Airbus A321neo XLR
A321XLR, where XLR stands for Xtra Long Range
, is targeting a similar level of occupancy of about 200-220 passengers in a two class cabin configuration. However, most importantly, the upgrade will be increasing the range of the A321neo from 7,400 km to 8,700 km with the same efficiency. This is about an 18% increase. This slight upgrade, as small as it may seem, is about to transform air travel for the foreseeable future.
The aircraft has already received many orders from airlines such as United, American Airlines, Qantas, and IndiGo. Airbus projects that the aircraft will amass more than 1,000 orders
by the end of this decade having already received about 500 orders
so far, despite the current pandemic.
What makes this plane unique and why is this plane projected to be so successful?