Airbus launched the long-expected A321XLR on the opening day of the Paris Air Show and expects airlines to operate “hundreds” of the aircraft over time as new secondary long-haul markets are developed. Airbus made the decision on the back of several launch orders that are expected to be unveiled at the show later his week. The first publicly announced commitment came from Air Lease Corp. (ALC). The lessor signed a memorandum of agreement for 27 aircraft. The company also ...

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