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The first A321LR takes flight (Photo: Airbus)

A321LR Completes Its Longest Flight to Date

When D-AVZO, the new Airbus A321LR's test airframe, touched down on Toulouse in the early morning of March 30, it had completed its longest trip to date.  The 11-hour long flight departed La Pointe Larue Airport, in the Seychelles Islands off the coast of Africa and flew to Airbus' Toulouse headquarters in the South of France. The A321LR is completing certification tests under different operating conditions. This particular flight was configured to test the aircraft's response to a long-haul, passenger…