The first ACJ319neo successfully completed a  16 hr and 10 min test-flight on 26th April, the day after its maiden flight, setting a new record for the longest A320 Family flight by an Airbus crew.

The aircraft which is due to be delivered to K5 Aviation of Germany in the coming months, flew from Toulouse to northern Greenland and back, in an endurance flight that included a simulated diversion under 180 min ETOPS rules, for which the A320 airliner family is already certificated.

K5 Aviation’s ACJ319neo is fitted with five additional centre tanks (ACTs) in its cargo-hold, and includes improvements such as a lower cabin-altitude for greater passenger comfort.