Hello everyone! I just read and watched some videos on this and I decided to share it with you. Now first, you should all know what the “middle of the market means.”
This means an aircraft between a narrow body and a wide body.
This market segment has been lacking, and the only real market was the old 757. However, the 757 is very old and inefficient, so airlines needed a new airplane. Boeing attempted to make the 797, which would have been an opening to this market. However, Boeing improved on their 737 series, by making the 737 MAX… and we all know what that led to.
Airbus has taken the opportunity to make the A321 XLR, a new and improved version of their successful A320 series. Not only is it efficient, it also is better for passenger comfort!
The A321 XLR in all its glory:
The A321 XLR has as of May 19th, 2020, 450+ orders!
Which one do you think is better: A321 XLR or Boeing 757? Comment down below.
- 4700 nm
- 15% more range than the previous variant
- 180 - 220 passenger seating in 2 class configuration
- 30% less fuel consumption per seat
I hope you have enjoyed!