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: 
35.80 m
Length: 
44.51 m
Height: 
11.76 m
Powerplant: 

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

Engine Model: 
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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