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A220-300

Maiden Middle Eastern A220 for EgyptAir

EgyptAir Express has accepted its first of 12 Airbus A220-300s, becoming the first carrier to operate the type in the Middle East. It is only the sixth airline worldwide to fly the type, following deliveries to airBaltic, Swiss, Korean Air,

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First Look Inside Air Canada’s New A220-300

Air Canada has given passengers a sneak peak inside its long-anticipated Airbus A220-300. The Montreal-based carrier has opted for a two-class configuration for the new jet, which is due to enter revenue service in spring 2020. The aircraft will have

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Airbus in Alabama: A220 Production Begins

Airbus has started manufacturing the first A220s at its Mobile, Alabama-based final assembly line. Work began on August 5 and followed the return of the first group of technicians who had undergone on-the-job training at Mirabel, Québec, Canada, where the

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First Look: Initial EgyptAir Express A220 Painted

Airbus has released an image of the first A220-300 to be handed over to the Egyptian carrier’s Express subsidiary. The aircraft is from a firm order for 12 which will serve as like-for-like replacements for Embraer E170s delivered between 2007

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Has Delta Received its Last Boeing?

With the delivery of its 130th and final Boeing 737-900, N930DZ (c/n 63539), on June 27, Delta Air Lines accepted what could potentially be its final aircraft from the manufacturer. The Georgia-based carrier has no outstanding orders with the company.

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Performance Improvements for the A220 Family

Airbus has revealed performance improvements to its latest single-aisle aircraft – the A220 Family. Starting from the second half of 2020, the aircraft’s maximum take-off weight (MTOW) is being increased by 5,000lb (2,268kg) to 2.3 tonnes. This will improve the

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Air Vanuatu Orders Four A220s

Air Vanuatu has become an Airbus customer with the purchase of four A220s. The order, split equally between the 116-seat -100 and larger -300 variants, makes it the type launch customer in the Pacific region. Deliveries are scheduled to begin

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Airbaltic Accelerates 737 Retirement

Latvian flag carrier airbaltic has announced it will phase out its Boeing 737-300s and -500s more quickly than anticipated. The type’s flight is expected to take place in autumn 2019, a year earlier than the airline had planned. The carrier’s

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First Success for A220-300

JetBlue Airways has become the first customer for the rebranded Airbus A220 aircraft. The New York-based carrier has signed a memorandum of understanding for up to 120 A220s to replace its Embraer 190 fleet.  The deal covers firm orders for

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Welcome to the Family

Airbus has officially unveiled the newest member of its airliner portfolio, the A220, at a ceremony held at its Toulouse Delivery Centre. The A220 family comprises of two models, the A220-100 and the A220-300 — formerly Bombardier’s CS100 and CS300 —

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