This is a shortened, minimum change version of the A320. With virtually the same
fuel capacity as the as A320-200, and fewer passengers, the range with 124
passengers in 2-class configuration extends to 3,900 nautical miles (7200 km),
the highest in its class. The A320 and A319 are the most popular variants of
the A320 family. In 2003 easyJet took delivery of A319s with smaller galleys
(as easyJet does not serve meals) and 156 seats in a single class configuration.
To satisfy evacuation regulations additional over-wing exits were facilitated by
using the A320 center section.
The massive easyJet order of 120 A319s plus 120 options was among the biggest
aircraft sales deals in recent times. It set the precedent for other low-cost
airlines to consider the A320 family rather than the traditional choice, the
Boeing 737, new or even secondhand.
It is powered by the same types of engine as the A320. JAA certification and
service entry, with Swissair, took place in April, 1996.
This is the corporate jet version of the A319. It incorporates extra fuel tanks
which are installed in the cargo compartment giving a range of 6,500 nautical
miles (12,000 km). Upon resale the aircraft can be reconfigured as a standard
A319 by removing its extra tanks, thus maximizing its resale value. It is also
known as the ACJ, or Airbus Corporate Jet.
Seating is up to 39 passengers but may be outfitted by the customer into any
configuration. Daimler-Chrysler and PrivatAir are among its users. The A319CJ
competes with other corporate jets such as the Gulfstream V, the
Boeing 737-based BBJ, and Bombardier's Global Express. It is powered by the
same engine types as the A320.
This version features an all-business class layout with 48 seats, specifically
tailored for exclusive business class services on intercontinental routes.
The A319LR, compared to the A319CJ, has four auxiliary fuel tanks instead of six.
Typical range is 4,500 nautical miles (8300km), making it the longest range
airliner in the A320 family.
Lufthansa operates a premium business service between Germany and the USA using
a fleet of A319LRs operated by the Swiss PrivatAir.
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