Industry First Delta Air Lines A220 rolls out of painting hangar

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Delta Air Lines` first Airbus A220-100 was introduced this week after rolling out of the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec.

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The first Airbus A220-100 in Delta Air Lines livery has left the painting hangar in Mirabel.

Delta Air Lines, which has placed an order for 75 Bombardier CS100 with options for additional 50 aircraft, will receive the first aircraft in fall 2018.

The jets will have 109 seats: 12 in first, 15 in premium economy and 82 in economy class. Delta’s first Airbus A220 is scheduled to begin service in 2019.

Delta Air Lines will become the fourth carrier operating the new aircraft model. Beside the A220-300 launch cusomter airBaltic and the A220-100 launch customer Swiss International Air Lines, Korean operates seven A220-300.

Bombardier and Airbus have delivered 42 A220 and orders for additional 363 aircraft from several international airlines. With its order for 75 aircraft, Delta Air Lines is the largest customer for the jet.

Airbus announced the acquisition of Bombardier’s CSeries program in 2017. The European aircraft manufacturer acquired the single-aisle aircraft program and renamed it from CSeries 300 and 100 to Airbus A220-300 and A220-100.

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