On the first morning of the 53rd Paris Airshow in Le Bourget, Airbus announced the A321XLR, with deliveries started in 2023. The launch customer will be Air Lease Corporation.
The A321XLR is a further extended range of the A321neo family, expanding from A321LR's capabilities by 15%, which was first delivered earlier this year. This latest version offers an increased area of up to 4,700 nm / 8,700 km. Airbus claims that it will provide a 30% increase in fuel efficiency per day. Seat than current generation aircraft (probably quoting Boeing 757).
The improved range comes from a new, larger rear center fuel tank, improved landing gear to support an increased maximum starting weight of up to 1
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