Tuesday, July 10, 2018

JetBlue getting 60 A220s

TOULOUSE, France – JetBlue today became the first customer for the newly-rebranded Airbus A220 aircraft, signing a Memorandum of Understanding for 60 firm orders for the larger A220-300 model. In addition, the airline converted 25 of its current orders for Airbus A320neo aircraft into orders for the larger A321neo. JetBlue’s A321neos and A220s will be powered by Pratt and Whitney GTF engines. "JetBlue's selection of the A220 aircraft as a complement to its growing A320 family fleet is a tremendous endorsement – both of the A220 itself and of the way these two aircraft can work together to provide airline network flexibility and a great passenger experience," said Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer for Airbus. Airbus manufactures, markets and supports A220 aircraft under the recently finalized "C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership" (CSALP) agreement. (Source: Airbus, 07/10/18) The aircraft is currently built by Bombardier in Quebec, Canada, but a second A220 assembly line will be built in Mobile, Ala. Previous