A321

AIRBUS A-321

Aircraft
Name
A-321
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code
L2J
Aerodrome Reference Code
4C
RFF Category
7
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
AIRBUS A-321

A321

Short to medium range single aisle airliner. In service since 1994. There are two version: 100 and 200. MTOW for the A321-100 is Mass 83,000kg optional Mass 85,000kg. MTOW for the A321-200 is Mass 89,000kg optional Mass 93,500kg. The A321 is the stretched fuselage variant of the A320 family of aircraft. A321 has Approach Category C to 75.5 tonnes MLW and D beyond that to 77.8 tonnes.

A new "neo" (new engine option) series of the A320 family was developed since 2010 with first aircraft being delivered in 2016. The "neo" aircraft feature new engines (PW 1100G or CFM LEAP-1A) and a new type of wingtips, called "sharklets". The existing aircraft are referred to as "ceo" by Airbus, meaning "current engine option".

Note: While a "ceo" aircraft may or may not be equipped with sharklets, all "neo" aircraft are equipped with sharklets. The sharklet version features a 1.7m wider wingspan.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
35.80 m
Length (metric)
44.51 m
Height (metric)
11.76 m
Powerplant

2 x CFM56-5B1 (133kN) or
2 x IAE V2530-A5 (133kN) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
CFM International CFM56
International Aero Engines V2500
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
145 kts
Distance
2210 m
MTOW
89000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
175 kts
ROC
2500 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
2000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
1800 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.78
ROC
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
450 kts
MACH
0.79
Ceiling
410
Range
3300 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.78
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
290 kts
ROD
2500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
210 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
134 kts
Distance
1600 m
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