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SAS takes delivery of its first A321LR using sustainable jet fuel

Posted 16 October 2020 · Add Comment

Scandinavian carrier SAS has taken delivery of its first of three A321LR on lease from Air Lease Corporation, becoming the newest operator of the long-haul single aisle aircraft.

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The delivery flight from Airbus Hamburg to its home base in Copenhagen uses a 10% sustainable jet fuel blend. The initiative is part of SAS’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and Airbus’ objective to contributing to the aviation sector’s ambitious decarbonisation targets. Airbus is the first aircraft manufacturer offering customers the option of receiving new jetliners with sustainable fuel. Such delivery flights have been available since 2016.

SAS’s A321 features a modern and highly comfortable three-class cabin layout with 157 seats (22 SAS Business class, 12 SAS Plus class and 123 SAS Go class seats). The airline plans to deploy the aircraft from the Nordic countries on transatlantic routes.

The A321LR, a member of the A320neo Family, is powered by CFM Leap-1A engines, delivers greater fuel savings and less noise compared to previous generation aircraft and has a range of up to 4,000nm (7,400km).

The airline operates an Airbus fleet of 76 aircraft comprising 63 A320 Family, nine A330 Family aircraft and four new generation aircraft A350 XWB.

At the end of September 2020, the A320neo Family had received 7,450 firm orders from over 110 customers worldwide.

 

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