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The first A321LR takes flight (Photo: Airbus)

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 the aircraft’s capabilities, according to a press release from the European manufacturer. During the short flight, the flight crew tested the aircraft’s flight controls, engines and main systems to ensure…