The first ever A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) has been assembled in Hamburg, the manufacturer confirms. It will undergo ground tests prior to its scheduled first flight during the forthcoming weeks.
In a high-density single-class layout, with a space-saving aft galley installed, the aircraft can seat up to 240 passengers. This total is attained by having 102 seats located ahead of the overwing exits, six at the exits themselves, with 59 in the cabin between the wing and the repositioned aft exits, and 73 in the rearmost section.
The A321neo ACF which is considered as an option at present, would become standard for all A321neos around 2020, says Airbus. Also it becomes the base of the longer-range variant, the A321LR.