Airbus A321LR operated the first transatlantic flight on the Paris - New York route

Airbus A321LR operated the first transatlantic flight on the Paris - New York route

Last week, Airbus passed another important event in its account. The first Airbus A321LR operated the first transatlantic flight on the Paris - New York route.

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At the end of January, the first Airbus A321LR successfully operated the first flight from aviation history.

Airbus A321LR operated the first transatlantic flight

A few days later, the first Airbus A321LR successfully operated the first transatlantic flight on the Paris - New York route. After all, this plane was designed.

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The flight was part of the test campaign of the new A321LR (Long Range) aircraft, which demonstrates the ability to operate North Atlantic flights. The aircraft took off from Paris-Le Bourget Airport and landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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The Airbus A321LR (MSN7877) aircraft is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, and the 2 emblematic monuments of Paris and New York, the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower are painted on the fuselage.

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First Airbus A321LR

Airbus A321LR is part of the famous A320 family, but comes with enhanced performance. The A321 Long Range can have a range of up to 7400 of non-stop kilometers. Certainly Airbus A321LR will be fond of many airlines eager to operate somewhat longer routes, but who do not want to buy widebody aircraft.

Airlines can customize the A321LR in a two-class configuration that offers increased comfort on long flights. Or in a single class of 240 seats, a low-cost version.

With the operation of this transatlantic flight, Airbus A321LR is approaching with rapid certification steps, and in Q4 2018 will be delivered the first aircraft of this type.

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