27 MAY 2019
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Airbus has announced that the A220 Family aircraft, the newest addition to its single-aisle portfolio, will now be offering increased range with H2 2020 delivered aircraft.
This news does not affect operations from London City Airport but Airbus did confirm it is now offering a Business Class only aircraft capable of reaching New York carrying 44 passengers in flat bed comfort.
The A220 aircraft maximum take-off weight (MTOW) is now confirmed to increase by 2,268kg (2.3 metric tonnes). The new MTOW will increase the respective maximum range capabilities to 3,350nm for the A220-300 and 3,400nm for the A220-100, some 450nm more than currently advertised.
“In true Airbus tradition we improve our products constantly,” said Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer, Airbus. “This new MTOW will allow operators to reach markets which today cannot be served by other small single-aisle aircraft types.”
“Since its entry-into-service close to three years ago, the A220 aircraft has already proven that it is meeting or beating its initial performance targets, bringing more flexibility and revenue potential to customers,” said Rob Dewar, head of engineering and customer support for the A220. “Today, Airbus is reinforcing its confidence in the A220 platform and further enhancing its capabilities to meet upcoming market requirements.”
Over 530 A220s have been ordered to date.
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