Airbus A321XLR (Xtra Long Range) with super autonomy already flies

Deepak Gupta June 16, 2022
Updated 2022/06/16 at 4:47 PM

The A321XLR further expands the offer of single-aisle aircraft, as Airbus’ next evolutionary step towards the A321neo.

The first Airbus A321XLR (Xtra Long Range) performed its first successful flight. The MSN 11000 aircraft took off from Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport at 11:05 hrsCEST (10:05 pm PT) for a test flight that lasted approximately 4 hours and 35 minutes. Find out more news.

A321XLR offers a range of 8700km

The A321XLR represents a revolutionary step within the A320neo family of single-aisle aircraft. A narrow-body aircraft or single-aisle aircraft is a commercial aircraft arranged along a single aisle, allowing up to 6 seats side-by-side in a cabin less than 4 meters (13 feet) wide.

This new aircraft meets a set of market requirements for a aircraft with greater range and payload, creating more value for airlines by enabling economically viable services on longer routes than any other model.

The new single-aisle A321XLR model offers a range of up to 4,7000nm (8,700km), with 30% reduction in fuel consumption per seat when compared to aircraft of previous generations, as well as the reduction of NOX and noise emissions.

As of the end of May 2022, the A320neo family has received more than 8,000 orders from 130 customers worldwide. The A321XLR has already accumulated 500 orders from 20 customers.

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