First flying in 1987, the Airbus A320 may still seem like a new aircraft, but it is in fact over 30 years old.
While neo (new engine option) models and even plenty of classics still roll off the Toulouse production line at an impressive rate, we thought we’d take a look at some of the older examples still flying.
Many of the earliest airframes have now been retired or scrapped.
The 15 Oldest Airbus A320s Still Flying
JY-JAC (cn 0029)
ZS-GAR (cn 0053)
ZS-GAW (cn 0054)
C-FDQQ (cn 0059)
ZS-GAL (cn 0064)
ZS-GAO (cn 0067)
D-AIPA (cn 0069)
D-AIPB (cn 0070)
D-AIPC (cn 0071)
D-AIPD (cn 0072)
C-FDRH (cn 0073)
ZS-GAS (cn 0076)
ZS-GAP (cn 077)
D-AIPE (cn 078)
D-AIPF (cn 083)
How many of these have you seen?
Meanwhile, at the time of writing, the production line had reached cn 9000 and growing by many more every month.
It shows what a successful aircraft the A320 is.
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