OFFICIAL: Airbus A321XLR - single-aisle long-haul aircraft
At the Paris Air Show 2019, Airbus has launched the new A321XLR model. It comes to complement the range of single-aisle aircraft, which is developed around A321neo.
The new Airbus A321XLR, which I told you about from 2018, offers the highest flight range of all A321 aircraft developed by Airbus. A321XLR will be able to fly until 4700nm / 8700 km.
In a chart, Airbus exemplifies the differences in flight autonomy: A321neo + 15% A321LR + 15% A321XLR. Everything translates to lowering the operational cost by up to 30%.
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.
But it also has some important changes: an additional fuel tank, landing gear adapted to a MTOW (maximum take-off weight) of 101 tons. But it also comes with new aerodynamic optimizations, including on the wings.
The new A321XLR will be able to carry between 180 and 220 passengers in a standard configuration with 2 classes. But comfort will be increased compared to the "brotherhoods" A321neo and A321LR.
Airbus A321XLR will facilitate the opening of new routes at optimized costs. You will be able to fly from Rome to New York, from Miami to London, from Tokyo to Sydney.