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An airBaltic A220 painted with the Latvian flag to celebrate the nation's centenary. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

airBaltic Defers Airbus A220 Deliveries

Latvian airline airBaltic announced on Thursday that they had agreed with Airbus to take delivery of 28 A220-300s by early 2024. In mid-April, the airline's outstanding Airbus A220 orders were postponed to 2023. With the new agreement, airBaltic gained an extra year to implement its fleet plans in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic. “The recent crisis enabled us to push forward our decision to introduce an Airbus A220-300 single type fleet. It allows us to minimize complexity and benefit…

Airbus Deliveries Continue to Climb in June

Airbus, the European multinational aerospace company, provided the aviation industry some positive news with a strong month for commercial aircraft deliveries in June. In a press release provided by the aircraft manufacturer, Airbus reported delivering 36 new aircraft in June. In previous months, deliveries were softer primarily due to the…

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…

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…