Airbus delivers 500th A321
500. Airbus A321 ausgeliefert<br /> Airbus has delivered the 500th A321 ever produced. The aircraft was handed over to Air France at Airbus' Delivery Centre in Hamburg.
Air France's A321 is equipped with Airbus' enhanced single-aisle cabin and can accommodate 174 passengers in a comfortable two-class layout. The aircraft is powered by CFM 56-5B/3 engines. "Air France was the first airline to operate the A320 and in our 75th anniversary year we are pleased to be receiving the 500th A321, the largest member of the family. Air France was also the first major airline to operate all four members of the A320 Family in 2003 and they have served us on our medium haul network and will continue to do so", said Pierre Vellay, Senior VP New Aircraft and Corporate Fleet Planning Air France.
The first A321 was delivered in 1994, as well as the first one to the Air France Group. Today Airbus has sold more than 750 A321s to about 65 customers all around the world.