Friday, January 4, 2019

Two airlines order A220s

Two airlines have ordered a total of 120 of the A220 passenger jets that will be made at a still-to-be-built assembly line in Mobile, Ala. JetBlue, which received the first A321 assembled in Mobile, has confirmed an ordered for 60 A220-300 aircraft that will be produced in Mobile, according to Airbus. Also, a low-cost carrier code-named Moxy Airlines, also has confirmed an ordered for 60 A220-300 aircraft, according to Airbus. The A220, previously called the CSeries, is being produced in a partnership between Airbus and Canadian manufacturer Bombardier in a deal reached last year. Construction of a new final assembly line to assemble the A220 aircraft will begin later this month at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, according to Airbus. The first plane is expected to be delivered in 2020. (Sources: Airbus (release 1, release 2) WKRG, WPMI, WALA, 01/03/18) Previous