A319neo with CFM LEAP-1A engines wins joint Type Certification from FAA and EASA

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 31, 2018 11:41

A319neo with CFM LEAP-1A engines wins joint Type Certification from FAA and EASA

The A319neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines has achieved joint Type Certification from both the US FAA and European EASA airworthiness authorities. This means that now all three aircraft models – the A319neo, A320neo and A321neo – are certified by the international authorities to operate with the CFM LEAP-1A engine option.

This latest achievement follows an intensive certification flight-test programme since the A319neo’s first flight in March last year, with this variant having now accumulated over 500 flight hours. The A319neo with LEAP-1A engines is the fifth airframe/engine variant of the NEO family certified over the last three years. Its certification also paves the way for the ACJ319neo (Airbus Corporate Jet) variant to enter service with VIP operators during the first half of 2019.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 31, 2018 11:41