Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has won the first A321LR order for two aircraft from Lufthansa Technik. The aircraft will be multi-role capable and can be equipped for various types of missions, such as troop transport, different MedEvac role setups (medical evacuation) and will be operated by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). Lufthansa Technik has now placed a total order of five Airbus aircraft on behalf of the German government that include three ACJ350-900s and two A321LRs. The A321LRs will be able to fly up to 163 passengers, up to six intensive care patients and up to 12 medium care patients, depending on the installed configuration, with a maximum range of 4,200nm/7,800km or 9.5 flight hours.
The A321LR is a member of the A320neo family with over 7,400 orders by more than 110 customers. It delivers 30 percent fuel savings and nearly 50 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation competitor aircraft. With a range of up to 4,000nm (7,400km), with 206 passengers, the A321LR is the unrivalled long-range route opener, featuring true transatlantic capability and premium wide-body comfort in a single-aisle aircraft cabin. Around 200 Airbus corporate jets are in service on every continent, including Antarctica.