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Here is a brief summary of the A220 orders with the place where the aircraft will be assembled:
-Air Lease Corporation, letter of intent for a firm order of 50 A220, Mirabel.
-Delta, conversion of 5 options on A220-100 firm orders, Mirabel.
– Nordic Aviation Capital, Memorandum of Agreement for a firm order of 20 A220, Mirabel
-Undisclosed customer, 10 A220, location to be determined
-JetBlue, conversion of 10 options on A220-300 in firm orders, Mobile
This brings commitments (firm orders, intentions and agreements) to a total of 95 A220’s of which at least 75 will be assembled in Mirabel.
The firm orders come from two existing customers, which is always a good sign especially since Delta already operates the A220 and she keeps asking for more. In addition, Delta has chosen to purchase the Maximum Takeoff Weight and Increased Range option; when Delta had placed its initial order of 75 A220, the aircraft range was restricted to 1,100 nm and the purchase of the new option indicates that after evaluating the A220, it considers that it can also be profitable on much longer routes.
The arrival of leasing companies in the list of customers is another great news for the A220 program.
Since June 2018 in Toulouse while Airbus renamed the C Series A220, it has garnered a total of 217 firm orders.>>> Follow us on Facebook and Twitter