A321-200 is a mid-range passenger aircraft developed by the West European Airbus consortium. The original modification A321-100 could not fully compete with the American Boeing 757-200, and therefore in 1994 the German company DASA, a member of the Airbus Industry consortium, took the initiative to create a modification with increased take-off weight and flight range. A new option was offered to airlines that serve long routes in the European region, as well as non-stop routes connecting the east and west coast of the United States.
In April 1995, the German airline Aero Lloyd ordered the first aircraft, designated A321-200. It differed from the original model by placing in the rear cargo compartment an additional fuel tank with a capacity of 2900 liters. The first flight of the A321-200 aircraft took place in December 1996. The aircraft is equipped with the EFIS digital avionics complex, similar to the A320 airplane complex. It has been mass-produced since 1996.
- Modification: A321-200
- Wingspan, m: 34.09
- Aircraft Length, m: 44.51
- The height of the aircraft, m: 11.81
- Wing Area, m2: 122.60
- Weight kg: empty equipped aircraft 50600; maximum take-off 89,000
- Engine type: 2 turbofan engines CFM International CFM56-5B3 (IAE V2533-A5)
- Draft, kg/f: 2 x 14480 (14980)
- Maximum speed, km / h: 940
- Cruising speed, km / h: 900
- Practical range, km: 5000
- Practical ceiling, m 10670
- Crew: 2
- The payload of 185 passengers in the cabins of two classes or 200 passengers in the economy class or 220 maximum or 23500 kg of cargo.