In 1983, the Airbus Industry consortium decided to use the new V2500 turbofan engine developed by the international engine building consortium International Aero Engines, formed by companies from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and Italy, on an A320 airplane. The use of this engine was supposed to expand the market for A320 aircraft. Flight tests of the aircraft with V2500-A1 engines began on July 28, 1988. The aircraft with the V2500-A1 engine, designated A320-230, was certified in Europe in April 1989, and in May the Yugoslav airline Adria Airways received the first aircraft. In the United States, this modification was certified in early July 1989.
At the end of 1993, deliveries began of the aircraft with V2527-A5 engines, which is a variant of the V2530-A5 turbofan engine used on the A321 aircraft. The aircraft is equipped with the EFIS digital avionics complex manufactured by the French company TOMCOH-CSF, which consists of six color multifunction displays for displaying navigation and navigation information, as well as data on the operation of on-board systems and warning about failures. All avionics comply with the ARINC 700 standard. Available in series since 1988.
- Modification: A320-230
- Wingspan, m: 34.09
- Aircraft Length, m: 37.57
- The height of the aircraft, m: 11.76
- Wing Area, m2: 122.60
- Weight kg: empty loaded aircraft 41800; maximum take-off 77,000
- Engine type: 2 TVD IAE V2500-A1 (V2527-A5)
- Thrust, kgf: 2 x 11350 (12030)
- Maximum speed, km / h: 930
- Cruising speed, km / h: 900
- Practical range, km: 5370
- Practical ceiling, m: 11275
- Crew: 2
- The payload of 150 passengers in a cabin of two classes or 164 passengers in an economy class or 179 maximum or 20,300 kg of cargo