Further developments of the A321, Part 3

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By Bjorn Fehrm

October 12, 2023, © Leeham News: We do an article series about what can be the next development for Airbus' most popular aircraft, the A321neo. We started with the base data last week to understand the present aircraft and its limitations.

Now, we use our Airliner Performance and Cost Model (APCM) to look at possible changes that can increase the capacity and efficiency of the aircraft and what can be achieved at a reasonable cost.

  • The capacity of the A321neo can be increased within a rather limited project.
  • The more challenging part is not to lose range and field performance from the capacity increase.

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