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Airbus A321XLR First Flight

by Matt Falcus

The new ultra-long-range variant of the Airbus A321neo took to the skies for the first time on 15 June.

The A321XLR has fast become one of the best-selling aircraft of modern times, with airlines around the world looking to benefit from its abilities to link cities far distances apart without the overheads of a large widebody aircraft. Its range is expected to be 4,700nm (8,700km).

Following a period of ground tests, the aircraft, F-WXLR, made its maiden flight at Hamburg Finkenwerder airport from 11:05am local time.


This new variant is expected to enter service in 2023, with airline customers including American Airlines, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, United Airlines and Wizz Air.


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Edwardlon June 16, 2022 - 5:20 pm

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