Airbus A321

Airbus A321

Airbus A321 is a narrow body, twin-jet, short to medium range, jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. 

A321 is part of the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. The stretched variant of A320 was developed as A321 whereas the shorter fuselage variant was developed as A319. 

Airbus A321 was introduced into service in 1994 with Lufthansa. As of January 2019, more than 1,850 A321 have been built.

Manufacturer: Airbus
Country: Multi-national (Europe)
Price: US$ 114.9 million
Produced: 1992-Present

A321 Specifications

Length: 44.51 m (146.0 ft)
Seating: 185-240
MTOW: 93.5 t (206,000 lb) – 97 t (213,800 lb)
Range: 3,200 nmi (5,930 km) – 4,000 nmi (7,410 km)
Engine: 2x CFM56-5B, CFM International LEAP-1A, IAE V2500A5, PW1100G

A321 Variants

  • A321-100
  • A321-200
  • A321neo
    • A321 LR
    • A321 XLR

Accidents and Incidents

On July 28, 2010, a Pakistani blue aviation company’s Airbus 321 took off from Karachi, Pakistan, to Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB). Because of the bad weather, three landing attempts were unsuccessful. The aircraft eventually crashed in a mountainous area located 9 kilometres away from the airport. The crash resulted in the death of 6 crew members and 146 passengers on the plane. This was the first fatal accident involving Airbus 321.

On October 31, 2015, Russian Kogarem Airlines’ flight 7K9268 ‘ was lost on the way from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to St. Petersburg, Russia. Egyptian officials stated that the flight 7K9268 crashed on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. All 224 passengers and crew onboard were killed.