After many years of development, FlightSimLabs has released their long-awaited A321-X. The A321 is the largest of the A320 family of aircraft with an increase in MTOW, extended-range (thanks to the ability to add additional fuel tanks), but all with the familiarity of the Airbus A320 cockpit layout. A popular choice amongst airliners due to its versatility, seating capacity and range.
FlightSimLabs have spared no expense in providing a truly immersive aircraft by adding in a range of features.
As mentioned before, the aircraft will feature a new CPDLC (Controller Pilot Datalink Communications), which enables you to interact with live ATC. Using the Hoppie ACARS network, the system will allow you to request a change in altitude, speed, or routing as well as the ability to reply to numerous communications when on the VATSIM network. A new DCDU model is also added to complete these tasks.
With the A321-X, the fuel system has been completely reworked to now offer the differences in which the real-world aircraft has compared to others in the A32X family. The new A321-X can transfer fuel from center tanks using jet-pumps and users can add additional center tanks giving a maximum fuel capacity of over 23 tonnes. The additional fuel tanks mean there is a complex system of valves modelled inside the aircraft enabling pilots to fly up to 7 hours in the narrow-body jet.
The A321-X will also feature both engine types. The IAE 2533-AS and the CFM56-5-B3, are capable of powering the aircraft with 33,000 pounds of thrust, giving you plenty of power for the MTOW of 93.5 tonnes.
You will need to own the A320-X base package before you can install the A321-X. The current price of the A321-X is $59.99, discounted from $69.99 USD. You can buy it now from the website.
You will need to have the just-released update for the A320-X and A319-X. Details here.