Tag: A220

First Airbus A220 Produced in Mobile Takes off for Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 2 June Airbus marked a special milestone. The first Airbus A220-300 built at final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama, took off for the maiden flight. According to Airbus, aircraft manufactured for Delta performed ” test sequences” and successfully landed. The 1st Airbus #A220 aircraft produced at the U.S. Manufacturing Facility has flown for […]

Bombardier Exits A220 Program Leaving Airbus with 75%

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bombardier has announced that it exits the A220 program, former CSeries, and leaves Airbus with 75% ownership, with the remaining 25% held by the Canadian government’s Investissement Quebec. According to the agreement for the Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Airbus Canada), the Canada’s stake will be redeemable to Airbus starting 2026, this is three years later […]

Regional Aircraft Lessor NAC Commits to 20 Airbus A220 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has signed a firm order for 20 Airbus A220 aircraft, proving a great demand for the type on the market. The order was placed during Paris Air Show and finalized in the end of 2019. One of the biggest leasing companies and the largest regional aircraft lessor […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft 2019: Records In Greater Detail

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has released its official numbers for 2019. The year appeared to be record-breaking, at least in terms of aircraft delivered: 863 planes to 99 customers worldwide.  The amount of aircraft handed over to operators and leasing companies in 2019 has marked the eight per cent increase compared to 2018, when Airbus also broke its […]

Airbus to Increase Mobile A320 Production to 7 Aircraft per Month

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has announced further boosting production of the A320 Family aircraft in Mobile, first US-based Airbus commercial aircraft manufacturing facility. The expansion is planned amid the 10% import tariff imposed by the US on European-made commercial aircraft. By the beginning of 2021, Airbus said it will produce seven of its A220 and A320 aircraft in […]

Air Canada Takes Delivery of Its First A220

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada has taken delivery of its first A220-300, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel A220 programme facilities in Canada. The first aircraft out of an order of 45 will enter service in January 2020, making Air Canada the first airline to operate the A220-300 in North America. The A220 will enable the Montreal-based […]

New Biggest European Customer for Airbus A220 Emerges: Air France

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France fleet modernization is quickly accelerating. Just over a week ago Air France-KLM announced about extending its order for Airbus A350 with 10 additional planes. This time the Group confirmed finalizing order for 60 Airbus A220s. Air France intends to modernize not only its widebody planes, but also single-aisle fleet. With this order Air […]

Air Canada’s First A220-300 Takes to the Skies

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first A220-300 for Air Canada has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel A220 final assembly line in Canada. The first of 45 aircraft for Air Canada is scheduled to be delivered to the Montreal-based airline in the coming weeks. With its first A220 commercial flight in early 2020, Canada’s flag carrier […]

100th Airbus A220 in a Refreshed airBaltic Livery

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has passed a special milestone – production of the 100th Airbus A220-300 aircraft for its customer airBaltic, the Latvian airline. The brand new plane features a new and comfortable cabin layout with 149 seats plus a modernised livery. This was also the special event for airBaltic which at the Airbus aircraft programme’s headquarters in […]

Air Canada Readies to Take First Canadian-Made A220-300 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada is about to receive the first Canadian-made Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which has just rolled out from the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel. The aircraft, designed  in a 137-seat dual-class cabin layout, is expected to join the airline in December. Now, after being painted into the color of the […]