19 Oct

Did You Know: Airbus A321?

How much do you know about this aeroplane? Possibly it is enough to realise that it has a pair of wings, two engines and two hundred seats; however, if you want to feel like an expert, we suggest you getting acquainted with the following details related to this aircraft!

First of all you need to know that it is the member of the A320 single-aisle jetliner family, which consists of the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft. Correspondingly, the A321 is the largest member of the family. This aircraft has a stretched fuselage with an overall length of 44.51 meters, along with an extended operating range of up to 3,000 nautical miles while carrying a maximum passenger payload!

The most efficient

Like each member in Airbus’ A320 Family of jetliners, the A321 offers the lowest fuel burn, emissions and noise footprint in its class. With a range of up to 4,000 nm. /7,400km., the A321 is capable of flying longer routes, for example transatlantic flights from Europe to U.S East Coast.

How fast is it?

A321-100 – Max cruising speed 903km/h (488kt), economical cruising speed 828km/h (447kt).

Capacity

The A321 typically accommodates 185 passengers in a two-class configuration (16 in business class and 169 in economy) – while offering unbeatable economics in high-density seating (with up to 220 passengers) for charter and low-cost operators.

The benefit for passenger

The aircraft cabin design provides wider seats as well as enhanced comfort and a markedly wider aisle for faster boarding and easier cabin movement. Overall passenger comfort is further enhanced by the A321’s optional in-flight entertainment systems.

Cost

The aircraft’s price ranges from $86 million to $115 million.