Airbus has decided
to create A321 production capabilities at its site in
By mid-2022 the current A380 Lagardère facility in
Toulouse will accommodate a digitally-enabled A321 line as a step
to modernise the A320 production system in Toulouse.
facilities will provide more flexibility for A321 production,
while keeping the overall single-aisle industrial capacity in
“We are enjoying an unprecedented high demand
for our winning A320neo Family and especially its A321 Long Range
(LR) and Xtra Long Range (XLR) derivatives,” said Michael
Schoellhorn, Airbus Chief Operating Officer. “In order to optimise
the industrial flow, we have decided to increase our global A321
production capacity and flexibility as well as to establish a next
generation Final Assembly Line in Toulouse.”
only European Final Assembly Line to assemble A321s is at Airbus’
Hamburg site. In addition, the A321 is also being assembled and
delivered from Mobile, Alabama, USA.
From 2023, the A321XLR will deliver an unprecedented
range of up to 4,700nm and 30% lower fuel burn per seat compared
with previous generation aircraft.