Seychelles - Toulouse with Airbus A321LR, nonstop flight for 11 hours

Seychelles - Toulouse with Airbus A321LR, nonstop flight for 11 hours

Today, 30 March 2018, the new A321LR has set a new record for a single-aisle aircraft. He flew nonstop on the Seychelles - Toulouse route.

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On 31 January 2018, the first A321LR successfully operated the first flight! By increasing the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) to 97 tons and mounting the al-3lea fuel tank (ACT), the Airbus A321LR can have a flight range of up to 4.000nm (7.400 km).

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Seychelles - Toulouse with Airbus A321LR

It is a plane configured for long-haul flights. And today, 30 March 2017, the new Airbus A321LR has shown that it can fly non-stop between Seychelles and Toulouse. The flight duration was 10 hours and 50 minutes, and the distance traveled was over 7600 kilometers, above the limit initially announced by Airbus.

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On board were 11 technicians, 5 crew members and 165 mannequins, the equivalent of 180 passengers on a regular commercial flight.

A321LR (Long Range) is a modified A321neo. An additional tank was fitted, the maximum take-off weight was increased from 93.5 to 97 tonnes, the front door was removed from the engines and 2 emergency exits were added above the wings.

The new A321LR will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. And, obviously, it can carry up to 240 of passengers over a maximum distance of 7400 of kilometers, the greatest autonomy of flight for a single-aisle aircraft.

We remind you that, in mid-February, the first Airbus A321LR flew nonstop on the Paris - New York route,

A321LR seems to be the AS of the sleeve for medium and long flights at the lowest costs, a market segment left uncovered. This type of plane could fly without problems on the Lisbon - Recife (Brazil) routes; Dubai - Beijing; Singapore - Sydney; Kuala Lumpur - Tokyo. But just as well, it could fly Paris - New York, London - Miami and more.

With the operation of this long-haul 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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