Tag Archives: A321neo

Airbus delivers first A321neo

Airbus has officially delivered the first A321neo. The first user of the re-engined A321 version is Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator. The first delivery aircraft is powered by two CFM International LEAP-1A engines for lower fuel consumption and less CO2 and NOx emissions. The engines also produce less noise: Airbus claims that the A321neo generates […]

EASA and FAA certify A321neo

The Airbus A321neo variant powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines has received joint type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday 15 December 2016. The A321neo – the largest member of the A320neo Family – has successfully completed a certification programme including over 350 […]

Long A321 legs for Azores

Azores Airlines (Portugal) will become an operator of the Airbus A321neo, including the A321LR long range variant. The airline has signed a lease contract with US aircraft lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) for two standard A321neos plus four A321LRs. The aircraft will be powered by CFM Leap 1A turbofans. Delivery will take place from late […]

Vietjet orders more Airbus A321s

Another contract for Airbus with an airline in Vietnam today. Vietjet has placed a firm order for 20 extra A321 aircraft to meet the growth on its domestic and regional network. The contract covers 10 A321ceo and 10 A321neo aircraft. The signing took place during the state visit to Vietnam of François Hollande, President of […]

JetBlue confirms A321 order

New York-based JetBlue Airways has changed an earlier purchase agreement for 30 Airbus A321 airliners into a firm order. JetBlue buys 15 A321ceo (current engine option) and 15 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. The airline, which already operates A321s, has not yet announced its engine selection for the newly ordered aircraft. Early 2019, JetBlue has […]

Norwegian orders Airbus A321LR

Norwegian has placed an order for 30 Airbus A321LR aircraft, the long-range version of the A321neo. The contract follows a commitment signed in June 2012 for 100 A320neo aircraft. The switch to A321LRs is intended for further growth. The aircraft will feature a single class cabin layout, seating approximately 220 passengers. Norwegian Air Shuttle AS […]

AirAsia orders 100 A321neos

AirAsia has placed a major firm order for 100 Airbus A321neo aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow. Airbus also signed contracts with Germania, WOW Air, Go Air and Jetstar Pacific. It is AirAsia’s first order for the largest model of the A320 Family. The aircraft will seat up to 240 passengers in a single class layout. […]

First Airbus A321neo flies

The first Airbus A321neo (New Engine Option) has completed its maiden flight on 9 February 2016 from Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines, performed a five hours and 29 minutes flight, during which tests were carried out on the engine speed variation (low/high), systems behaviour and to validate the aircraft’s flight […]

Gulf Air buys more neos and converts Dreamliner order

Gulf Air has announced a new firm order for 19 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft: 17 A321neo and two A320neo. The contract is an addition to a an earlier order for 10 A320neo aircraft, confirmed in 2012. The new contract was signed today at the Bahrain International Airshow. Gulf Air currently flies 28 Airbus aircraft. The […]

Virgin America leases A321neos

Virgin America has signed for the acquisition of ten Airbus A321neo aircraft from lessor GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Deliveries are slated to begin in the first quarter of 2017 and will continue through the third quarter of 2018. The aircraft will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. Virgin America currently operates a fleet […]