Announced in 2019, the A321XLR extends the availability of the single-aisle jet to a new range of more than 3,500 km and a total capacity of 4,300 miles. It is the longest range single aisle airliner. The A321XLR cabin is configured in a single-aisle layout with a high level of comfort and convenience for all passengers and features cabin elements that offer benefits to passengers and differentiation to airlines. This Airbus family comprises four aircraft that share the same cockpit, fly the same operations and share the same cabin layout as the A320. A321XLR like others in the family share the same cockpit ergonomics with Airbus wide-body aircraft.
The A330, A340 and A380 offer advantages and similarities across the Airbus product line. The A320 Family has responded to the need to reduce operating costs that only a new generation of aircraft can offer. Fly-by-wire technology was pioneered in the A320 Family and later applied to other Airbus wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A350-300 and Airbus A380.
|Performance of A318 and A320|
It was only 5 years back when Airbus registered success with another aircraft in Airbus A320 family i.e.A318. The A318 retains all the advantages of the A320 Family while offering highly efficient operation in the lower number of seat category. The A318 has a shorter fuselage than the A320 product line and made its first flight in 2015. Now with A321XLR similar market high is expected.
The A321s offer 36 seats more than the A320, significantly reducing the cost of introducing a new type to the fleet. A320 the base for this family entered service in April 1988 and quickly established itself as one of the most successful single-seat aircraft in the world.
What Airbus says on A321XLR:
- The latest evolution of the A321neo with 4,700nm range
- Bringing 30% lower fuel burn per seat than previous-generation aircraft
- Combining single-aisle economics with long-haul widebody cabin comfort
- Airspace cabin for best travel experience
What can A321XLR’s do?
- non-stop transatlantic flights between continental Europe and America
- non-stop India to Europe
- non-stop China to Australia and this list in non conclusive
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