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Aer Lingus receives first Airbus A321NEO-LR aircraft

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                                              Image courtesy of Conor O'Flaherty  Aer Lingus 26th July received the first of fourteen Airbus A321NEO-LR ordered with a further three aircraft to be delivered by year end. The aircraft EI-LRA MSN 8887 was delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder to Dublin as 'Shamrock 2395' touching in Dublin at 2116 local then proceeded to Hangar 6 for post delivery modifications. Aer Lingus’ A321LR will feature 16 lie-flat Business Class seats  produced by Irish seat maker Thompson and customised by London’s Factory Design to include more personal storage and space in the seat zone and and 168 Economy Class seats. The aircraft is powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines. Aer Lingus A321LR will be operated on the Dublin-Hartford route at its entry into service scheduled 2nd August. Aer Lingus becomes the fifth operator of the A321LR joining Air Transat, Arkia Airlines, Azores Airlines and TAP-Air Portugal.  The Blue Swan Daily state