320 was developed as A319 whereas the stretched variant was developed as A321.

Airbus A319 entered into service in 1996 with Swissair. As of january 2019, more than 1,480 A319 have been built.

Manufacturer: Airbus
Country: Multi-national (Europe)
Price: US$ 89.6 million
Produced: 1994-Present

Airbus A319 Specifications

Length: 33.84 m (111 ft 0 in)
Seating: 124-156
MTOW: 75.5 t (166,000 lb)
Range: 3,750 nmi (6,940 km)
Engine: 2X CFM56-5B, IAE V2500A5

A319 Variants

  • Airbus A319 CJ
  • A319neo
  • A319 MPA
  • A319 LR

Interesting Facts

The A319 is a shortened version of the Airbus A320. The A319 fuselage has the same cross-sectional dimensions as the A320 but 3.73 meters shorter. The A319 uses the same engine as the A320 and has a take-off thrust of 97.8 kN to 104.5 kN. Many parts of the aircraft use composite materials, such as front landing gear doors, carbon brake discs, fairings, cabin floors, etc. The use of composites instead of metal in these parts are touted to help in the weight reduction in the range of 20% to 25%. As a result, the weight reduction achieved for the entire aircraft is around 800 kg.

Incident

On May 14, 2018, Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 was flying from Chongqing to Lhasa (China). After taking off, the aircraft normally climbed to an altitude of 9800 meters. When flying through the Chengdu air traffic control area, the front windshield of the right seat of the aircraft cockpit suddenly broke and fell off, causing the aircraft cabin to loose pressure and the passenger oxygen mask fell. The incident caused damage to some equipment in the cockpit, and the first officer and a flight attendant suffered minor injuries.