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02 JUNE, 2019 BY: MAX KINGSLEY-JONES Airbus says it could deliver an extended-range “A321XLR” derivative within five years, but is yet to formally confirm the status of the project. Speaking at the IATA AGM in Seoul, Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer hinted at plans for “extended-range versions [plural]” of the A321 in its single-aisle line-up. Asked when such a derivative could be available for delivery, he said: “The earliest you can expect any new versions of an A321 with some serious work done on it would be the 2023-24 timeframe.” Airbus is widely expected to ann
09/12/2019 SKY, a Chilean-based ultra-low-cost carrier, has signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for 10 A321XLRs. The airline will expand its international route network with the new aircraft. The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step in the A320neo/A321neo Family, meeting market requirements for increased range and payload in a single-aisle aircraft. The A321XLR will deliver an unprecedented narrow-body airliner range of up to 4,700nm, with 30% lower fuel consumption per seat compared with previous-generation competitor jets, allowing airlines to expand networks by making n
United Airlines Holdings Inc. is nearing an order for its first long-range Airbus SE A321neo jets, people familiar with the matter said, dealing a new setback to rival Boeing Co. as the U.S. planemaker struggles through the grounding of its 737 Max. The Airbus sale is for 50 of the European company’s A321XLR jets, with deliveries to begin in 2024, said the people, who asked not to be named because the talks are private. Valued at $7.1 billion before customary discounts, United’s order would expand the U.S. foothold of a single-aisle variant capable of handling North Atlantic r