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A320 Mtow Increased To 78 Tonnes?  
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7326 times:

I've always thought that the A320's highest MTOW option is 77 tonnes. However, it seems that Airbus has quietly introduced a 78 tonne version. It's listed in the weight charts only, not in the payload-range ones.

See page 29, WV015:

http://www.content.airbusworld.com/S...a/docs/AC/DATA_CONSULT/AC_A320.pdf

Can anyone confirm this?



BTW, it's odd that IAE V2500-A1 engines seem to provide about 150 NM more range at max. payload than the newer -A5 version. See pages 50 and 51 of the above document. Can anyone explain?


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User currently offlineIFixPlanes From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7298 times:



Quoting A342 (Thread starter):
I've always thought that the A320's highest MTOW option is 77 tonnes. However, it seems that Airbus has quietly introduced a 78 tonne version. It's listed in the weight charts only, not in the payload-range ones.
...

Take a lock at the TCDS Page 10/65.



never tell an engineer he is wrong ;-)
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7274 times:



Quoting IFixPlanes (Reply 1):
Take a lock at the TCDS Page 10/65.

So it is available with IAE engines only. Now my questions are: Which airlines operate their A320s at this weight, and what kind of payload-range gain does it provide?



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User currently offlineMercure1 From French Polynesia, joined Jul 2008, 1599 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6978 times:

I believe JBU has a few of these new A320 hiGW

User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6433 times:

Here we go!

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...eviation-to-offer-higher-mtow.html

"Airbus says the upgrade - available on later examples of the A320 as well as the A319-based Airbus Corporate Jetliner"

An A319 with a 78-tonee MTOW would really kick ass in terms of payload-range, don't you think?



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6303 times:



Quoting Mercure1 (Reply 3):
I believe JBU has a few of these new A320 hiGW

None exist yet. It just became available for offer.

NS


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