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Air Canada orders six A-321XLR aircraft

To sustainably support network expansion from the country

Air Canada has confirmed an order with Airbus for six A-321XLR aircraft, previously listed as undisclosed in the industry's order book. With this commitment the carrier’s A-321XLR fleet will comprise 26 airplanes including 20 additional A-321XLRs the airline is acquiring through lessors.

The A-321XLR is a fit for Air Canada's fleet, given its history of operating the entire A-320-Family as well as Airbus' long-range A-330/300 widebody and more recently, Airbus’ latest-generation single-aisle aircraft, the A-220.The new aircraft is an ideal replacement for older and less fuel-efficient aircraft. The latest generation Single Aisle jet will allow Air Canada to add new destinations in the most sustainable way.

The model is the next step in the A-320neo Family of aircraft, meeting market requirements for increased range and payload in a single-aisle aircraft, and creating more value for airlines by enabling economically viable service on longer routes than any comparable aircraft model. It will allow services from Eastern Canada to a much larger selection of European destinations.
 The airplane will deliver a single-aisle aircraft range of up to 4,700nm, with lower fuel consumption per seat compared to previous-generation aircraft as well as reduced NOx emissions and noise. 
 By the end of February 2022, the A-320neo Family had accumulated nearly 7,900 orders from over 120 customers worldwide. A-321XLR orders stood at 515 from 25 customers.

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