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Inside the cockpit of an Airbus A220. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Airbus Reaches A220 Milestone With New U.S. Production Facility

Airbus’ U.S. production capabilities have begun a new chapter following the inauguration of the newly completed 270,000-square-foot hangar designed to host the final assembly line of the A220 commercial aircraft. This facility, situated in Mobile, Alabama consists of five primary assembly areas where the different components of the airframe will come together for the final aircraft product. In addition, Airbus will be able to produce both the A220-100 and A220-300 variants.  Since Airbus’ production team decided to lay out the…

airBaltic Plans to Accelerate A220 Deliveries

Latvia's airBaltic has begun talks with Airbus to accelerate deliveries of Airbus A220 airplanes that the airline has on order. airBaltic currently has an order of 50 planes set to be delivered by 2025, but the delivery timeline could condense to just a couple of years. At a time when…

Airbus Lands A220 Order From Green Africa

With big plans for Africa, startup carrier Green Africa Airways has continued to push for expansion plans with a memorandum of understanding with aircraft manufacturer Airbus for 50 A220-300 aircraft. The airline sees the aircraft as part of its expansion plans and will use it to grow its fleet. This…

Air Baltic Looks Toward Significant Expansion Plans

As part of its ongoing expansion plan, Air Baltic has announced 13 new routes in 2020, from the capitals of the three Baltic States of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. New services include Gothenburg, Hamburg and Zurich from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius as first reported by Simple Flying. Martin Gauss, Air…

Czech Converts A320neo Order to A321XLR, A220

Following a successful launch of the Airbus A321XLR at the Paris Air Show last summer, Airbus has now landed another airline for the new product with Czech Airlines joining for its long-term expansion plans. The flag carrier announced this week that it was replacing its original order for seven A320neos…

Swiss to Ground A220 Fleet for Engine Inspections

Swiss has confirmed that it will inspect the Airbus A220 due to engine problems. This passage to the workshop will result in the cancellations of flights, said the carrier on Tuesday without providing further details. The decision is a direct consequence of two engine In-Flight Shut Down (IFSD) events, which…

Ethiopian Airlines Close to Airbus A220 Order, May Replace 737…

Africa's largest and most profitable carrier is hoping to finalize its first Airbus A220 order soon. Ethiopian Airlines is reportedly close to a deal for up to 20 Airbus A220 aircraft which could bring more than $1.6 billion to the aircraft manufacturer. Ethiopian Airlines was one of the airlines affected…

Air Canada Details Initial Routes and Onboard Design for A220…

Air Canada has unveiled which routes their new Airbus A220-300s will be deployed on, with the first one arriving in December of this year. From May next year, the airline will fly between Montreal's Trudeau airport to Seattle and Toronto Pearson to San Jose. The Canadian flag carrier ordered 45…

Air Canada Details Initial Routes and Onboard Design for A220…

Air Canada has unveiled which routes their new Airbus A220-300s will be deployed on, with the first one arriving in December of this year. From May next year, the airline will fly between Montreal's Trudeau airport to Seattle and Toronto Pearson to San Jose. The Canadian flag carrier ordered 45…

Airbus Starts A220 Production at Mobile, Ala. Plant

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 at its U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala. The first U.S. built aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series, is set to be delivered to Delta Air Lines in the latter half of 2020.  “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to…