Airbus launches A321neo with true transatlantic capability

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Toulouse, January 15, 2015 (STAT):-Airbus has officially launched the A321neo with 97 tonnes Maximum Take off Weight (MTOW) having secured the first commitment from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The Los Angeles based lessor signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 30 more A321neo.
 
 “We are excited to be the first to sign for the new longer range version of the A321neo. ALC wants a footprint in every promising market segment, including ones that can be opened by this new version of the A321neo. We pride ourselves in being able to provide our customers with the very latest, most innovative products and solutions.” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
 
“We are delighted to officially launch the A321neo 97t option with ALC. ALC is a forward-looking company who has once again demonstrated its confidence in Airbus' latest products and innovations just six months after being a launch customer for the A330neo. The longer haul single aisle market is a lucrative one that the A321neo will now dominate, thanks to the aircraft’s superior comfort, economics and range. This new version of the A321neo is a high revenue generating aircraft which will open up many new opportunities for our customers.” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
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