The A321 is the longest-fuselage member of Airbus’ best-selling, single-aisle A320 Family, comfortably seating 170 to 200 passengers in a typical two-class interior layout, and as many as 220 in a higher-density arrangement.

Metric

Dimensions

Overall length44.51 m
Cabin length34.44 m
Fuselage width3.95 m
Max cabin width3.70 m
Wing span (geometric)35.80 m
Height11.76 m
Track7.59 m
Wheelbase16.90 m

Capacity

Pax Max seating244
Typical seating 2-class180-220
Cargo LD3 capacity underfloor10 LD3-45W
Max pallet number underfloor10
Water volume59 m³

Performance

Range7400 km
MmoM0.82
Max ramp weight97.40 tonnes
Max take-off weight97.00 tonnes
Max landing weight79.20 tonnes
Max zero fuel weight75.60 tonnes
Max fuel capacity32 940 litres
Imperial

Dimensions

Overall length146 ft 0 in
Cabin length113 ft 0 in
Fuselage width13 ft 0 in
Max cabin width12 ft 1 in
Wing span (geometric)117 ft 5 in
Height38 ft 7 in
Track24 ft 11 in
Wheelbase55 ft 50 in

Capacity

Pax Max seating244
Typical seating 2-class180-220
Cargo LD3 capacity underfloor10 LD3-45W
Max pallet number underfloor10
Water volume2 079 ft³

Performance

Range4 000 nm
MmoM0.82
Max ramp weight214.70 lb x 1000
Max take-off weight213.80 lb x 1000
Max landing weight174.60 lb x 1000
Max zero fuel weight166.70 lb x 1000
Max fuel capacity8 700 USG

 

A321neo in flight
The longest-fuselage A320 Family member

Like every member of the A320 Family, the A321’s widest cross-section in the single-aisle jetliner category enables airlines to utilise the Airbus standard of 18-inch-wide seats – giving passengers an even more comfortable flight. 
 
The cabin width also offers the possibility for a wider aisle and plenty of overhead storage space to help passengers board and disembark with minimum fuss, as well as giving cabin crew more space in which to work.

A320neo Airspace Cabin Entrance Area Patterns Night
Elevating the A320neo’s spaciousness with Airspace

Airbus’ award-winning Airspace interior concept brings a totally new definition of cabin comfort on the A321. 

Adapted from the successful introduction on widebody A330s and A350s, Airspace features customisable lighting for a unique welcome during passenger boarding while also contributing to reducing jet lag.

Other cabin enhancements include the integration of new slimmer sidewall panels for extra personal space at the passengers’ shoulder level; better views through the windows with redesigned bezels and integrated window shades; the latest in full LED lighting technologies and the largest overhead bins for single-aisle jetliners.

A321neo With PW Engines
Performance improvement with the NEO version

The industry-leading quality and efficiency of Airbus’ A320 Family has been further enhanced with its NEO versions. 

NEO provides minimum change with maximum benefit through the availability of two advanced engine choices – CFM International’s LEAP-1A and Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM geared turbofan, along with Airbus’ fuel-saving Sharklet™ wingtip devices. Together, they bring per-seat fuel improvements of 20%, along with additional range of up to 500nm or two tonnes of extra payload.  

Airbus expanded the A321neo’s seating capacity with the optimised use of cabin space, increased exit limits and a new cabin door configuration. Called the “Cabin-Flex,” it increases the jetliner’s maximum certified capacity to 244 seats, while still accommodating Airbus’ modern comfort standard of seats that are at least 18 inches wide.

A321neo
A321LR: More range on single-aisle routes

The A320neo’s long-range variant – the A321LR – provides extended range, capable of flying routes of up to 4,000 nm with 206 passengers by utilising extra fuel in three Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs).

Ideally suited to transatlantic routes, the A321LR allows airlines to tap into new long-haul markets not previously accessible with current single-aisle aircraft. 

Operators can outfit its cabin with configurations ranging from a single-class layout to multi-class arrangements featuring full-flat premium seats for true long-haul comfort. Passengers benefit from the A321’s low interior noise and latest in-flight entertainment.

A321XLR
A321XLR: Going the distance with efficiency extra-long range

The A321XLR further extends the single-aisle jetliner offer as Airbus’ next evolutionary step for the A321neo, with a service entry planned in 2023. It will offer even more range – up to 4,700nm in a comfortable two-class layout, thanks to an increased maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 101 tonnes, enabling the jetliner to be fitted with a permanent Rear Centre Tank (carrying 12,900 litres of fuel) and an optional forward ACT.

Aerodynamic-enhancing Sharklets on the wings and its fuel-efficient engines ensure outstanding environmental performance: 20% lower fuel burn per seat, 5,000 tonnes less CO2 per year, and a noise footprint that is 50% lower for passengers and airports.

Configured with true long-haul full flat seats – or up to 244 passengers in single-class layouts – the A321XLR cabin benefits from the Airspace interior, featuring a range of cabin elements that are pleasing for passengers and offer differentiation for airlines. With the A321XLR, the A320neo Family shares common cockpit ergonomics with the Airbus widebody jetliners, and are to have a common cabin design language and the latest interior technology.

As single-aisle flight times grow longer with the A320neo’s increased range, Airbus also is prioritising in-flight wireless connectivity to enhance the passenger experience, while keeping cabin personnel and flight crews informed of the on-board status.

A320 Airbus cockpit by night
Family commonality

The A321’s digital fly-by-wire control system provides cockpit commonality that reduces training and maintenance costs. Pilots certified on the A321 can fly any member of the A320 Family, and thanks to Cross Crew Qualification (CCQ), they can transfer to other Airbus aircraft through transition training, saving time and reducing costs. 
 
With so many advantages for pilots, crew, airlines, and passengers, it’s easy to see why the A321 is such an important part of Airbus’ best-selling single-aisle aircraft family. 

 


 

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