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Paris Air Show: Delta adds five A220s

Posted 18 June 2019 · Add Comment

Delta Air Lines has ordered five additional A220-100 aircraft, bringing to 95 the total number of orders placed, including both the A220-100s and A220-300s.



The airline is the first to select the new increased maximum takeoff weight option for its entire fleet from 2020.
 
Airbus announced in May that it would increase the maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) for the A220 by 2,268 kg (2.3 metric tonnes). The new MTOW will increase the respective maximum range capabilities by 450nm to 3,400 nm for the A220-100 and 3,350nm for the A220-300.
 
Delta was the US launch customer for the A220, placing an initial order for 75 aircraft in 2016 and booking an additional 15 in December 2018. With this latest order, Delta’s orders total 45 A220-100s and 50 A220-300s.
 
Delta’s A220-100s are produced in Mirabel, Québec, while the A220-300s will be built at a new US assembly plant now under construction in Mobile, Alabama adjacent to the existing Airbus A320 assembly facility.
 
In a separate arrangement, Airbus and Delta have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for Delta TechOps to provide A220 component repair and material services for Airbus’ A220 Flight Hour Services maintenance-by-the-hour program. This strategic partnership will allow Airbus to further enhance its successful Flight Hour Services (FHS) programme for A220 customers by building on Delta TechOps’ proven component repair and management capabilities and Airbus’ expertise in maintenance engineering, inventory management and innovative services solutions.


 

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