Airbus has delivered its first A321neo assembled at its newest A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse.
To be operated by low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines, the A321neo is the largest member of the Airbus A320neo Family.
The delivery of the aircraft to Pegasus Airlines marks the start of the ramp-up of the new Toulouse FAL, which together with the other A320 Family FALs in Hamburg (Germany), Mobile (USA) and Tianjin (China), will contribute to Airbus’ objective of producing 75 A320 Family aircraft per month in 2026.
Located in the former A380 ‘Jean-Luc Lagardère’ building, Airbus states that the assembly line reflects its commitment to modernise and meet the growing global demand for the A321neo, which now accounts for nearly 65 per cent of Airbus’ A320 Family order backlog.
Equipped with new-generation engines and Sharklets, the A321neo delivers a 50 per cent reduction in noise footprint and more than a 20 per cent reduction in fuel burn and CO2 compared to previous-generation single-aisle aircraft.
Airbus states that more than 5,600 A321neos have been ordered by over 100 customers worldwide.
Pegasus Airlines’ current Airbus fleet stands at 93 aircraft, including six A320ceo, 46 A320neo and 41 A321neo, with a further 68 A321neos on order.
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