Many new commercial aircraft engines have been hit by development or in-service snags, forcing manufacturers to retrofit upgraded parts to their powerplants.
The first Airbus A321neo completed its maiden flight from Hamburg, Germany, on February 9. 2016, marking another milestone in the A320neo family programme. The aircraft, registered D-AVXB (msn 6839), completed a five-hour, 29-minute flight during which tests were performed on the engine speed variation and systems behaviour and to validate the flight envelope. The aircraft will perform a partial flight test programme in the coming months to validate the impact on handling qualities, performance and systems. The first A321neo will be delivered at the end of 2016.
The A321LR, designed to be capable of flying non-stop between Europe and the United States, has been certified and its A350-900ULR stablemate has been delivered.
The Airbus A321LR, which flew on January 31, 2018, is a higher-capacity and longer-range A321neo variant designed to serve transcontinental and transatlantic routes.
The first A321neo D-AVNO (msn 7877) fitted with the Airbus Cabin Flex layout to increase capacity to a maximum 240 passengers. Most of the A321neos ordered recently will be delivered with this configuration.
The graphic on the A321LR test aircraft D-AVZO (msn 7877) illustrates this A321neo subvariant’s range capability, but Airbus could be set to launch a further derivative with even longer range.
A321LR test aircraft D-AVZO (msn 7877) at Mahe in the Seychelles ahead of a 4,750-nautical-mile flight to Toulouse in April 2018, flown to test and demonstrate the subvariant's range capability.
The Airbus A321LR, the long-range version of the A321neo due for service entry later this year, recently undertook a 4,750 nautical mile (8,797km) flight from Mahe in Seychelles to Toulouse as part of the variant's 100-flying-hour certification testing programme. Airbus said this is a new distance record for a single-aisle narrowbody. The flight followed A321LR hot weather testing performed at Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The A321LR's certification and service entry is expected later this year.
Aer Lingus A321-253NX EI-LRA (msn 8887) is the first of eight A321LRs for the Irish carrier.
Air Astana will use seven A321 LRs on new routes to Europe and within Asia.
Air Astana A321neo P4-KDC powered by PW1100-JM engines.
Canadian carrier Air Transat has received the first of 15 Airbus A321LRs it will use for long-distance flights on thinner routes to European and Caribbean destinations. The aircraft, C-GOIE (msn 8755) is leased from AerCap. The arrival of the A321LR is part of a larger leasing deal Air Transat has with the lessor to convert to an all-Airbus fleet by 2022 as it phases out older widebody and narrowbody aircraft.
Arkia Israeli Airlines was first to introduce the A321LR with 4X-AGH (msn 8517). Further developments of the A321 to add payload and range are possible, Airbus says.
Arkia Israeli Airlines accepted A321-251NX 4X-AGH (msn 8517), the first A321LR, on November 14, 2018, but this new long-range subvariant might be followed by further A321neo development.
LOW-COST carrier Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, RP-C4118 (msn 8608).
Flynas is among the launch customers for the A321XLR.
The initial A320neo Family aircraft from the Mobile, Alabama production line was Hawaiian Airlines' A321neo N212HA (msn 8129).
A321neo - самый большой представитель новой линии лайнеров «Эрбас»
Nine Airbus A321neos have been delivered from an order for 85 jets.
An initial Airbus A321neo was handed over on June 28, 2019.
Pegasus received A321neos via Airbus' new e-Delivery process.
The first A321neo for low-cost carrier Primera Air, OY-PAA (msn 8145), departs Hamburg. Airbus is assessing the potential of ramping up A320 production to up to 70 jets a year.
Turkish Airlines was the initial customer to opt for Cabin-Flex in its A321neo, receiving TC-LSA (msn 8155, formerly D-AZAQ) in July 2018.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi was due to launch flights in October 2020, but is now reported to have delayed this until at least mid-November
Wizz Air began A320 and A321 flights to Lithuania and Romania in October 2019.
This is the first A321 to have ACF, which removes Door 2 just ahead of the wing and adds new over-wing exit
7 сентября 2017г. Airbus поставил заказчику первый самолет A321neo с редукторными двигателями Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM. Получатель воздушного судна - крупнейшая японская авиакомпания All Nippon Airways.
10 октября 2019г. Airbus поставил 1000-й самолет семейства A320neo, в которое входят три основные модели: A319neo, A320neo и A321neo. Юбилейным лайнером стал самый вместительный A321neo, собранный на авиазаводе в Гамбурге. Его получил индийский лоукостер IndiGo, который является крупнейшим заказчиком воздушных судов этого семейства (намерен получить 430 самолетов).
«Акульи плавники» - характерная особенность новых лайнеров «Эрбас»
Кабина пилотов самолета A321neo
The social area of the Four Seasons' A321LR cabin has been created by Airbus Corporate Jets in partnership with the hotel company.
A representation of the seating area designed for Four Seasons’ A321LR cabin.
The interior of Vistara’s Airbus A321neo
The long-range A321neo will be delivered in 2018.
The Airbus A321XLR, launched in June 2019, is due to enter service in 2023 and will be the longest-range single aisle airliner.
Efforts to rectify issues with the Boeing 737 MAX has meant the company has further delayed a potential launch for its New Midsize Airplane. Meanwhile, Airbus has recorded almost 500 orders for its A321XLR offering since June.
Airbus’ newly launched A321XLR will have the longest range of any single aisle airliner.
With its recent order for 50 examples, AirAsia X has taken orders for the A321XLR above the 200 mark.
Several low-cost firms have signed for A321XLRS
Airbus states the A321XLR will offer “30% lower fuel burn per seat than previous-generation competitor aircraft." JetBlue has chosen the airliner to begin transatlantic services.
The airline has converted 26 of its 85 Airbus A321neo orders to take advantage of the increased ranges offered by the A321LR and XLR variants.
Norwegian has switched 30 of its A320neo orders to the A321LR variant.
United Airlines placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A321XLRs on December 4, 2019, leading many to doubt the future viability of Boeing's proposed New Midsize Airplane (NMA).
AIRBUS HAS recently picked up more business for its A321XLR, the latest longer-range subvariant of the A321neo it launched earlier in 2019.