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: three ACJ350-900s and two A321LRs. The A321LRs will be able to fly up to 163 passengers, up to 6 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.
“We are thrilled Lufthansa Technik has become the launch customer for the ACJ long-range version of the world’s best-selling A321neo,” said Benoit Defforge, ACJ President. “The ACJ320 Family features the widest cabin of any single-aisle aircraft in the sky, providing the greatest passenger comfort and intercontinental range. Lufthansa Technik and the German Government have a long-standing relationship with Airbus and we are proud of this new milestone order with us.”
The A321LR is a member of the A320neo Family with over 7,400 orders by more than 110 customers. It delivers possible fuel savings and reduction in noise footprint. With a range of up to 4,000nm (7,400km), with 206 passengers, the A321LR features transatlantic capability and wide-body comfort in a single-aisle aircraft cabin. Some 12,000 Airbus aircraft are in service worldwide, supported by a globe-spanning network of spares and training centres and customised maintenance programmes.