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easyJet took delivery of their first A320neo roughly a year ago in June 2017 (Photo: Airbus)

EasyJet Prepares for First A321neo Delivery

In May 2017, European-based easyJet announced that it was upgrading 30 of its A320neos on order to A321neos, becoming the largest aircraft in the airline's fleet. This summer, the first of these will arrive. The aircraft is set to have 235 seats, a 30 percent increase in seats from an A320 and a 50 percent increase from an A319. The airline expects to see growth at destinations where aircraft slots are hard to get. The reduced fuel consumption is one of…

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…