I wonder if the SHARP kit will make it to the A321NEO...
Has anyone heard the performance of the SHARP kit? I know for the A320NEO it allows operations off of 4,321ft (1,323m) at SDU in Brazil.
Since it is a wingroot package, it should be possible (and should help).
Does the A321NEO need that at LGB? Considering that the longest runway at LGB is 10,000 feet.
My bad, I probably should’ve clarified on that a bit. I was thinking along the lines if the NEO had a package that could allow HAL to take off from SNA and make it to Hawaii.
Even with a short field package, an A321 probably can’t do SNA-HNL. A 737-800 with the SFP can’t even do it with a full payload. Also as I understand it, much of the SFP on the 737 is for landing performance, such as greater spoiler deflection.
Here are the Airbus technical documents, but I couldn't find the PW1100G or LEAP-1A runway requirements:http://www.airbus.com/aircraft/support- ... stics.html
Select the one for the A321NEO and look at page 3-3-2 for a hot day with V2500 engines. The CEO takes an incredible amount of runway on a hot day.
The NEO will eventually have more thrust (in 2019).
Heck, the information is sparse. The NEO on page 3-2-1 (same page above for CEO range) only has range with 1 ACT (better than the CEO with 2).
We had a thread on finding the A321NEO takeoff performance a little over a year ago:viewtopic.php?t=605637
From that thread, we should expect better than A321CEO takeoff performance, but not good enough for SNA to Hawaii. LGB, SAN (not SNA, but San Diego), ONT, OAK, PDX, probably MFR (Medford Oregon), and a few others are opened up by the NEO to Hawaii. But not SNA.
What is more important is the Maui airport. With just under 7,000ft, the NEO is not capable of MTOW with crosswinds and such. But the A321LR with the 35,000 lbf engine should do well from there...
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