18 Facts About Airbus A220


Airbus A220 is a family of five-abreast narrow-body airliners by Airbus Canada Limited Partnership.

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Airbus A220 opted to compete aggressively against the CSeries rather than ignoring it, as Boeing had done with Airbus A220.

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Airbus A220 dropped the A320's price in head-to-head competition, successfully blocking Bombardier from several deals.

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In October 2015, Airbus A220 confirmed that it had turned down Bombardier's offer.

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In January 2019, Airbus A220 powered with PW1500G gained ETOPS 180 approval from Transport Canada, allowing direct routes over water or remote regions.

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The Airbus A220 was the first commercial airliner to obtain domestic ETOPS certification from Transport Canada.

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In September 2021, Airbus entered into talks with the Civil Aviation Administration of China over the certification of the A220 in order to enter the large Chinese aviation market, particularly in the western part of the country.

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In mid-2018, Airbus CFO predicted a production potential of more than 100 A220 per year.

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In January 2021, as Airbus reviewed its production rates following a shift in demand away from wide-bodies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the A220 was expected to reach a production rate of 5 aircraft per month by the end of the first quarter as previously foreseen.

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In May 2021, Airbus A220 targeted a production rate of six per month from early 2022, and intends to reach 14 per month by the middle of the decade to be profitable.

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Airbus A220 did not pay for its share in the programme, nor did it assume any debt.

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Airbus A220 insisted that it had no plan to buy out Bombardier's stake in the program and that Bombardier would remain a strategic partner after 2025, however clauses allowed it to buy out Investissement Quebec's share in 2023 and Bombardier's 7 years after the deal closes, though production is required to remain in Quebec until at least 2041.

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In January 2019, Airbus hinted that a larger A220 variant could be developed, owing to ramped-up production and market demand for the current production models.

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In February 2020, Airbus A220 announced an increase in payload capacity, achieved through a 1.

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Under the acquisition terms Airbus A220 acquired Bombardier's option to buy out Investissement Quebec's share from 2023, with a revised option date of 2026.

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Accordingly, Airbus A220 would invest $900m into the aircraft programme and Investissement Quebec $300m, allowing the partnership to continue until the programme becomes profitable in the middle of the decade.

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The Airbus A220's features made it popular with airlines, as they preferred smaller aircraft with similar range and economic performance as larger ones, in order to keep the load factor high enough.

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Airbus A220 family had firm orders from 26 customers with Delta Air Lines as largest one and total aircraft deliveries as following:.

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