📢 Airbus has taken a significant step in the production of the A321XLR, the longest-range variant of its ✈️ A320 aircraft family, by inaugurating Hangar 259 at its Finkenwerder plant in Hamburg.
This hangar will be responsible for airframe outfitting, an essential part of the manufacturing process. This move is part of Airbus’ strategy to 📈 increase A320 family production to 75 aircraft per month by 2026.
What does Hangar 259 look like?
✅ It has an area of 9,600 square metres.
✅ It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including automated logistics and digital systems, to streamline operations and ensure the quality of each airframe section.
It is also an example of sustainability, drawing electricity from a photovoltaic system on the roof that also powers other facilities in the factory.
🗓️ The A321XLR, with a range of 8,700 km (15% more than the A321LR), is scheduled to enter service in 2024, following a delay in its certification due to changes required by European authorities.
To date, it has accumulated almost 570 orders from 27 customers, including Iberia with 8 units. This development reinforces Airbus’ position as a leader in the aerospace industry and demonstrates its commitment to innovation and sustainability.
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