Airbus has started working with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to have its A320 recertified for a maximum load of 186 passengers, Aviation Week has learned. Airlines are currently allowed to fly the aircraft with a maximum of 180 seats, but Airbus would like to add an extra row to further increase efficiency. The manufacturer officially says that the 186-seat configuration is “one of the things we are looking at among others,” but EASA confirms that “the process ...

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