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25 Σεπ 2016

VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Testing the brand new Airbus A321neo at Samos Airport!

Samos airport was chosen by Airbus to test its latest creation, the brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft (Για ελληνικά κάντε κλικ εδώ)!

Landing at airport "Aristarchus of Samos" is a real challenge for every pilot and this is why this airport is so popular amongst users of flight simulators worldwide.

The Airbus A321neo (New Engine Option) is the largest member of the Airbus A320 family, with a length of 44.5 m and it is probably the largest aircraft ever landed on Samos. It has a wingspan of 35.8 m and a height of 11,76 m.

The A321 on top is the A320 Family’s largest member

It has a long flights range (6500 km) and thus it's suitable even for transatlantic travels.

This new aircraft has 206 seats but in case of use by low-cost airlines, its capacity can be maximised up to 240 passengers by a special arrangement of seats.

The prototype aircraft (with D-AVXB code) started its test flights on February, 9, 2016 and three days later had its first accident in Perpignian airport in France, by strucking its tail on the runway.

It is expected to become one of the most popular new aircrafts worldwide as 1,294 such planes have been already. None of them hasn't yet delivered.

See more about the technical characteristics of the Airbus A321 aircraft series.

You can watch two short videos by Despoina Papadopoulou with take-off scenes of Airbus A321neo at Samos Airport:

Manolis Zannis was in Samos Airport this Saturday morning and took the pictures shown below!