The Airbus A320 has a capacity of 150 to 180 passengers depending on the cabin layout. The two-class cabin configuration seats 150 passengers, while the high-density setup holds 180 travelers.
Manufacturers designed the A320 to fly short to medium routes up to 3,500 nautical miles. The general cabin configuration consists of 26 rows with three seats on either side of the single isle.
The A320 is the first aircraft to use a computerized, fly-by-wire system that requires the pilot to input information into the computer, which then flies the plane. The computer also makes automatic adjustments necessary to stabilize the plane. The fly-by-wire system reduces pilot error. The Airbus A320 first flew in February 1987.