Airbus A220

Thu, 21 May 2020. Last updated Thu, 21 May 2020 16:54

Airbus A220 is a modern aircraft designed for the 100-160 seat market. The aircraft was equipped with the latest generation Pratt & Whitney PW1500G jet engine to reduce fuel consumption per seat compared to the previous generation aircraft.

The Airbus A220 is a narrow-body, two-engine and mid-size airliner. It was designed by Bombardier Aerospace and was later sold to Airbus. The Airbus A220 aircraft consists of two variants, namely the A220-100 (ex CS100) with 108 to133 seats and A220-300 (ex CS300) with 130 to 160 seats. Currently, Delta Air Lines, Swiss International Air Lines, AirBaltic and Korean Air are operating Airbus A220 aircraft for their commercial purposes.

Airbus A220

Development

On September 8, 1998, Bombardier launched BRJ-X, a larger regional jet than Canadair Regional Jet that was launched in 2003.

At the end of 2000, the project was shelved because Bombardier wanted to focus on supporting the extension of the CRJ700 to CRJ900.

On January 31, 2007, Bombardier announced that the aircraft manufacturing would continue with plans to come into operation in 2013.

On July 13, 2008, Bombardier Aerospace officially launched C-Series, now known as Airbus A220 aircraft.

In November 2009, the first C-Series flight was scheduled by 2012.

On August 30, 2013, Bombardier received a flight test license from Transport Canada.

On September 16, 2013, Airbus A220 -100 made its first flight from Mirabel Airport.

On February 20, 2015, C-Series CS100 aircraft completed more than 1,000 test flight hours.

In June 2016, the A220 - 100 aircraft was certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.

On 11 July 2016, the A220-300 aircraft was certified by Transport Canada.

Deliveries and production had reached 33 in 2018 and 48 in 2019.

Historical operation

On July 15, 2016, CS100 aircraft (now A220-100) began a revenue service with Swiss International Air Lines flight between Zürich and Paris.

On December 14, 2016, Air Baltic began operating the Airbus A220-300 with a flight from Riga to Amsterdam in a 145-seat two-class configuration.

On December 22, 2017, Korean Air became the third airline to receive Bombardier CSeries and CS300 aircraft.

On January 20, 2018, Korean Air made its first flight with Airbus A220-300 from Seoul to Ulsan.

In July 2018, an Airbus A220-300 was delivered to Air Baltic.

On October 26, Delta Air Lines received the first A220-100. The airline operated the first fights of A220-100 for route from LaGuardia Airport, New York to Dallas Fort Worth.

On December 20, 2019, Air Canada received the first A220-300 order and will start to operate from 16 January 2020 between Calgary and Montreal.

Specifications

Variants

A220-100 (BD-500-1A10) 

A220-300 (BD-500-1A11)

Cockpit crew

Two

Passengers

100-120 (maximum 135) 

120-150 (maximum 160) 

Seat pitch

28 -36 in (71 -91 cm) in Y / J

28 283838 (71-97 cm) in Y / J

Seat width

18,5 to 20 in (47 to 51 cm)

Cargo volume

23,7 m³ / 839 cu.ft

31,6 m³ / 1,118 cu.ft

Length

35,00 m / 114 '9 "

38,70 m / 127 '0 "

Wing

35,10 m / 115 '1 "span / 112,3 m 2 (1.209 sq ft) area (10,97 AR )

Height

11,50 m / 38 '8 "

Fuselage diameter

3,7 m (12 ft 2 in)

Cabin

3,28 m / 10 '9 "wide / 2,11 m (6 ft 11 in) high

Cabin length

23,7 m (78 ft)

27,5 m (90 ft) 

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