Airbus cuts metal on 1st A320neo

The first “cutting of metal” for the Airbus A320neo has taken place in Toulouse, with the first engine pylon component being machined at the “Saint-Eloi” Airbus dedicated pylon and nacelle factory.

The new pylon for the A320neo retains high commonality with the existing A320’s pylon design, while also incorporating more titanium as well as some advanced architectures developed for the A380 pylon. In addition, the new component also features an advanced aft-pylon-fairing concept specifically tailored for the more fuel efficient neo engines.

The Airbus Saint-Eloi site specialises in the design, manufacturing, assembly, equipping and testing of engine pylons and design and manufacturing of titanium nacelle parts for all the aircraft in the Airbus family.

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