Airbus A320-200

First commercial jet to feature electronic technology

Airbus A320 aircraft have been a regular feature of the Lufthansa fleet since 1989. The A320s were the first commercial jets to install the fly-by-wire electronic aircraft control system. For the captain, this revolutionary development meant using a side- stick (which replaced the control horn) to instruct the computer to fly a curve. The computer could also adjust the flaps and make sure the aircraft stuck to a previously selected flight path. This made the pilot‘s job easier and improved safety, too.

Airbus A320-200
Total 73
Length 37.6 m
Wingspan 34.1 m
Height 11.8 m
Cruising Speed 840 km/h
Max. altitude 11,900 m
Max. takeoff weight 73,500 kg
Max. landing weight 64,500 kg
Range* 3,020 km
Cabin width 3.7 m
Seats 168 or 180
First/Business/Premium/Economy (max.)** -

* with max. number of bookings
** Configuration may vary