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Airbus A320-214

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Brussels, 16 March 2015 - Today Brussels Airlines & Moulinsart unveiled someting never seen before: An Airbus A320 with a livery inspired by the Belgian cartoon character Tintin.
Both Belgian companies have worked several months on this unique project, based on the original drawings by the hand of Herg. The result is a 37m long black shark, based on Professor Calculu's shark submarine from the Tintin adventure, Red Rackham's treasure. The aircraft was baptized "Rackham". On the fuselage we read:"We fly you to the home of Tintin" For the painting of the aircraft, Brussels Airlines worked with aircraft paint artist Andre Eisele. The entire paint job took 1500 man hours in total, 360 liters of paint, 10 days, 22 painters per day and 5 km of tape.
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Aircraft Data

The A320 is a twin engine short to medium range airliner. It was the first narrow body airliner produced by Airbus and first to use a fly-by-wire control system, with electronic cockpit and side-stick controller. Developed into a family of airliners.

The -200 was the definitive production version of the A320, with better range/payload performance compared to the series 100. Weights and engine thrusts were all increased.

Summary data for Airbus A320 200
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
France1987300030002150 - 179


2 x CFM CFM56 (18500 - 34000 lbf) or IAE International Aero Engines V2500 (22000 - 33000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Typical engine choices would be the CFM56-5B4 at 27000lb thrust or the V2500-A5 at 26500lb.


Dimensions for Airbus A320 200
Length123 ft. 3 in.
Wing Span111 ft. 10 in.
Height38 ft. 10 in.
Empty Weight92,980 lbs.
Max Weight169,755 lbs.


Performance of Airbus A320 200
Max Speed487 kts
Cruise Speed454 kts
Ceiling40,000 ft.
Normal Range2,615nm
Max Range3,045nm (Performance figures for the A320-200 with CFM56 engines.)

Updated 23rd June 2012

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Airbus A320-214

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