The proposed Airbus A321XLR “will go well beyond the capabilities Airbus imagined for the A320”, according to Air Lease Corp. (ALC) chairman Steve Udvar-Hazy. ALC is “spending a lot of time” with Airbus specifying the requirements for the XLR and with Boeing for its planned new mid-market airplane (NMA), Hazy told attendees at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference in Dublin Jan. 21. ALC would like the XLR to deliver a 30% fuel burn improvement over the ...

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