Latest Aviation News Civil aerospace AIRBUS SAYS FINALISES $11 BN IN SALES OF A220 JETS

Airbus says finalises $11 bn in sales of A220 jets

AFP
03/01/2019 | 258 words
Airbus says finalises $11 bn in sales of A220 jets
Airbus

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Thursday it had finalised the sale of 120 A220-300 single-aisle jets worth $11 billion (9.7 billion euros).

Sixty of the aircraft would go to low-cost US carrier JetBlue and another 60 to a start-up codenamed Moxy that is to begin operations in 2021, Airbus said.

Airbus acquired in 2017 the A220-300 aircraft line, which Canadian firm Bombardier developed as its CSeries, and which represents a new generation designed for airlines seeking 100-150 seat planes.

Bombardier had struggled to win customers even though the planes offered fuel-savings similar to a new class of larger aircraft sold by Airbus and US rival Boeing.

"JetBlue has proven there is no contradiction between economic efficiency and a high quality product," said Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer in a statement.

"Their endorsement of the A220 proves this aircraft meets those two criteria better than any alternative in its segment," he added.

Moxy is an airline venture led by David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue and Azul Brazilian Airlines and who is now the controlling investor in TAP Air Portugal.

The aircraft are to be assembled in a new Airbus factory in the US state of Alabama, with work to begin later this month.

The A220's seating capacity falls between that of traditional commuter planes and Airbus' A320 family, which can seat from 180 to 240 people and which has become an airline workhorse on medium-range routes.

 
 
 
 
Related articles

Flying cars mooted for Paris' public transport network

German government mulls buying new Airbus planes

Airbus flies into new era with change of CEO

Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo as sales plummet

12/06 Ryanair buys Malta Air startup to target African markets
06/06 Dassault develops its next generation of maintenance tools
06/06 France's Reaper fleet maintenance structure is coming together in Cognac
06/06 The end of the V2500 also signifies the next climax of its maintenance
06/06 Bombardier strengthens in London with F/LIST
06/06 France to propose new tax on flights in Europe
06 JUN 2019
BARFIELD, a subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M in the Americas recently signed an agreement with ARABCAL (Arabian Calibration & Devices Repairing) to provide repair and calibration services for a wide range of GSTE products to accommodate its growing customer base in the Middle East.
06 JUN 2019
AFI KLM E&M announced that WESTJET has signed a line maintenance support contract with KLM UK ENGINEERING for its Boeing 737 service to Glasgow. This contract is effective since April. The Canadian airline had recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with AFI KLM E&M to support its GEnx engines (Boeing 787).
23 MAY 2019
MASWINGS, a regional subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, has selected AFI KLM E&M for the component support of its fleet of ten ATR72-500s. Repairs will be provided by SINGAPORE COMPONENT SOLUTIONS (SCS), the new shop of AFI KLM E&M in partnership with Sabena Technics.
17 APR 2019
S7 TECHNICS has become the MRO provider in Russia and the CIS to perform base maintenance checks on the Airbus A320NEO. The aircraft is operated by S7 Airlines and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney's PW1127 engines. The maintenance work was conducted at the company's Moscow Domodedovo airport site and included the 7500 FH / 5000 FC / 24-month 1С-check.
15 APR 2019
AFI KLM E&M has entered into an exclusive maintenance agreement with VIVA AIR GROUP that includes the support of airframe components and logistical services. The implementation of this contract with the low-cost airline based in Colombia and Peru will be provided by BARFIELD, a subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M based in Miami (Florida).
ALERTAVIA, the News platform for Aerospace and Defense industry Professionals.

Featured Content
AFI KLM E&M steps up a gear on CFM's LEAP
Sabena technics finally gets back on-board C-130Hs
Airbus and Thai Airways to launch a new joint venture MRO facility at U-Tapao
How Thai Airways will Expand Rolls-Royce's Trent Engine Service Network
China embarks on board aircraft recycling
 
LATEST NEWS   CIVIL AEROSPACE   MRO & SUPPORT   AIR TRANSPORT   DEFENCE   SPACE
Follow us
© 2019 Le Journal de l'Aviation - All rights reserved

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by following this link.  OK  Find out more