Airbus A321LR Commences Flight-Test Program

By Alberto DelclauxFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Airbus SE (AIR.FR) said Wednesday that its A321LR plane took off on its maiden flight, commencing a program that will include transatlantic journeys.

The company is targeting European Aviation Safety Agency and Federal Aviation Administration type certification for the aircraft by the second quarter this year.

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It expects the single-aisle, long-range plane to enter service in the fourth.

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January 31, 2018 06:49 ET (11:49 GMT)