With the A321 XLR, Airbus takes off under the nose of a Boeing

"It's a monster!!!" dropped, in awe, Vincent Hodder, president and CEO of the airline Level, in may last, referring to a future version in the very long radi

With the A321 XLR, Airbus takes off under the nose of a Boeing

"It's a monster!!!" dropped, in awe, Vincent Hodder, president and CEO of the airline Level, in may last, referring to a future version in the very long radius of action (distance travelled in flight) Airbus A321. The european aerospace giant has struck a great blow, as on the opening day of the paris air Show on Monday 17 June. It has announced the commercial launch of the airbus A321 aircraft XLR which has its first customer, the lessor, Air Lease Corp. The latter has signed a letter of intent for 27 A321 XLR. In total, Airbus is expected to announce this week, some 200 orders for the new version supercharged the A321, the best-selling A320 family.

This device, capable of crossing most of 8704 km, a distance of about 15% higher than the LR version of the A321, while consuming 30 % less fuel per seat than the aircraft of the older generation, tackles, with his 180 to 220 seats, the segment said "mid-market" as was previously the Boeing 757. Estimated to be between 4000 and 5000 ...

Updated Date: 18 June 2019, 00:00

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