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Airbus quietly announces A321XLR

Old 26th Apr 2019, 06:50
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I'll be amazed if Boeing reinvent the 767.
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 08:12
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
So how much further will the XLR then?
The XLR has (unconfirmed) range of 4700NM and increase MTOM to just over 100 tones.

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Old 26th Apr 2019, 08:21
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So another 787-3 2.0?
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 13:47
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Originally Posted by Smythe View Post
Has to be a twin aisle 2-3-2 design, anything bigger like 2-4-2 would compete with they already have.
Singles aisle are already stretched too far, and especially with a brand new design, a waste of a single aisle.
The issue with a 2-3-2 is the fuselage would be ovum, (aka 767) too heavy with aluminum, unlikely with composites to be cheap/easy to make.




No wonder its taking so long to decide.
My understanding is that the MMA would not have a circular cross-section, but an oval one with the longer axis being the horizontal one. This gives the extra seating width without the total bulk. The sacrifice is that the cargo area would not be tall enough to accommodate LD2s.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 09:45
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Originally Posted by Smythe View Post
The issue with a 2-3-2 is the fuselage would be ovum, (aka 767) too heavy with aluminum, unlikely with composites to be cheap/easy to make.
Assuming the composite fuselage is filament wound, it doesn't matter whether the fuselage is ovum or circular.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 15:14
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Someone was postulating today about putting the CS500 wings on the A320....no idea of the validity, or if the 500 even got that far in design.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 17:53
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Originally Posted by Smythe View Post
Someone was postulating today about putting the CS500 wings on the A320....no idea of the validity, or if the 500 even got that far in design.
The A321 would struggle with the CSeries wing. The A320 might just about be OK, but then there would be no production commonality.

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