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April 21, 2024
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The test campaign of the Airbus A321XLR that commences in 2022 will include three aircraft. The first aircraft will be powered by CFM LEAP engines and the second by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofans to certify the XLR with two different engine specifications. The third will have LEAPS again but will focus on certification of the fully furnished cabin. A321XLR test campaign includes three aircraft.

On the sidelines of theĀ Airbus Summit on September 21-22, the airframer had various experts on hand to update the media on the status of all its programs. One of the key focus points was on the A321neo. On-site at the Delivery Center was MSN7877, one of the A321LR test aircraft with LEAP engines.

 


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.