Qatar still mulling Neo engine selection

[Ref 9-15 October 2018 | Flight International]

  • Gulf carrier has yet to pick powerplant for incoming narrowbody fleet, but P&W remains contender despite problems
  • Having switched to the larger A321neo, Qatar Airways is still negotiating with both P&W and CFM International over the powerplant selection.



Fuel tank certification is key for long-range A321

  • Airbus’s A321neo has been certificated to operate with three additional centre fuel tanks – the A321LR, operate up to 4,000nm (7,410km) with 206 passengers and has also obtained approval for extended twin-engine operations (ETOPS) up to 180min, at a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 97t.

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