TAP Portugal - Airbus A321
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What is the Airbus A321?
The Airbus A321 is a member of the Airbus A320 family of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners manufactured by Airbus.[b] It was the first derivative of the baseline Airbus A320 aircraft, and carries up to 236 passengers with a maximum range of 3,200 nmi (5,900 km; 3,700 mi). Final assembly of the aircraft takes place in Hamburg, Germany, or Mobile, Alabama.
The A321 is a stretched-fuselage variant of the Airbus A320 and entered service in 1994 with Lufthansa, around six years after the original A320. The aircraft shares a common type rating with all other Airbus A320 family variants, allowing existing A320 family pilots to fly the aircraft without the need for further training.
In December 2010, Airbus announced a new generation of the A320 family, the A320neo (new engine option). The similarly lengthened fuselage A321neo variant offers new, more efficient engines, combined with airframe improvements and the addition of winglets, named Sharklets by Airbus. The aircraft will deliver fuel savings of up to 15%.
As of 31 December 2017, a total of 1,636 Airbus A321 aircraft have been delivered, of which 1,618 are in service. In addition, another 2,082 airliners are on firm order (comprising 182 A321ceo and 1,900 A321neo). As of December 2017, American Airlines was the largest operator of the Airbus A321, operating 219 aircraft.
The A321LR is a longer range variant of the A321neo, which Airbus predicts provides an overall 25–30% lower operating cost than the Boeing 757 on routes of up to 4,100 nmi (7,600 km; 4,700 mi) where a wide-body would be uneconomical.
What is TAP Air Portugal?
TAP Air Portugal is the flag carrier airline of Portugal, headquartered at Lisbon Airport which also serves as its hub. TAP – Transportes Aéreos Portugueses – is a member of the Star Alliance since 2005 and operates on average 2,500 flights a week to 87 destinations in 34 countries worldwide. The company has a fleet of 90 airplanes, 68 of which were manufactured by Airbus and the remaining 22 by Embraer and ATR, operating on behalf of the regional airline TAP Express.
Why this livery?
I think we should have this livery in IF Because:
- We don’t have many TAP Liveries in Infinite Flight
- The livery looks great
- Would be useful for some longer flights, e.g. Lisbon to Burgas
Thanks for reading!
This request is not a duplicate, as this has been approved by @MishaCamp and the old post is outdated and has no information, just an image.