United Airlines announced on 29 June, the purchase of 270 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft, the largest order in the airline’s history and the biggest by an individual carrier in the last decade.
The A321XLR is an ideal replacement for the older and less-efficient aircraft operating in company’s intercontinental network.
China Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Agreement for 11 A321neo aircraft and will acquire another 14 aircraft of the type on lease.
Tel Aviv based Arkia Israeli Airlines yesterday took delivery of its first A321LR, becoming the launch operator of the type.
Up to three Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs) are now certified on the A321neo, including for ETOPS operation.
Airbus’ new A321LR completed its maiden flight yesterday, marking a major milestone in the expansion of the company’s best-selling A320 airliner product line.
Delta Air Lines yesterday placed an order with Airbus for 100 of the manufacturer’s modern A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration) aircraft. The U.S.-based carrier selected the largest member of Airbus’ single-aisle family to meet Delta’s future requirements for aircraft with greater efficiency and additional capacity.
easyJet announced on May 16 that it has reached an agreement with Airbus to convert 30 current A320neo orders to A321neo aircraft with a 235 seat configuration, with the first delivery expected in Summer 2018. This is part of the existing easyJet Airbus framework agreement signed in 2013.