Friday, January 9, 2015

Russia extends cold weather limits for Airbus A320 family

The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee has granted approval for Airbus to operate the A320 family aircraft in extreme cold weather conditions—down to minus 54° Celsius (-65.2°F).

This certification is a major milestone for the extension of the A320 network in Russia, enabling airlines to have more flexibility in fleet planning while connecting major central hubs to the region’s northern destinations.

The extension applies to the A319, A320 and A321 aircraft equipped with CFM56-5B engines, and allows up to 120 minutes of turnaround time. There are currently more than 270 A320 family aircraft in operation with 11 Russian carriers.

(Kurt Hofmann - ATWOnline News)

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