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Azores' first A321LR (Photo: Airbus)

Azores Airlines’ New A321LR Expected to Replace the Carrier’s Former A310 Fleet

Azores Airlines became the latest long-range A321 operator as its first aircraft, CS-TSH, was delivered from Airbus' assembly line in Hamburg. The carrier, based at the Portuguese Atlantic island of Arcipielago, will operate a fleet of three A321LRs to support the carrier’s expansion strategy connecting the Azores Islands from its base in the city of Ponta Delgada with more destinations across Europe and North America. Azores' A321LR is configured with 190 seats in a two-class configuration. Business class seats 16…

Icelandair Reportedly Considering All-Airbus Fleet

Icelandair has announced that it will be increasing its fleet size from 33 to 50 aircraft by 2025. The move will replace the carrier's aging Boeing 757 fleet with the newer Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9, of which Icelandair has 26 on order. However, in its first…

JetBlue Announces New international Route with A321neo

JetBlue will begin connecting its home, New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, and Guayaquil, Ecuador with flights commencing on December 5, 2019. According to a report by FlightGlobal, the route will be operated by the carrier's new A321neo, which the first aircraft delivery is due to take place next month.…

TAP Receives Its First Airbus A321LR

TAP Air Portugal received its first A321LR this week from Airbus' factory in Hamburg, becoming the second carrier in the world to operate the type. The extended range version of the A321neo will enable TAP to efficiently serve secondary markets across North America, the Middle East and Northern Brazil and…

Airbus A321LR Obtains EASA and FAA Approval

Airbus's evolution of the A320neo family, the A321LR, gained approval both from European aviation agency EASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The joint approval grants the aircraft to operate with up to three underfloor Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs), including for an ETOPS operation up to 180 minutes. This latest…

Aer Lingus to Roll Out Refreshed Brand Next Year

Irish carrier Aer Lingus has announced that it will be rolling out a new and refreshed brand in early 2019. The new brand will include the repainting of the aircraft's fleet, which is expected to take three years, as well as new crew uniforms, according to Aer Lingus Chief Executive…

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…

Inside Airbus’ Latest Long-Range Aircraft Design at JFK

The Airbus A321LR — long range, has the ability to fly up to 4,000 nm nonstop. Two weeks into the flight testing phase, Airbus sent the future single-aisle aircraft across the Atlantic to show off its long-range capabilities. With hopes of being the next mid-level market long-range aircraft and replacing…

Airbus A321LR Completes First Transatlantic Flight

On Tuesday, the newest product of the Airbus A320 family, the A321LR, completed the first transatlantic flight, from Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France, to New York's JFK. The trip was made by a test aircraft, with registration D-AVZO, in 8-hours and 44-minutes. The aircraft was flown by the same…

Airbus A321LR Completes Maiden Test Flight

On Wednesday, Airbus announced that its newest narrowbody aircraft model, the Airbus A321LR, had completed its maiden flight test, the first step in the aircraft’s certification process. The test aircraft, MSN7877, flew for 2 hours and 36 minutes over the skies of Europe with a crew of six to test…