Airbus Plans On Adding The A321 Production Capabilities At The Toulouse Location

Airbus Plans On Adding The A321 Production Capabilities At The Toulouse Location

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Airbus to add A321 production capabilities at its Toulouse location. In its effort to increase capacity and flexibility Airbus will also produce the A321 at its site in Toulouse.

The current A380 Lagardère facility in Toulouse will accommodate a digitally-enabled A321 line by mid 2020 providing more flexibility for the 321 production while keeping the overall single-aisle production capacity in Toulouse.

“We are enjoying an unprecedented high demand for our winning A320neo Family and especially its A321 Long Range (LR) and Xtra Long Range (XLR) derivatives,” said Michael Schoellhorn, Airbus Chief Operating Officer. “In order to optimise the industrial flow, we have decided to increase our global A321 production capacity and flexibility as well as to establish a next generation Final Assembly Line in Toulouse.”

Currently. the Hamburg site is the only European Final Assembly Line for the A321s. In addition, the A321 is also being assembled and delivered from Mobile, Alabama, USA.

Toulouse was selected for reasons such as overall competitiveness, time to market, investment cost, available floor space and resources.

The A320neo Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle with over 7,100 aircraft sold to over 110 customers. Within this family. The A321XLR delivers Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700nm and a 30% lower fuel burn per seat, while its new Airspace cabin will provide the best travel experience with seating accommodations in all classes.

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  • Jan 23, 2020
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