The Airbus A320 family of short- to medium-range commercial passenger airliners are manufactured by Airbus. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. First delivered in 1988, the A320 pioneered the use of digital fly-by-wire flight control systems in a commercial aircraft. With more than 3,000 aircraft of the A320 family built, it is the second best-selling jet airliner family of all time after the family's primary competition, the Boeing 737.
The A319 is a shortened derivative of the highly successful A320, it is shorter by seven fuselage frames and otherwise almost identical in all other aspects.
In 1991 the Company’s Flight Controls Division was selected to supply the Slat and Flap Control Computer (SFCC) for the Airbus Industrie A321. The A321 is a stretched A320 carrying 186 passengers in twin class, and the A321 SFCC is an uprated version of the successful A320 box.
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Years Manufactured: 1986 - Present
Platform Type: Fixed Wing, Passenger
Initial Maker: Airbus Industries
Current Maker: Airbus Industries