Airbus Produces 100th A220

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Airbus announced that it has produced its 100th A220 aircraft, celebrating the achievement with a ceremony at its A220 program headquarters in Mirabel, Canada, last Friday. The aircraft, an A220-300, is slated to go to Latvia-based airline airBaltic. AirBaltic took delivery of its first A220-300 in November 2016 and currently operates a fleet of 20 of the aircraft.

“In an extremely competitive market, the aircraft’s unequalled fuel efficiency and excellent performance has been instrumental to airBaltic, which has an all-A220 fleet as the backbone of its new business plan,” said Airbus. “The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous-generation aircraft, along with significantly lower emissions and a reduced noise footprint.”

The Airbus A220 family, formerly the Bombardier C Series, includes the A220-100 and A220-300, which were designed for the 100- to 150-seat airline market. The A220 models are assembled at the company’s Mirabel facility and at a second assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. According to Airbus, it had received 530 firm orders for the A220 by the end of October 2019.

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  1. Congratulations.
    Somebody at Boeing should regret suing Bombardier, instead of buying them. The CS at the bottom end, plus a (no-MCAS) 757 replacement in the middle, would have made a ton of 20-year sense. The MAX was supposed to have been a time-buying cash cow. Expediency has consequences. Magic is elusive. Reputation is hard won; easily lost.