Airbus has ended the conceptual design phase for the Airbus A320NEO and the A319NEO, freezing the basic definition of the aircraft. “We have confirmation of performance, all suppliers are engaged and the financial and market assumptions have been confirmed, too,” says Klaus Roewe, senior VP for the A320NEO family. “We will start to cut metal in the very near term.” Airbus launched the NEO program in December 2010 and has since received 1,425 firm orders. The first A320NEO with ...

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