a320The Airbus A320 family consists of four major hulls. The A320 is the base model of this family, both A318 and A319 belong to them as also the longer version A321.

The names of the airvcraft correspond to the length of the hull. All aircraft are midrange planes for the commercial aviation. The first A320 was delivered 1988. It was the first aircraft ever using a fly by wire system.

Up to now 6321 aircraft have been sold and 3824 delivered – 3778 are still flying. This is one of the most succesfull storys in aviation industry. The final assembly was done in Touluose, since March 2008 they are also being assembled in Hambur Finkenwerder.

All other models are assembled in Hamburg Finkenwerder. A new assembly line for four aircraft / month is being prepared in China.