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Airbus is aiming to introduce a higher-weight version of the A321neo in early 2019, in a bid to reinforce the type’s challenge to the Boeing 757 market.
It has previously detailed four sub-variants for the A321neo, with maximum take-off weights ranging from 89t to 93.5t.
But the airframer states that it will present a 97t version with “true transatlantic range”, featuring 164 seats including 20 lie-flat beds in a business-class cabin.
The aircraft will achieve 25% lower cost per seat compared with the 757, it adds.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Sammamishman
They're working on a 757 replacement, but they just started to work on it in 2012.
originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: Zaphod58
It's also interesting Airbus is having to modify a brand new jet to compete with a jet that is 23 years old now.