An Airbus A320 with an interim upgrade between the current and new-engine-option (NEO) variants has begun flight trials with the goal of delivering the first of the aircraft to customers late next year. The effort to finally fit winglets onto the A320 began flight trials on Nov. 30, when MSN0001, the aircraft maker's single-aisle test aircraft, completed the first flight with the lift devices, which are aimed at reducing the aircraft's fuel burn up to 3.5%. The test aircraft took off ...

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