The first Airbus A321XLR could be delivered in 2023-2024

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At the IATA AGM event, which took place these days in Seoul, Christian Scherer (Airbus chief commercial officer) discussed the new A321XLR model.

Without giving firm information, he mentioned that a derivative of the current A321neo is in the pipeline. The future model A321XLR will have increased autonomy, over A321LR, but we will see it in the commercial service in about 5 years. Christian Scherer mentioned that the first Airbus A321XLR could be delivered in 2023-2024.

First Airbus A321XLR

Rumors say the new Airbus A321XLR will be announced at the Paris Air Show, which will take place between 17-23 June 2019. The XLR variant of the A321neo plane will be able to carry up to 220 of passengers over a distance of up to 9000 of kilometers.

We remind you that Airbus has already developed a derivative of A321neo and it is called A321LR. It has a range of up to 7400 kilometers. It was ETOP certified for 180 minutes.

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