25 Facts About Airbus A321neo


Airbus A321neo launched the sharklet blended wingtip device during the November 2009 Dubai Airshow.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,601

At the February 2010 Singapore Air Show, Airbus A321neo said its decision to launch was scheduled for the July 2010 Farnborough Air Show.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,602

The rearranged cabin allows up to 20 more passengers for the Airbus A321neo without "putting more sardines in the can" with the larger "Cabin-Flex" modified exits described below.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,603

Airbus A321neo expected to produce 60 narrow-bodies per month by the middle of 2019 and studied higher rates.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,604

Airbus A321neo confirmed plans to reach 63 monthly from 55 in 2018 and study 70 to 75 monthly beyond 2019, though Safran, one of the two partners in LEAP producer CFM, could not commit to higher volumes.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,605

In February 2018, after in-flight failures of the PW1100G with its high pressure compressor aft hub modified, apparently caused by problems with its knife edge seal, European Aviation Safety Agency and Airbus A321neo grounded some A320neo family aircraft until they were fitted with spares.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,606

In January 2020, Airbus confirmed that the A380 assembly line is to be converted to a "digitally enabled" final assembly facility for the A321neo by mid-2022, because of unprecedented demand, in particular for the A321 LR and XLR variants.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,607

In February 2021 Airbus A321neo set up a separate production line in Hamburg for A321XLR aft fuselage work, in a facility formerly used to assemble fuselage sections for the A380.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,608

In May 2021, Airbus A321neo targeted a production rate of 45 per month by the end of 2021,64 by the second quarter of 2023, asked its supply chain to allow a rate of 70 from the first quarter of 2024 and is looking for 75 by 2025.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,609

In 2015, Airbus A321neo started a new wing project, announced as the "Wing of the future" programme in 2017.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,610

Airbus A321neo has already composite wings on the A350, but this will be an enhanced, new design with highly automated manufacturing suitable for inexpensive high-volume production.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,611

In May 2021, Airbus A321neo announced that for improved aerodynamic performance the wing will be longer and thinner with folding wingtips to access existing airport gates.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,612

In September 2021, Airbus A321neo announced starting the assembly of in total 3 full-size "Wing of Tomorrow" prototypes.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,613

In July 2019, Airbus disclosed two outwardly similar, though separate, issues which could result in excessive pitch up behaviour, one affecting the A320neo and the other the A321neo.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,614

Airbus A321neo has addressed the issues through temporary revisions to the flight manual, including loading recommendations and a change to the centre-of-gravity envelope, and expected to release updated flight control software in 2020.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,615

In 2018, Airbus A321neo explored the possibility of military versions, for VIP transport, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and maritime patrol for the armed forces of France, Germany and the Netherlands; or Asia-Pacific nations such as Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,616

Airbus A321neo offers three variants of the A320neo family: the A319, A320 and A321.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,617

In July 2018, Airbus A321neo was evaluating an A320neo variant for ISR missions, particularly maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare, and military transport.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,618

The first Airbus A321neo, leased by GECAS, was delivered in Hamburg to Virgin America, configured with 184 seats and LEAP engines, and entered service in May 2017.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,619

The FAA would limit it to 200 as the mid-cabin exit would be derated to a Type III exit: 65 each for Type C doors at the ends plus 70 for all the Type III exits; Airbus A321neo seeks an exemption to increase it to 105 for 235 passengers for the aircraft.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,620

In January 2018, Airbus A321neo stated that it was studying an A321LR variant with a further increased MTOW needing a strengthened landing gear.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,621

At the A320neo programme launch on 1 December 2010, Airbus A321neo anticipated "a market potential of 4,000 A320neo Family aircraft over the next 15 years".

FactSnippet No. 2,015,622

The six month head-start of the A320neo allowed Airbus A321neo to rack up 1,000 orders before Boeing announced the MAX.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,623

Airbus A321neo received orders from GECAS, Scandinavian Airlines, TransAsia Airways, IndiGo, LAN Airlines, AirAsia, GoAir, Air Lease Corporation and Avianca.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,624

On 15 November 2017 Airbus A321neo announced the signing of a MoU with Indigo Partners' four portfolio airlines for 430 A320neo family aircraft – a deal worth nearly $50 billion.

FactSnippet No. 2,015,625