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Airbus A321

Airbus A321-231 P4-NAS Air Astana

The A321 is the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. The basic A321-100 features a reduction in range compared to the A320, an extra fuel tank was not added to the initial design to compensate for the extra weight.

  • Role: Narrow-body jet airliner
  • National origin: European Multi-national
  • Manufacturer: EADS/Airbus
  • Production line: Hamburg – Finkenwerder, Germany
  • First flight: March 11, 1993. F-WWIA
  • Introduction: January 27, 1994 to Lufthansa, D-AIRA
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1993–present
  • Number built: 1,036 February 2015

Variants A320 family

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Seating capacity: – 199 one class
  • Overall length: 44.51 m (146 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 34.10 m (111 ft 11 in) (35.8 m (117 ft 5 in) with sharklets)
  • Overall height: 11.76 m (38 ft 7 in)
  • Fuselage width: 3.95 m (13 ft 0 in)
  • Fuselage Height: 4.14 m (13 ft 7 in)
  • Operating empty weight: 48,500 kg (106,900 lb)
  • Maximum landing weight: 77.8 t (172,000 lb)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 93.5 t (206,000 lb)
  • Engine (× 2):
  • – CFM International CFM56-5A1 rated 111.2 kN.
  • – CFM International CFM56-5A3 rated 117.88 kN.
  • – CFM International CFM56-5B4 rated 117.9 kN.
  • – International Aero Engines V2500-A1 rated 111.2 kN.
  • – International Aero Engines V2527-A5 rated 117.9 kN.

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,000 ft)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.78 (828 km/h/511 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.82 (871 km/h/537 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Range fully loaded: 3,200 nmi (5,900 km; 3,700 mi) with sharklets