Sharklets flight testing expands to include the A319
Airbus has widened the flight test programme for its Sharklets-equipped A320 Family with today’s maiden flight of the initial A319 incorporating these fuel-saving, performance-enhancing wingtip devices. The A319 joins A320 and A321 aircraft that have been validating the Sharklets’ efficiency, with their evaluations already demonstrating fuel consumption savings better than the original target.
Source : Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Jan 13 - 17, 2014 - National Harbor (near Washington, DC), United States