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Airbus has just unveiled its Airbus A220, previously known as CSeries or C Series, the aircraft marketed by Airbus but designed by and built in partnership with Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace.
The Airbus company shared great news emphasizing that “It’s not every day you welcome a new member in your family”.
“Today is a momentous day in the history of Airbus and Bombardier. The A220 is now a full member of our family and we are all ready to unleash the full potential of this aircraft for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, passengers and employees”, on his Twitter account shared the President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Guillaume Faury.
Airbus purchased a 50.01% majority stake in the CSeries program in October 2017, with the deal closing in July 2018. As part of the deal, Bombardier retained a 31% stake in the aircraft and Investissement Québec retained a 19% stake. Airbus plans to open a second assembly line for the aircraft at its Mobile, Alabama factory.
Welcoming the #A220, the latest addition to the Airbus Family. https://t.co/MjD5E1SyZ9
— Airbus (@Airbus) July 10, 2018