Airbus: A321XLR brings 30% cut in fuel burn

Monday, 17. June 2019 14:12

Airbus SE unveiled the new subtype of its A321neo on Monday at the Paris Air Show and promised it would have "an unprecedented" range – 4,700 nautical miles, when it is launched in 2023. A321XLR is designed to beat the A321LR by 15%, the aerospace giant claimed and added value creation includes a drop of 30% in fuel consumption per seat from the previous generation.

"With this added range, airlines will be able to operate a lower-cost single-aisle aircraft on longer and less heavily traveled routes – many of which can now only be served by larger and less efficient wide-body aircraft. This will enable operators to open new world-wide routes such as India to Europe or China to Australia, as well as further extending the family’s non-stop reach on direct transatlantic flights between continental Europe and the Americas," the statement said.

The new model has a rear center tank and upgrades allow maximum takeoff weight of 101 metric tons.

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