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.
|Cruising Speed||840 km/h|
|Max. altitude||12,100 m|
|Max. takeoff weight||73,500 kg|
|Max. landing weight||64,500 kg|
|Cabin width||3.7 m|
* with max. number of bookings
** Configuration may vary