Powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines, the first A321LR is now set to undergo an extensive test programme, including transatlantic crossings.

“Thanks to its outstanding performance and unbeatable efficiency, the A321LR will allow our customers to perform flights of up to 4,000nm, allowing them to open new routes – for example transatlantic – and conquer new markets.” States Klaus Roewe, Head of A320 Programme. Added to the new flight range is a revised door configuration, enabling a capacity of 240 passengers.

The aircraft will enter service in Q4 2018.