Airbus A321

Airbus A321 Information

General Information

Manufacturer: Airbus

Role: Narrow-body jet airliner

First flight: March 11, 1993

Primary airlines: American Airlines, easyJet, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines

Passenger seating: 185-220

Models: Airbus – A321-100, A321-200, A321-neo, A321-LR


  • International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 series high bypass turbo fan engines
  • Glass cockpit
  • Upgraded and redesigned interior configurations

Fun Facts

  • China Eastern is the largest operator of the A300-200.
  • All Airbus cockpits are the same allowing pilots to switch from one type of Airbus aircraft to another.
  • The A330 was Airbus’s first airliner to offer a choice of three engine options.
  • World’s largest airliner manufacturer in 2019 – 863 planes delivered.
  • The A330-200 offers passengers modern fourth-generation in-flight entertainment, including video-on-demand, as well as email and mobile phone and connectivity via satellite.

Type Rating

Pilots must earn their type rating in the Airbus A321 to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.

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