Airbus unveils first Canadian-made A220-300 aircraft destined for a Canadian airline

First Canadian-made A220-300 for Air Canada rolls out of the paint shop ©Airbus

Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 was unveiled last week when it rolled out of the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel. In December, Air Canada will become the first Canadian airline to take delivery of this Canadian-designed and developed aircraft when it receives the first of its 45 A220s on order. The A220 features an innovative cabin design, as well as significantly lower emissions and a reduced noise footprint.

Now that the aircraft is decked out in Air Canada’s livery, it has moved to pre-flight activities in the A220 flight line hangar in Mirabel, before taking off for its first flight later this fall.

Currently, there are 94 A220 aircraft flying with six operators on regional and transcontinental routes in Asia, America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, proving the great versatility of Airbus’ latest family member. The A220 has an order book of 530 aircraft as of the end of October 2019.

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