Tag: A321LR

Azores Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A321LR

Reading Time: 1 minute Azores Airlines, the Azores archipelago-based carrier, has taken delivery of its first of three A321LRs to be leased from Air Lease Corporation “ALC”, becoming the latest operator of the long-range single-aisle aircraft. Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, the Azores Airlines’ A321LR comprises 190 seats in a two-class configuration (16 Business class seats and 174 seats […]

Officially: Airbus Launches A321XLR

Reading Time: 1 minute It has finally happened. On the first day of Paris Air Show 2019, Airbus officially unveiled its long-awaited new long-range A321neo, officially designated the A321XLR. The A321XLR is a further extended range version of the A321neo family, expanding from the capabilities of the A321LR by 15%, which was first delivered earlier this year. Airbus revealed […]

JetBlue Considers Airbus A321XLR Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute JetBlue, an American low-cost airline headquartered in New York City, revealed considering the extended range Airbus A321XLR aircraft to fly to Europe, Reuters reports. Currently the airline has 60 Airbus A220-300 and 85 Airbus A321neo aircraft. According to the airline’s CEO, Robin Hayes, JetBlue intends to convert 13 of A321neo into longer-range aircraft A321LR, as […]

Airbus Delivers First A321LR to Canada’s Air Transat

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Transat, a Canadian leisure and holiday travel airline, took delivery of its first Airbus A321LR aircraft. The A321LR is one of 15 the Montreal-based carrier is scheduled to receive. Air Transat leases the A321LR from AerCap. Air Transat plans to use the A321LR for long-distance flights out of Canada, principally on more extended, thinner […]

First Airbus A321LR to TAP Air Portugal

Reading Time: 1 minute Lisbon-based TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of its first of twelve A321LRs on order, becoming the first airline to operate a combined A330neo and A321LR fleet. Powered by CFM engines, TAP’s A321LR is configured with 171 seats (16 full flat Business, 48 Eco Premium and 107 Ecomomy seats). The combination of the A321LR and […]

Qatar Airways: A321LR Over A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways has announced that it will convert 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on order to the Airbus A321LR (long range) variant of the A320 family. The A321LR is a type of A321neo, which has extra fuel tanks as well as a higher maximum take-off weight to give the aircraft additional range. Qatar Airways […]

World’s First A321LR Goes to Arkia Israeli Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Tel Aviv-based Arkia Israeli Airlines has taken delivery of its first A321LR, becoming the launch operator of the world’s most capable large single-aisle aircraft ever. Powered by LEAP CFM motors, Arkia’s A321LR fleet will be configured with 220 seats in a single-class layout. The A321LR is the latest version of the A321 Family and allows operators the […]

A321LR “Goes Long” with Record-Breaking Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The A321LR variant of Airbus’ A321 jetliner underscored its impressive range with a record-breaking flight from Mahé in the Seychelles islands to Toulouse, France – covering a total distance of 4,750 nautical miles in 11 hours. This milestone was reached in late March as part of the A321LR’s 100-hour flight test and certification programme. To […]

Airbus’ A321LR Goes the Distance to Open New Horizons For Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes The best-selling A320 Family marked a new milestone with Paris-to-New York nonstop flight flown by the A321LR – demonstrating this jetliner version’s ability to serve new markets and operate on heavily-travelled North Atlantic routes with the highest levels of efficiency and comfort. The LR designation is for ‘long range’ and with good reason: the A321LR […]

First A321LR Takes to The Skies for Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The first A321LR (Long Range) has taken off on its maiden flight from Hamburg Germany at 11:06 hrs local time, commencing its flight test programme. The aircraft, MSN7877, is powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft’s crew comprised: Experimental Test Pilots Yann Beaufils and Peter Lofts as well as Flight Test Engineers Frank Hohmeister, Jim […]