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First signs of the A220-300 at Air Canada

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Cseries production list shows Air Canada as getting s/n 55067.

Soon enough it will be airborne...

s/n 55053 a Baltic machine is already flying. 

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Airbus is adding two tonnes to each A220 model, extending their range by about 450 nm. It will take about a year before the first higher gross weight aircraft are built, so most of AC's order will likely be the HGW version.

 

https://airwaysmag.com/manufacturer/a220-gets-capacity-range-increases/

 

TOULOUSE — Airbus has increased both the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of the A220 aircraft, as well as its range by an additional 450 nautical miles.

This news was announced earlier today at the Airbus Innovation Days event in Toulouse, France.

The A220 will see an increase of 2,268 kg (2.3 metric tonnes) in its MTOW, which Airbus says will now enhance the A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft with a new range of 3,400 and 3,350 nautical miles, respectively.

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The new increase in both weight and rage will allow A220 customers to deploy the aircraft across more routes around the globe, giving them the flexibility to increase their route network to further destinations while offering better cost per seat. 

Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christan Scherer said today that “this new MTOW will allow operators to reach markets where they today cannot be served by other small single-aisle aircraft types.”

While this remains speculation the new MTOW weight of the A220 could encourage British Airways to revive its ultra-premium London City – New York service with the A220-100. 

The increase in the MTOW has been brought to Airbus with their new innovation and new design models. 

The introduction of Virtual Reality for aircraft designers and engineers has allowed Airbus as with many other companies around the world to look and assess problems that the aircraft have to make them not only more efficient but increase their capability for their customers.

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Rob Dewar, Head of Engineering & Customer Support for the A220, noted that since the plane’s entry-into-service close to three years ago, “the A220 aircraft has proven that it is meeting or beating its initial performance target, bringing more flexibility and revenue potential to customers.”

“Today, Airbus is reinforcing its confidence in the A220 platform and further enhancing its capabilities to meet upcoming market requirements,” Dewar added.

The A220, formerly known as Bombardier CSeries, was a clean sheet aircraft designed by Canadian manufacturer Bombardier, from which Airbus purchased a 51% stake in the program last year.

The acquisition of this aircraft program has allowed Airbus to close the market gap they were missing in their fleet range, right in between the Airbus A318 and A319.

During a live Q&A with Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, Christian Scherer and associated members of the press, he was asked what the future plans where for Airbus in regards to the ramp up in production of the A320 and A220, and what future that the A319neo would have when the A220-300 is a slightly more efficient version of the aircraft, with similar ranges and passenger capacity. “Airbus will build what the customers want, we will continue with production of the A220 and A319neo and offer both aircraft to our customers around the globe,” Scherer responded. 

The CCO went on to talk about the A220 and A320 production increase to which he stated that the manufacturer is looking to increase the A320 production to 63 aircraft a month and that for now they were only looking at adding a second production line to the A220 aircraft and are not looking at increasing that in the immediate future.

 

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Seems that the plant has been active for quite some time

POWERFUL CATALYST FOR GROWTH’

Airbus manufactures A320 Family aircraft in Mobile, and last month delivered its 100th Alabama-built plane to Frontier Airlines. It also operates an engineering center in Mobile, as well as producing helicopters and satellites elsewhere in the U.S.

Mobile Factory Tour

https://www.businessinsider.com/airbus-mobile-alabama-factory-tour-a320-american-delta-jetblue-2019-1

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1 hour ago, Marshall said:

 

Seems that the plant has been active for quite some time

POWERFUL CATALYST FOR GROWTH’

Airbus manufactures A320 Family aircraft in Mobile, and last month delivered its 100th Alabama-built plane to Frontier Airlines. It also operates an engineering center in Mobile, as well as producing helicopters and satellites elsewhere in the U.S.

Mobile Factory Tour

https://www.businessinsider.com/airbus-mobile-alabama-factory-tour-a320-american-delta-jetblue-2019-1

Okay thanks. I was aware of the A320 line but didn’t know they were already producing the A220. I suppose it didn’t take a lot of time to add it to there facility. 

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 According to the ABCDlist production list,  there are now more A220s than Cseries aircraft. 

37 Cseries,  40 A220s.

Three more deliveries in the last year,  than in all previous production.

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4 minutes ago, Tango Foxtrot said:

 According to the ABCDlist production list,  there are now more A220s than Cseries aircraft. 

37 Cseries,  40 A220s.

Three more deliveries in the last year,  than in all previous production.

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