A342
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A320 Mtow Increased To 78 Tonnes?

Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:57 pm

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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RE: A320 Mtow Increased To 78 Tonnes?

Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:14 pm



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.
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Take a lock at the TCDS Page 10/65.
never tell an engineer he is wrong ;-)
 
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RE: A320 Mtow Increased To 78 Tonnes?

Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:29 pm



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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RE: A320 Mtow Increased To 78 Tonnes?

Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:06 am

I believe JBU has a few of these new A320 hiGW
 
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RE: A320 Mtow Increased To 78 Tonnes?

Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:50 am

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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RE: A320 Mtow Increased To 78 Tonnes?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:01 am



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

None exist yet. It just became available for offer.

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