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Airbus’ Globetrotting A321LR Performs its Maiden Flight

February 1, 2018

Via: ASD News

Airbus’ new A321LR completed its maiden flight today, marking a major milestone in the expansion of the company’s best-selling A320 airliner product line.

This A321LR variant – its LR designation signifies ‘long range’ – is able to cover 7,400 kilometres nonstop, allowing airlines to tap into new long-haul markets, such as transatlantic routes not accessible with current single-aisle aircraft. Its ‘long legs’ are signified by the depiction of a New York-to-Paris route on the fuselage, represented by illustrations of Paris’ Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty in New York.

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