The series represents more than 50% of the revenue and margin for Airbus. With the latest development, the A321XLR, soon finished, what is next? We use our Airliner Performance and Cost Model (APCM) to look at base data and what changes are necessary to increase capacity and efficiency further.
A321XLR during cold weather testing in Canada. Source: Airbus.
The A321 is reaching its weight and capacity limits.
There are ways to lift these limits, but the changes must not break its Airport gate classification.