American Airlines Airbus A321T Transcon Fleet to Undergo Refurbishment

By Paul Riegler on 12 September 2019
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Seat 6A on A321T on the launch flight

Seat 6A on A321T on the launch flight

American Airlines will update the interiors of its fleet of Airbus A321T aircraft, according to people familiar with the matter.

The airline is the world’s largest operator of the A321, and the A321T is the subfleet the airline uses for its premium transcon service.

The work is being performed simultaneously with scheduled heavy maintenance checks.  The airline said that all of the seats, lavatories, closets, and galleys will be “removed and refurbished.”  The scope of the work includes replacing seat covers and cushions as well as the aircraft’s decorative laminate.

American said that the work will be completed by March 2020.  The airline took delivery of its first A321T in November 2013 and the inaugural A321T flights took place on January 7, 2014.

The aircraft currently have ten fully lie-flat seats in a 1-1 configuration in the first-class cabin.  The 21.5”-wide seat extends into a bed with a length of approximately 82.5”.

In business class, the aircraft has 20 lie-flat seats in a 2-2 configuration, each with a width of 18.5” and a length of 75” to 78”.  The aircraft has 36 seats in its premium economy lite cabin, and 36 seats in the main cabin

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