The range of Airbus A321XLR

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required
Introduction
June 27, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus launched the extended range A321XLR last week at the Paris Air Show. The range of the aircraft was presented as 4,700nm with an “around 200 seat” cabin. This was 200nm more than the market expected. We use our performance model to explain what is behind the 4,700nm figure.

Air Lease was the first presented customer for the A321XLR last week. Source: Airbus.

Summary:
  • The 4,700nm is with "around 200" passengers and with the Airbus short range rule set.
  • We calculate the range of the A321XLR with typical airline rules and with different cabin configurations, including a three class long-range cabin with lie-flat business seats.

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