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Airbus to Launch A321XLR in 2023

Airbus is to launch a new aircraft, adding even more range and payload to the popular A321neo Family.

Starting from 2023, the A321XLR will deliver a range of up to 4,700nm – 15% more than the A321LR.

With this added range, airlines will be able to operate a lower-cost single-aisle aircraft on longer and less heavily travelled routes – many of which can now only be served by larger and less efficient wide-body aircraft.

Airbus is to launch a new aircraft, adding even more range and payload to the popular A321neo Family. Starting from 2023, the A321XLR will deliver a range of up to 4,700nm – 15% more than the A321LR. With this added range, airlines will be able to operate a lower-cost single-aisle aircraft on longer and less heavily travelled routes – many of which can now only be served by larger and less efficient wide-body aircraft. Click to enlarge.

The differences between the A321XLR and the A321LR include: the new permanent Rear Centre Tank (RCT) for more fuel volume; a modified landing gear for an increased maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 101 metric tonnes; and an optimised wing trailing-edge flap configuration to preserve the same take-off performance and engine thrust requirements as today’s A321neo.

 In particular, the new optimised RCT holds more fuel than several optional Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs) did previously, while taking up less space in the cargo hold – thus freeing-up underfloor volume for additional cargo and baggage on long range routes.

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