AirAsia is targeting Airbus A321LR

AirAsia is targeting Airbus A321LR

According to a CAPA Center for Aviation report, AirAsia is negotiating to adjust its order for 100 of A330-900 aircraft. He wants to convert 40 among them into the new A320neo and A321LR.

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Airbus has launched the new generation of Airbus A320neo aircraft, including the A321neo and A321LR models. The latter is worthy of a long-haul plane, even if it has only one corridor and can carry up to 240 passengers. In March 2018, Airbus A321LR flew nonstop in the direction of Seychelles - Toulouse. It was a flight of 11 hours and traveled 7610 kilometers.

A321LR (Long Range) is a modified A321neo. An additional tank was fitted, the maximum take-off weight was increased from 93.5 to 97 tons, the front door was removed from the engines and 2 emergency exits were added over the wings, thus increasing to 5 emergency exits on each side. .

AirAsia is targeting Airbus A321LR

According to a CAPA Center for Aviation report, AirAsia is negotiating to adjust its order for 100 of A330-900 aircraft. He wants to convert 40 among them into the new A320neo and A321LR. Aircraft would enter the fleets of Thai AirAsia X and Malaysia AirAsia X. Subsidiaries. Following that, AirAsia X, a low-cost air carrier for long-haul flights, will receive the remainder of the A330-900 aircraft order.

Apparently A321LR is competing with A330neo. But Airbus has announced that it will increase the MTX A330neo (maximum allowable take-off mass) to 251 tonnes and flight range up to 13300 kilometers.

The new adjustments will facilitate direct flights operated by AirAsia X with A330neo from Kuala Lumpur to London. While A321LR will be effective on flights from the Asia-Pacific region.

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