Airbus Enhances Performance, Extends Range of A220 Aircraft

By Anna Breuer on 21 May 2019
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DSC_1474Airbus, which just delivered its 12,000th aircraft, in this case an A220 to Delta Air Lines, announced plans to increase the performance of its single-aisle A220 family aircraft.

The maximum takeoff weight of the A220 is being increased by 2.3 metric tons resulting in a maximum range increase of 450 nautical miles, the aircraft manufacturer said at a media event in Toulouse, France. The range of the A220-300 variant of the aircraft will increase to 3,350 nm and the A220-100 will increase to 3,400 nm.

“In true Airbus tradition we improve our products constantly,” said Christian Scherer, the company’s chief commercial officer, Airbus, in a statement. He added that the improvements will allow airlines “to reach markets which today cannot be served by other small single-aisle aircraft types.”

Airbus said it has 530 orders for the 100- to 150-seat A220 and estimates a market of 7,000 aircraft of this size over the next 20 years.

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