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Brand new airblue Airbus A321neo aircraft construction number 10162 at Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany.



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Brand new airblue Airbus A321neo (aircraft construction number 10162) with German registration D-AVYE for pre-delivery test flights photographed at Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany.

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Brand new airblue Airbus A321neo (aircraft construction number 10162) with German registration D-AVYE for pre-delivery test flights seen at Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany.



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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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On March 17, brand new airblue Airbus A321neo (aircraft construction number 9560) under German registration D-AZAQ performed thirty-eight minute Airbus test flight AIB560F from & to Erfurt Weimar Airport - Germany. The aircraft departed at 10:18 AM and landed at 10:57 AM.

Maximum altitude gained by the aircraft was 31,000 feet.

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Brand new airblue Airbus A321neo (aircraft construction number 10162) with German registration D-AVYE for pre-delivery test flights photographed at Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany, on March 18, 2021.

Apparently the aircraft has come out of storage.

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Brand new airblue Airbus A321neo construction number 10162 registered in Pakistan as AP-BOE. Note "BOE" on nose gear door.

The aircraft will perform pre-delivery test flights under German registration D-AVYE.

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The other airblue Airbus A321neo construction number 9560 that performed test flights under German registration D-AZAQ probably to be registered in Pakistan as AP-BOD.

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Brand new airblue Airbus A321neo construction number 10162 registered in Pakistan as AP-BOE photographed at Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany, on April 20, 2021. Note "BOE" on nose gear door.

The aircraft will perform pre-delivery test flights under German registration D-AVYE.

ImageD-AVYE // AirBlue // A321-251NX // MSN 10162 // AP-BOE by Martin Fester, on Flickr

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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On April 29, brand new airblue Airbus A321neo (aircraft construction number 10162) completed taxi check and rejected take-off (RTO) test at Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany, under German registration D-AVYE.

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The aircraft is now expected to perform its first flight under German registration D-AVYE within next few days.

It will be delivered to airblue under Pakistani registration AP-BOE.

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Brand new airblue Airbus A321neo (aircraft construction number 10162) registered in Pakistan as AP-BOE taxiing at Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany.

It will perform pre-delivery test flights under German registration D-AVYE.



Rejected take-off (RTO) test performed by brand new airblue Airbus A321neo (aircraft construction number 10162) at Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany.



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Today, brand new airblue Airbus A321neo (aircraft construction number 10162) performed its first flight under German registration D-AVYE from & to Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany.

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Will this aircraft require additional crew training for both Pilots & Cabin crew as it’s a new door confirmation ?
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Today, brand new airblue Airbus A321neo (aircraft construction number 10162) completed its first flight under German registration D-AVYE from & to Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany.

The Airbus test flight AIB162A was completed in two hours & sixteen minutes. Maximum altitude gained by the aircraft was 39,000 feet.

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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inducedrag wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:47 pm Will this aircraft require additional crew training for both Pilots & Cabin crew ?
"Although Airbus A320neo a new type of aircraft, there isn’t any major noticeable differences compared to the Airbus A320ceo. The Airbus A320neo has over 95 percent airframe commonality with the Airbus A320ceo, meaning sitting in the flight deck of a neo will have no real difference than in a A320ceo.

From a pilot’s perspective, the new engines have provided a quieter, more comfortable flight deck. In addition, there have been minor updates to the cockpit information and menu navigation within the flight management system.

Although, the operating philosophy of the A320ceo and A320neo is the same, some of the systems and procedures change in relation to the new engine, but overall the differences are not enough to require the operator to roll out a full training program for the new type. Thus an Airbus A320ceo pilot has to undergo the computer-based type difference training, to qualify for flying the Airbus A320neo.

The type difference training is related to the modifications done related to A320ceo upgrade to A320neo – the most of them are related to the power plant and associated systems. There are many limitations like weights, speeds, time for engines to warm up and cool down, ECAM actions and display properties that Airbus A320neo pilots have to be familiar with."

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Abbas Ali wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 2:19 pm
inducedrag wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:47 pm Will this aircraft require additional crew training for both Pilots & Cabin crew ?
"Although Airbus A320neo a new type of aircraft, there isn’t any major noticeable differences compared to the Airbus A320ceo. The Airbus A320neo has over 95 percent airframe commonality with the Airbus A320ceo, meaning sitting in the flight deck of a neo will have no real difference than in a A320ceo.

From a pilot’s perspective, the new engines have provided a quieter, more comfortable flight deck. In addition, there have been minor updates to the cockpit information and menu navigation within the flight management system.

Although, the operating philosophy of the A320ceo and A320neo is the same, some of the systems and procedures change in relation to the new engine, but overall the differences are not enough to require the operator to roll out a full training program for the new type. Thus an Airbus A320ceo pilot has to undergo the computer-based type difference training, to qualify for flying the Airbus A320neo.

The type difference training is related to the modifications done related to A320ceo upgrade to A320neo – the most of them are related to the power plant and associated systems. There are many limitations like weights, speeds, time for engines to warm up and cool down, ECAM actions and display properties that Airbus A320neo pilots have to be familiar with."

Info source: https://www.baatraining.com/a320-from-ceo-to-neo/
It’s a New Door Configuration there for even cabin crew will require training

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Today, brand new airblue Airbus A321neo (aircraft construction number 10162) completed its second test flight under German registration D-AVYE from & to Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany.

The Airbus test flight AIB162B was completed in thirty-eight minutes. Maximum altitude gained by the aircraft was 35,050 feet.

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