What Is an Airbus A319?


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The Airbus A319 is a single-aisle aircraft that is a shortened-fuselage version of the Airbus A320. With versatile seat layouts, the airliner has a seating capacity of 124 passengers with significant overhead stowage and low noise levels. All cabin-related tasks are digitally controlled.

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Launched at the Paris Air Show in 1993, the A319 features navigation technology that enables a continuous descent approach and removes the necessity of flying holds. This results in reduced fuel burn and less engine thrust. The airliner also uses large wingtip devices called “sharklets” that reduce fuel costs by up to 4 percent. Additionally, the A319neo variant offers a more fuel-efficient engine option and a higher seating capacity of up to 156 passengers.

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