The A320neo Family is the next generation of the A320 Family, with more fuel effecient engines. Launched in December 2010, it offers new, more efficient engines, combined with airframe improvements and the addition of winglets, named Sharklets by Airbus. First Flight occured on 25 September 2014 and it was first Delivered to Lufthansa on 25 January 2016. The A320neo Family gets assembled in Hamburg, DE (XFW), Toulouse, FR (TLS), Tianjin, CN (TSN), and Mobile, USA (BFM).
By replacing the second door pair in front of the wing with a new second overwing exit, the capacity of the A321neo is increased from 221 seats to 240 seats and fuel efficiency per seat is increased by 6%, exceeding 20% together with the new engines and the sharklets. The third door pair, aft of the wings, will move four frames back and could be plugged for 195 seats or less, and one overwing exit can be plugged for 165 seats or less. The ACF exit limit is 250 passengers, but the aircraft is available for up to 240 passengers; it could be offered for 244 or potentially beyond by integrating flight attendant seats in the lavatories outside wall to allow additional passenger seats.
Officially Launched in October 2014, Airbus itroduced a 164-seat, 97 tonnes maximum takeoff weight variant with three auxiliary fuel tanks called the A321neoLR (Long Range). it has a range of 7,400 km, 930 km farther than the regular 93.5tonne MTOW A321. The A321LR has the Cabin Flex layout.
Below are the recent Airbus A320 Family News and Highlights: