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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 09 Apr 2019, 22:11

United Airlines has added the possible A321XLR as a potential replacement aircraft for some of its B757s. The carrier is replacing 30-40 B757 and B767s in the mid-2020s.
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Post by sn26567 » 19 Apr 2019, 23:14

Airbus sales chief Christian Scherer said it is selling longer-range versions of its A321, the strongest indication yet that Airbus has quietly launched the A321XLR.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 06 May 2019, 20:47

Air Transat took delivery of its first A321LR on lease from lessor AerCap. The A321LR is one of 15 the Montreal-based carrier is scheduled to receive.
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Post by TLspotting » 07 May 2019, 16:08

Icelandair considers to buy A321neo LR, and to become a all Airbus fleet, due to MAX grounding.
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Post by TLspotting » 10 May 2019, 17:46

Level is considering Airbus A321XLR.
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Post by sn26567 » 03 Jun 2019, 21:07

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Level is considering Airbus A321XLR.
IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says the A321XLR is “very interesting” and is “definitely” a fit for Aer Lingus and Iberia, and could potentially be “attractive” for British Airways and Level.

JetBlue is in discussions with Airbus about the A321XLR as it prepares to jump into the transatlantic market.

Jetstar (Australia) is interested in the proposed A321XLR for potential new routes between northern Australia and Japan.

TAP Air Portugal is mulling converting orders to take the A321XLR, should the model be officially launched.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 10 Jun 2019, 14:57

And more of the same:

American Airlines is considering to order Airbus proposed A321XLR aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of 34 Boeing 757-200 jets. Airbus is expected to launch the XLR variant in the upcoming Paris airshow later this month, and expected to enter service in 2023-2024
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Airbus is in talks with Indigo Partners about a potential sale of its new A321XLR, which may be launched at the 2019 Paris Airshow.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by BrightCedars » 17 Jun 2019, 10:59

So the A321XLR is officially launched today and it seems MEA of Lebanon will be a launch customer for thin routes between Beirut and West Africa, Kinshasa is also in the cards.

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Post by sn26567 » 17 Jun 2019, 11:01

BrightCedars wrote:
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So the A321XLR is officially launched today and it seems MEA of Lebanon will be a launch customer for thin routes between Beirut and West Africa, Kinshasa is also in the cards.
Announcement of the launch of the A321XLR

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/airb ... -a321xlr/

First client: Air Lease Corporation

https://www.aviation24.be/aircraft-leas ... -a321xlrs/
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Post by sn26567 » 18 Jun 2019, 20:54

American Airlines is edging towards a deal with Airbus to buy up to 50 A321XLR, including some converted from existing orders of other models.

Tomorrow at the Paris Air Show?
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AirBaltic is evaluating the A321XLR should the carrier launch transatlantic flights from Riga.
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Azores Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A321LR :

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Post by sn26567 » 01 Aug 2019, 10:42

Airbus is looking at ways to increase the proportion of A321neo output, as demand for the aircraft grows.

AerCap (a lessor from Ireland) says it will only convert some of its A321neos on order to the XLR, if it sees that the XLR market is more than a niche market.
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Post by sn26567 » 03 Aug 2019, 16:06

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says A321 delivery days are “unacceptable” as they forced Aer Lingus to postpone the launch of a Dublin – Montreal service to summer 2020.

How does he consider the delays for his intended order of 737 MAX aircraft?
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 06 Sep 2019, 23:16

GECAS has converted orders for 45 A320neos to the A321neo, increasing its commitment to the variant to 104 aircraft.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 11 Sep 2019, 21:06

Lufthansa is no longer selling the last row of seats on its A320neos over concerns about the aircraft’s centre-of-gravity limitations.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by Magiktrix » 12 Sep 2019, 14:42

Its a known issue since the modification of the cabin of the A320 ceo as well. Its was called A320 Max.
In certain conditions on the ground the aircraft is on the edge of tail tipping.

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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by Desert Rat » 12 Sep 2019, 17:29

Some operators have installed a 500kg ballast in the fwd cargo compt.

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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by Desert Rat » 12 Sep 2019, 17:36

Magiktrix wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 14:42
Its a known issue since the modification of the cabin of the A320 ceo as well. Its was called A320 Max.
In certain conditions on the ground the aircraft is on the edge of tail tipping.
Never heard about that one, the limitation with LH is probably linked to the new aft cg limitation.
1. Aft cg
2. Decelerating during app.
3. Flaps 1-full
4. TOGA

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