UPDATE – The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has set design requirements for one of the unique features of the Airbus A321XLR: the Rear Center Tank (RCT). Reuters reports today that the FAA has formulated special conditions in an advisory circular as...
Lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has submitted suggestions to Airbus on how to overcome safety concerns of the Rear Center Tank (RCT) on the A321XLR, chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy told AirInsight on the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Doha this week. ALC suggests A321XLR...
Airbus is (still) unwilling to specify the exact impact of the requirements from regulators on the A321XLR and how it will affect the design and specifications of the aircraft. Head of Program Gary O’Donnell said during a First Flight media event in Hamburg on June 15...
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...
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