American Airlines has ordered 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft
The largest airline in the world, American Airlines, placed an order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. The contract includes the conversion of 30 of A321neo aircraft (already ordered) plus the additional order for 20 of A321XLR aircraft.
Airbus A321XLR is the aircraft with the highest autonomy in the category "single-aisle airplanes". A321XLR offers the highest flight range of all A321 aircraft developed by Airbus, up to 4700nm / 8700 km.
Airbus A321XLR for American Airlines
Thus, American Airlines will be able to develop new routes between destinations on the East Coast of the United States and medium-sized cities in Europe.
With minor changes, A321XLR has MTOW at 101 tons without sacrificing performance. Airbus A321XLR (Xtra Long Range) is expected in 2023. It will provide increased comfort for passengers eager to travel long distances. It benefits from all the technologies developed and encountered in the A321neo and A321LR models.