As a shortened-fuselage version of Airbus’ A320 cornerstone single-aisle jetliner, the A319 continues to prove its versatility – enabling carriers around the world to benefit from the aircraft’s range options and seat layout flexibility.   In addition to the standard 124-seat configuration with a range of up to 3,740 nautical miles, Airbus offers an option with a seating capacity of up to 156 passengers – a version that is being ordered by an increasing number of low-cost airlines.

The A319 has the same optimised cabin cross-section as the other A320 Family members – which is the widest single-aisle fuselage on the market and sets the standa

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rds for passenger cabin adaptability in this segment.  This allows for top-of-the-range comfort with generous seat width, or an extra-wide aisle for fast turnarounds.


A new cabin interior introduced by Airbus for the A320 Family ensures the A319 meets the needs of airline travellers today and tomorrow, bringing passenger comfort to a new level for its category.  It provides a fresh new look, significant increase in overhead stowage, a noticeable reduction in noise, and options for ambience lighting – all with lower weight. Facilit

ating the A319’s onboard operational effectiveness is its digital cabin management system, which controls cabin-related tasks ranging from interior lighting, pre-recorded messages and emergency evacuation signalling to potable water management.  It also can perform the checkout of all service units from a single point. Below the main deck, an unmatched cargo capability results from the A320 Family’s wider fuselage – enhanced by its containerised cargo loading system that is unique in its aircraft category and is compatible with the airline industry’s freight system for 


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Advanced navigation technology developed for the A320 Family is available on the A319.  The use of RNP-AR (Required Navigation Precision – Authorisation Required) procedures combined with RTA (Required Time of Arrival) operations eliminates the need for holds during a flight, and enables a continuous descent approach.  The net benefits are lower noise and reduced fuel burn, as less engine thrust is required.

The A319 shares the same fly-by-wire flight controls and state-of-the-art cockpit as the other A320 Family members, profiting from the unique benefits of Airbus operational commonality.  All of these aircraft – the A318, A319, A320 and A321 – share the same pilot type rating.  With only minimal additional training, A320 Family-rated pilots can quickly transition to Airbus’ widebody jetliners.

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