Airbus A320-251N (D-AVVB / MSN 6642) from Airbus Industrie at Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport (Airbus' Hamburg facility, Germany)
Note: This is the 2nd NEO (New Engine Option) prototype, hence the slogan "unbeatable fuel efficiency" .. especially without engines at all...
The Airbus A320neo family is a series of airliners developed since December 2010 by Airbus, with the suffix "neo" meaning "new engine option".
It is the last step of the A320 Enhanced (A320E) modernisation programme, which was started in 2006. The A320neo replaces the original A320 family, which is now referred to as A320ceo, for "current engine option". In addition to the new engines, the modernisation programme also included such improvements as: aerodynamic refinements, large curved winglets (SharkLets), weight savings, a new aircraft cabin with larger hand luggage spaces, and an improved air purification system. Customers will have a choice of either the CFM International LEAP-1A or
the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines.
The first A320neo rolled out of the Airbus factory in Toulouse (France) on 1 July 2014. The first flight of the aircraft took place on 25 September 2014.
A joint type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration was received on 24 November 2015.
On 25 January 2016 the A320neo entered service with Lufthansa, the type's launch customer.