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Airbus Drops Strongest Hint Yet of New A321 With Longer Range

Airbus A321LR 

Airbus A321LR 

Photographer: Eric Piermon/AFP via Getty Images

Airbus SE’s sales chief is all but confirming the worst-kept secret of next week’s Paris Air Show: that the European planemaker will launch a new version of its A321 jet with much longer range.

The existing A321LR can fly as far as 4,000 nautical miles and “hint, hint, hint, will have a longer range in the near future,” Christian Scherer told reporters.